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December 5, 2012

Egypt
The Zionist Plot of Amr Moussa and Mohammed El Baradei

Those who wish to remain optimistic about political developments in Egypt must today contend with a most ridiculous yet still serious development. The new Prosecutor General, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah…

May 29, 2012

Egypt
Morsi Not Moussa?!?!?!?!

I blew it.  There is no other way of putting it.  The following two sentences from a CFR “Expert Brief” that I posted on May 21st are, without a doubt, my Scott Norwood moment: The declining fortune…

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July 5, 2017

Egypt
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.

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June 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Lord's Resistance Army Persists

African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat announced that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over seven hundred people and displaced hundreds more in 2017. In February, it …

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March 8, 2017

Development
International Women’s Day

This post is co-authored by Anne Connell, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an int…

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January 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Elite Reaction to President Trump’s Travel Ban

It is too soon to say what the lasting consequences will be of President Trump’s “travel ban” of the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries and his 120-day suspension of all refugee admissi…

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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…

October 17, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Cementing Support for Hamas

At the end of May 2010, Israel seized control of a ship called the Mavi Marmara as it approached Gaza. It intended to violate Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which is meant to stop weapons from reaching H…

February 20, 2012

Egypt
The Baha’i in Egypt and Egypt’s Future

The Baha’i have long been under attack in Iran, as I have discussed on this blog. They have also faced a history of persecution in Egypt, under the Nasser, Sadat, and Mubarak regimes. The Muslim Brot…

April 7, 2011

Egypt
Some Good News From Egypt

A recent poll by the International Peace Institute asked Egyptians about their political preferences. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, 80 percent had a favorable opinion of Arab League Secreta…