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February 18, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Mubarak Is Gone, Now Comes the Hard Part

A family of Egyptian pro-democracy supporters ride on a motorcycle carrying an Egyptian flag after Friday prayers near Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Amr Dalsh/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The TV cam…

A family of Egyptian pro-democracy supporters ride on a motorcycle carrying an Egyptian flag after Friday prayers near Tahrir Square in Cairo

April 10, 2011

Politics and Government
The Egyptian Armed Forces: Guns & Roses

Army soldiers walk past people shouting anti-constitutional amendment slogans during a protest in Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) The violence during the wee hours of Saturday morning in Tahrir S…

The Egyptian Armed Forces: Guns & Roses

March 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Egypt’s Referendum

Egyptian men walk past a banner that reads "Not for a referendum March 19" during a rally to demonstrate the unity between Muslims and Christians at Tahrir Square in Cairo on March 11, 2011 (Amr Dals…

Egypt’s Referendum

April 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Should Obama Arm the Libyan Rebels?

A sign displayed during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011. (STR New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Should the United States arm the rebels fighting to oust Muammar Qaddafi? After initial signs…

Man holds a sign during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011.

May 31, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S. Options in Libya

A Libyan boy protests Qaddafi's rule during Friday prayers in Benghazi. (Amr Dalsh/courtesy Reuters) CNN’s GPS blog has posted my assessment of the possible steps the United States could take if…

A Libyan boy protests during Friday prayers in Benghazi.

May 13, 2011

Politics and Government
Egypt: Sectarian Tensions and Authoritarian Temptations

Egyptian Muslims look towards army soldiers trying to break up clashes between Christians and Muslims in downtown Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) The sectarian violence that flared in Cairo earli…

Egypt: Sectarian Tensions and Authoritarian Temptations

July 6, 2011

Human Rights
Egypt: Home Is Where The Streets Are

A protester shouts slogans at Tahrir Square in Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) Egyptians and Egypt-watchers are waiting with anticipation to see what will happen this coming Friday, when demonstr…

Egypt: Home Is Where The Streets Are

June 24, 2011

Egypt
Three Things I Learned in Cairo Today

Protesters pray in Tahrir Square during a protest against the ruling military council's handling of the post-revolt phase in the centre of Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) Another busy day…

Three Things I Learned in Cairo Today

March 21, 2011

Politics and Government
A Nervous Step Forward: Egypt’s Referendum

Egyptians cast their vote during a national referendum at a polling station in Cairo on March 19, 2011 (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters). Here’s a brief excerpt from an interview on Egypt’s referendum th…

A Nervous Step Forward: Egypt’s Referendum

November 18, 2010

Israel
Roundup

Muslim Pilgrims Gather to Cast Stones at Pillars Symbolizing Satan in Mena Issandr El Amrani: Shazli Country Al-Shazli achieves in death what he would never achieve in life Preparing for Succ…

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