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May 10, 2014

Egypt
bassem_CROPPED Weekend Reading: Remembering Bassem Sabry

My friend, Bassem Sabry, died suddenly on April 29.  There have been many moving tributes to his memory over the last few weeks.  I do not have much to add other than the fact that Bassem was a light…

March 20, 2017

Media
BP03202017 Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world—and we're headed that way fast.

June 24, 2016

China
Wukan-protest Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 24, 2016

Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…

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.

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

November 25, 2013

Turkey
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) hosts ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (L) in Ankara on September 30, 2012. Egypt and Turkey: Nightmares

I remember sitting in the lobby of the Kempinski hotel in Cairo on a late afternoon in September 2011 chatting with an Egyptian friend and an American colleague when I became distracted and lost the …

March 29, 2013

Egypt
Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib speaks to journalists during the opening of its embassy in Doha on March 27, 2013 (Dabbous/Courtesy Reuters). Regional Voices: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Tunisia

“Their lives are worthless when it comes to the interests of Egypt and Egyptians…I am a president after a revolution, meaning that we can sacrifice a few so the country can move forward. It is absolu…

March 27, 2012

Politics and Government
Why-I-am-disappointed-by-Eg Guest Post: Why I Feel Disappointed By Egypt’s New Constituent Assembly

My friend, Bassem Sabry, weighs in on Egypt’s recently selected constituent assembly, the body charged with drafting the country’s next constitution. Bassem blogs at An Arab Citizen. As I regard the…