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June 2, 2017

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli soldiers in front of the Dome of the Rock. How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East

On the war’s fiftieth anniversary, five scholars discuss how Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Arab world were remade.

January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

March 15, 2016

Egypt
BP03142016 Egypt’s Black Market Blues

The Central Bank of Egypt devalued the Egyptian pound by 13 percent, which is a long overdue step, but daily life will get tougher for ordinary Egyptians in the short run.

June 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Sisi-President-Egypt Hello (Ahlan), Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: President of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s new president yesterday.  He succeeded the interim president, Adly Mansour. And who appointed Mansour? Why, Sisi himself after he and the Egypt…

August 11, 2012

Egypt
WeekendReading 08112012 cropped Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Past is Present, Libyan Islamists, and Jordanian Challenges

Amin Shalabi wonders if history will repeat itself in the U.S.-Egypt relationship. Alison Pargeter offers the deeper story on Islamism in Libya on Open Democracy. Amer Al Sabaileh discusses Jordan’…

April 5, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry walks across the tarmac of Baghdad International Airport on a March visit to Iraq (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). The World Next Week: Kerry Visits Asia, Obama Proposes a Budget, and Egypt Retries Mubarak

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon gave up his seat this week so that Isobel Coleman and I could discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to East Asia, President Obama’s forthcoming b…

September 18, 2008

China
Morgan Stanley/ CIC

Reuters is reporting that Morgan Stanley has approached the China Investment Corporation (CIC) for additional capital; it isn’t just talking to Wachovia. It order to get the equity it needs, the …

December 10, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Symposium on the Future of Conflict Prevention: Session 3: Challenges Ahead

Watch experts discuss strategies for preventing conflict in the years ahead, with particular regard to weak or failing states.