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February 8, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Is Insulting the President a Crime: Ramallah This Time

On January 23, I did a blog post here noting that in his short time in power Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi had 24 times had people jailed for the "crime" of "insulting the president." My comment t…

May 1, 2015

WR05012015 Weekend Reading and Watching: Zarif in NY, Daily Life in Damascus, and Science in the Middle East

Iranian FM Mohammad Zarif answers questions at New York University on the recent nuclear framework, terrorism, and more. Rima Ayoubi talks about day to day difficulties she faces in Damascus. Moham…

March 29, 2013

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…

May 18, 2011

Reflections on Citizen Revolt in the Middle East

Scholars from the American University of Beirut analyze the promise and peril of the Arab Spring, as well as what role the United States should play.

May 18, 2011

Reflections on Citizen Revolt in the Middle East

Join us for a conversation with scholars from the American University of Beirut who will discuss the uprisings in the Middle East and what they mean for ordinary citizens in the region.

August 29, 2012

Politics and Government
MorsiGetsAPass Morsi Gets a Pass

It has certainly been an interesting few weeks in Egypt.  Just as I was taking off for vacation, President Mohammed Morsi had consolidated his power by ousting the military’s senior command, firing t…