Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution is a leading voice on government in the Arab world. His new book, "Temptations of Power," discusses the future of Islamist parties in the Middle East, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, and challenges the notion that democracy has a moderating influence on these groups. Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with Islamist leaders and activists.
The Future of Islamist Parties in the Middle East
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Shadi Hamid, fellow at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy and author of the new book "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East"