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Mar 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
How Conflict Drives Hunger in Africa, Yemen

Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in those countries, says World Food Program Chief Economi…

Sep 2013

Radicalization and Extremism
A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

The rise of Islamist radicalism continues to threaten U.S. interests in the greater Middle East. Last year's attacks on U.S. embassies, instability in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings, and an incr…

Jun 20, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Mobile MPESA Cropped Segovia: A New Player in Cash Transfers

For several years now I’ve been following the progress of an innovative new philanthropy: GiveDirectly. Its cofounders, Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus, started the organization in 2008 while doing the…

Apr 14, 2011

Egypt
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Is Not al-Qaeda, Says CFR Senior Fellow Ed Husain

Senior Fellow Ed Husain discusses Egypt’s largest Islamist organization, and how it may be more willing to engage in diplomacy than al-Qaeda.

Nov 27, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Power Struggle: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken extensive new powers for himself. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights three underlying issues at the core of Egypt’s power struggle.

Feb 24, 2012

Afghanistan
Protests Over Quran Burning May Spread Beyond Afghanistan

The protests sweeping Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base may spread to other Muslim countries unless U.S. and NATO officials act swiftly, says CFR’s Ed Husain.

Oct 24, 2011

Democratization
Tunisia’s Islamists Vie for Power

Ed Husain, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, discusses the emergence of Islamist political parties in Tunisia.

Aug 4, 2011

Homeland Security
9/11 Perspectives: Splinters in the Global Islamist Movement

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Ed Husain, Senior Fellow for Middl…

May 4, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bin Laden May Become More Powerful Dead

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden’s death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues…

Jan 27, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Debating Amnesty and Immigration Policy

Yesterday I had an exchange with my CFR colleague, Ed Husain (who has a fantastic blog, "The Arab Street,"), about my last post on Mitt Romney’s "self-deportation" plan. I wanted to post it here, to …