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June 20, 2016

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s Gamal Mubarak

Like Gamal Mubarak, the once-presumed heir to Egypt's presidency, once was, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the favorite son and natural heir of his ruling father, r…

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September 30, 2020

Nigeria
Sharia Punishments Embarrass Nigeria

Inhumane sharia punishments have long embarrassed the federal government of Nigeria. That is happening now, with the arrests of 13-year-old Omar Farouq, Yahaya Sharif, and Mubarak Bala.

Nigerian man, wearing dark clothing and bright red hat, looks into the camera. A man sits behind, and a bookshelf lines the nearest wall.

November 18, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe and Mubarak

Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined his country. Why now? Was it the destruction of the economy? Jailing too many opponents? Too much in…

September 2, 2020

Nigeria
Nigerian Atheist Arrested and Disappeared

The arrest and subsequent disappearance of Mubarak Bala, an avowed atheist from a prominent Muslim family, illustrates the fragility of human rights and the rule of law when an individual directly challenges the norms of conservative society in Nigeria.

Male protestors in Lagos protest against the government. The front sign reads "It is not a 'my religion or tribe is better than yours' matter. All our blood is red."

September 23, 2013

Egypt
Mubarak Speaks--Unfortunately

Through a leaked recording of conversations with his doctor over the past year, we now have new insights into the mind of Hosni Mubarak. Of course, we can’t be sure everything is authentic--not yet, …

June 14, 2012

Politics and Government
It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

This article originally appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. I hope you find it interesting and look forward to reading your comments.  Hosni Mubarak will not go away. Eve…

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December 31, 2019

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2019

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2019 who shaped U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten world figu…

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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…

December 4, 2014

United States
This Week: Mubarak’s Acquittal Challenged and Israel’s Government Dissolves

Significant Developments Egypt. Egypt’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he plans to appeal an Egyptian court’s dismissal of all remaining charges against former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. …

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters as he returns to Maadi military hospital in Cairo November 29, 2014 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).

November 5, 2019

Defense and Security
Why Would Arab Leaders Pursue Strategic Partnerships With Russia?

Amir Asmar is a Department of Defense analyst and CFR’s national intelligence fellow. Throughout his intelligence career, his primary area of focus has been the Middle East. He held a wide range of a…

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan attend a welcome ceremony in the United Arab Emirates, on October 15, 2019.