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August 6, 2013

Politics and Government
Lights Out for Al-Nour?

The post below on Egypt’s Salafis  was written by my research associate, Alexander Brock, and my intern, Amr T. Leheta. I hope you find it interesting.   After the military intervention that toppled…

SalafismEgypt

June 12, 2017

Qatar
Untangling the Qatar Kerfuffle

Sure, the tiny gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region. 

A Palestinian man holds a Qatari flag during a rally in support of Qatar, inside Qatari-funded construction project 'Hamad City', in the southern Gaza Strip June 9, 2017.

November 5, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry Foreign Policy: Does the United States Stand for Anything at All?

Does the United States stand for anything at all? Do we have a view about, say, slavery, or child prostitution, or the stoning of gays? What  should be a ridiculous question is raised by Secretary o…

October 17, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
FTAs for Tunisia and Egypt

The United States should begin now to negotiate free trade agreements with Tunisia and Egypt. The two cases are quite different in complexity and market size. Egypt has a population of eighty millio…

February 1, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Israel and Egypt

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in this handout picture provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) during their mee…

Israel and Egypt

December 30, 2011

United States
Mubarakism Without Mubarak

Yesterday’s Cairo raids on human rights organizations were not an attempt by the Egyptian military to crush Egyptian extremists or to weaken the Muslim Brotherhood or the Salafist party after their r…

January 10, 2013

Egypt
The Egyptian Constitutional Struggle

The struggle over Egypt’s new constitution is elucidated in a penetrating new analysis by Samuel Tadros entitled "What Is A Constitution Anyway?" It is published by the Hudson Institute as part of i…

June 8, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Economics May Trump Politics in Egypt

Egypt’s political crisis is getting the attention it merits as the presidential election approaches.  But the economic crisis is not getting enough. The financial commentator David Goldman wrote in …

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…

August 5, 2011

Justice in Cairo?

The trial of Hosni Mubarak began this week. Throughout the world the indelible image of the former president in a cage was printed on page one of a thousand newspapers. Mubarak was a dictator, and v…