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July 7, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Israel: BDS in the West, Integration in the Middle East?

Efforts continue in Europe and the United States to boycott Israel or at least Israeli goods "tainted" by their production in settlements in the West Bank, and to disinvest in Israeli companies or in…

August 6, 2013

Egypt
Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a march from Al-Fath Mosque to the defence ministry, in Cairo July 30, 2013 (El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From Egypt

“On such a dark day, a red day, a black day, people wake up to something that never happened in Egyptian history. We have martyrs with the bullets of the Egyptian army.” –Gamal Abdel-Salam of the doc…

June 27, 2013

United States
A Lebanese army soldier stands atop of an armoured personnel carrier as he patrols the area near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon June 25, 2013 (Hashisho/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon’s Sectarian Violence, Qatar’s New Emir, and Egypt’s President Ruminates

Significant Developments Lebanon. The Lebanese army defeated the militant followers of radical Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir in Sidon on Tuesday after a violent two-day battle. The clashes ended…

April 14, 2011

Egypt
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…

August 31, 2005

Elections and Voting
Cook: U.S. and Internal Pressures Producing First Multi-Candidate Presidential Election in Egypt

Steven A. Cook, who was director of the Council’s recent independent Task Force report, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How?, says Egypt’s September 7 presidential election marks the first time…