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July 31, 2013

Egypt
Gulf Cash Stabilizes Egypt, for Now

As Egypt’s political crisis deepens, its economy has been stabilized by a cash infusion from the oil-rich Persian Gulf. Economist Farouk Soussa outlines the limited options facing Egypt’s interim gov…

September 13, 2013

Global
Reflecting on Lehman’s Global Legacy

Experts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East reflect on the impact and legacy of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy five years ago.

December 30, 2013

Human Rights
Bahrain: Insulting the King Means Jail

During his brief period as Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi sought to suppress criticism by prosecuting citizens for the "crime" of "insulting the president." In fact he prosecuted more cases than al…

March 4, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Aid To Egypt: Do Human Rights Matter?

The White House read-out of the President’s February 26 call with Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi said this: The President...emphasized President Morsy’s responsibility to protect the democratic p…

January 23, 2013

United States
Is "Insulting the President" or Converting to Christianity a Crime?

Is "Insulting the President" a crime? How about converting to Christianity? Both are crimes in Egypt today. A new report by the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, entitled "The Crime of Ins…

January 5, 2012

Egypt
Mubarak’s Fate Mubarak’s Fate

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher while being transported to the courtroom at the police academy in Cairo on January 5, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). Among the many problems Egy…

June 19, 2015

Al-Qaeda
Houthi rebels drive past a painted Ansar al-Sharia flag. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has emerged as one of the most dangerous al-Qaeda affiliates, strengthening amid political unrest in Yemen. 

January 15, 2014

Political Movements
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi hold up a Quran while making "Rabaa" gestures during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

The future of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition movement and a standard bearer for Islamist groups around the world, remains uncertain following Mohammed Morsi’s fall.

July 2, 2012

Syria
Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

June 6, 2012

Pakistan
al-Qaeda (a.k.a. al-Qaida, al-Qa’ida)

A profile of the international terrorist network that the United States has singled out as the most serious threat to U.S. security.