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April 12, 2017

Russia
Perspectives on Russia

Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

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January 23, 2014

This Week: Syria II Launched, Iran Sanctions Eased, and Turkey’s Judiciary Purged

Significant Developments Syria. UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met separately today with delegations from Syria’s government and opposition today to prepare for face-to-face talks slated for tomorrow. The…

Senior Syrian opposition member Haitham al-Maleh sits alone during the second session of the Geneva-2 peace conference in Montreux January 22, 2014 (Saidi/Courtesy Reuters).

July 12, 2013

The World Next Week: Egypt’s Transition Continues, the UN Security Council Discusses Conflicts in Africa and Protection for Journalists, and North and South Korea Resume Talks

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon has the week off, so my good friend and colleague Stewart Patrick pinch hit in his place. We discussed Egypt’s tumultuous transition, the UN Security Co…

Opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi celebrate in Alexandria on July 7 (Louafi Larbi/Courtesy Reuters).

July 12, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Upheaval in Egypt and Syria

Significant Developments Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed today to continue resisting the army’s July 3 ouster of President Mohammad Morsi. The Brotherhood issued its call one day after the milit…

Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Courtesy Reuters).

February 24, 2014

Egypt
Why is Sami Enan Running for President?

On February 17, Lieutenant-General Sami Enan, Egypt’s former armed forces chief-of-staff, announced that he would be running for president. One can be forgiven for asking: Why?  Enan’s candidacy seem…

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August 22, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Use, Mubarak Leaves Prison in Egypt

Significant Developments Syria. French foreign minister Laurent Fabius called today for a forceful international response  to reports that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons outside Damascus ye…

A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013 (Khabieh/Courtesy Reuters).

August 29, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Retaliatory Talk Against Syria, Egypt’s Crackdown Intensifies

Significant Developments Syria. White House officials plan to brief members of Congress this evening on the situation in Syria after more than one hundred U.S. representatives signed a letter yester…

U.S. president Barack Obama (Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

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…

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July 18, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Post-Coup Government and Other Regional Developments

Significant Developments Egypt. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met senior pro-Morsi figures during her visit to Cairo yesterday. Ashton’s meetings included former premier Hisha…

Egypt's interim president Adli Mansour (R) speaks with U.S. deputy secretary of state William Burns at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, July 15, 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Dalsh).

April 9, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Complex Presidential Politics

Registration is now closed for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election. CFR’s Steven A. Cook discusses major contenders, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and last-minute entrant Om…