Muslim Radicals In Power By David Ignatius, Hasan Nasrallah, Hezbollah leader, is an example of a Muslim radical who wants both to govern and hold onto his weapons
Palestine Without Illusions By Charles Krauthammer, Hamas' victory is no disaster. The world may now force Palestine to choose blood, death, and romance or recognition, aid, and their own state.
Al-Ahram Positive for all The victory of Hamas in Palestinian legislative elections may help, not hinder, the peace process between the Arab world and Israelis, writes Muqtedar Khan
Washington Institute Between Palestinian and Israeli Elections: Implications for U.S. Policy Robert Satloff, Dennis Ross, and Michael Herzog
Dar Al-Hayat Boycott and "Hamas" by Abdallah Iskandar - The Israeli and US campaign waged on Hamas, along with its European upshots, abounds with hypocrisy.
Al-Ahram Settling the dust The west's response to Hamas' epochal victory in the Palestinian elections has been one of absolute indecision, writes Graham Usher in Gaza
Slate Dispatch From Hamastan: Palestinians may worry about beer, veils, and wages, but few seem unhappy about last week's results. Rebecca Sinderbrand
Carnegie Endowment Aftermath of the Hamas Tsunami, Brown
Promoting Democracy after Hamas' Victory, Ottaway
Al-Ahram Legitimate interests Omayma Abdel-Latif assesses the implications of the new wave of political Islam sweeping the region
The Economist To whom will Hamas listen?
UPI Analysis: Can Hamas be good for peace?
Dar Al-Hayat "Hamas" Wages a Battle of Concepts by Daoud Shirian - The peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians needed the rise of "Hamas" movement to power to secure its survival, after it lost the concept of parity between Israel and the PA.
Politics & Policies: Why Hamas can fail By CLAUDE SALHANI
Dar-Al Hayat Mahmoud Abbas in the Hamas Era by Ghassan Charbel - It is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' right to be bitter. He didn't receive the kind of support from the Fatah Movement that should be offered to a president coming from its ranks.
Al-Ahram The problem is Israel, not Hamas Hamas's rise to power is only a problem if Israel remains wedded to its colonial policy of stealing Palestinian lands and terrorising its people, writes Khaled Amayreh
Why Hamas's Electoral Victory Leaves Me Neutral - Daniel Pipes, New York Sun
Women, Secret Hamas Strength, Win Votes at Polls and New Role Women of the radical Palestinian group hold 6 of the party's 74 seats in Parliament, giving them a new and unaccustomed public role.
Hamas Is Silent on Leaders as the Power Tilts to Gaza
Haaretz Israel likely to transfer tax monies to PA next week
Egypt Insists That Hamas Stop Violence
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood May Be Model for Islam's Political Adaptation By Daniel Williams, Mustafa Mohamed Mustafa, a legislator from the Muslim Brotherhood, stood on the Egyptian parliament's tiered floor, pulled out a copy of
Protests Over Muhammad Cartoons Escalate By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Outrage over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad escalated in the Arab and Islamic world Thursday, with Palestinian......
BBC Iran set to face Security Council The UN's atomic watchdog will report Iran to the Security Council when it reconvenes in Vienna, diplomats say.
Gulf News There is only one way to deal with Iran
The US should give a guarantee and persuade the government in Tehran that it has no need of nuclear weapons because it no longer faces a threat of regime change by force.
Iran Threatens Full-Scale Enrichment Work By GEORGE JAHN, Iran threatened to retaliate Thursday in the face of almost certain referral to the U.N. Security Council for its nuclear
BBC Iran 'has negative role in world' Tension Rises Over Cartoons of Muhammad By Molly Moore and Faiza Saleh Ambah, Protests against European newspapers' publication of cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad gained momentum across the Islamic
Signals Indicate Iran Will Be Reported to Security Council By John Ward Anderson, The 35-member board of the U.N. atomic agency began debate Thursday of a resolution to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council
BBC Holding on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fights to stay in power
A delegation representing the Kurdish Political Movements in Syria ...
Lebanese ministers rejoin cabinet