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May 25, 2016

BP05252016 Drinking From the Nile

Some observations while traveling through Egypt.

October 23, 2013

Nileism_CROPPED Nile-ism

Erbil—I am in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but the news from Egypt is never far away. There are no words for Sunday’s attack at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Warraq that killed four, including t…

August 1, 2011

Istanbul On The Nile Istanbul On The Nile

Egyptian soldiers stand behind barbed wire as demonstrators clash with loyalists of the ruling military council near the defence ministry, the headquarters of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces …

April 14, 2011

Goodfellas on the Nile Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

April 19, 2018

Women carry identification papers during the registration for a Darfur referendum, at a registration centre at Abo-Shouk IDP camp at Al Fashir in North Darfur, February 17, 2016. Five Questions on the Sudan Peace Process

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

January 16, 2018

BP01162018 Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.

July 29, 2015

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TheU.S.EgyptStrategicDialogue The U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue: Drift Along the Nile

My friend and colleague, Amy Hawthorne, wrote this terrific preview of the upcoming U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue.  I hope you find it interesting and useful. On August 2, U.S. Secretary of State Jo…

February 8, 2013

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WeekendReading020813 Weekend Reading: Banking on the Nile, Dialogue in Bahrain, and Obama in Israel

Mohamed A. El-Erian presents seven compelling reasons that Egypt’s leadership needs to adopt new, more cooperative approaches to solving the increasingly dire economic crisis on the banks of the Nile…

July 5, 2017

EgyptTiranSanafirKhaledAli Egypt’s Leader Faces a Crisis of His Own Making—One That Reveals His Nation’s Dangerous Weakness

Two obscure islands that many Egyptians didn't even know about suddenly threaten President Sisi's regime.

May 3, 2013

WeekendReadingMAY3 Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Revolutionary Symbols, Religious Tolerance on the Nile, and Israel Is Not Feeling Lucky

Muftah analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood’s appropriation of revolutionary symbols, such as the Ultras,  to claim popularity among the youth in Egypt. Egypt Monocle discusses Salafyo Costa, a group see…