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January 21, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt’s Referendum

Egypt’s constitutional referendum this week should be no cause for celebration. It was not free and fair; the turnout did not suggest a consensus among Egyptians; and the future stability of Egypt is…

March 15, 2016

BP03142016 Egypt’s Black Market Blues

The Central Bank of Egypt devalued the Egyptian pound by 13 percent, which is a long overdue step, but daily life will get tougher for ordinary Egyptians in the short run.

September 29, 2014

Hating Mubarak Loving Sisi_2 Hating Mubarak; Loving Sisi

Over the last few years, Egypt has become an object lesson in how narrow interests, greed, and politics can quickly undo noble ideas and aspirations. The time since former President Hosni Mubarak’s d…

August 2, 2013

WRPicCropped Weekend Reading: Egypt’s State of Emergency, Tunisia’s Terrorism, and Libya’s Legislature

Amr Shalakany analyzes the Egyptian July 8 constitutional declaration, arguing it establishes a de facto state of emergency in Egypt. In the wake of last week’s political assassination in Tunisia, A…

November 15, 2013

Defense and Security
Iran Nuke Talks 11.15.13 You Might Have Missed: Nuclear Iran, Drone Markets, and Terrorism

  “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” International Atomic Energy Agency, November 14, 2013. Si…

April 12, 2013

Weekend-Reading-04102013 Weekend Reading: 1967 Borders, Sectarianism in Egypt, and the Options for Iran

Dahlia Scheindlin evaluates the pragmatism of Ghazi Hamad,  Deputy Foreign Minister of Gaza, who publicly recognized the 1967 borders last week. Tarek Osman provides his insight on the sectarian iss…

September 24, 2012

McDermid_Cropped Morsi in New York: Making a Brand New Start of It

Perhaps the most anticipated speech at this year’s UN General Assembly meeting will be that of Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi. The annual heads-of-state palooza at Turtle Bay is generally a ya…

May 22, 2012

An Egyptian expatriate living in Lebanon casts his ballot at a polling station at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut on May 11, 2012, during an early voting ahead of Egypt's presidential election (Sharif Karim/Courtesy Reuters). Why Are Egypt’s Presidential Elections Significant?

In an historic development, Egyptians head to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote for a new president. To better understand the importance of this week’s elections, I asked a number of Egypti…