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January 5, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Christmas in Egypt

Riot police stand behind a protective wire barrier during clashes outside al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo. (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) The New Year bombing at a church in Alexandria, Egypt has now c…

Christmas in Egypt

March 10, 2016

Sisi Wags His Finger

It may seem that the Egyptian president is losing control of Egyptian politics and society, but he likely never had full control over it in the first place.


March 27, 2015

Weekend Reading: Wahhabism and ISIS, the Yemeni State, and the State of Yemen

Lorenzo Kamel examines how the Wahhabi establishment in Saudi Arabia attempts to differentiate itself from the ideology of ISIS. Jay Ulfelder finds that recent events in Yemen challenges traditional…


August 10, 2015

Whatever is the Matter With Egypt? Nothing All That New

My friend Hisham Melham, Al Arabiya’s Washington bureau chief, dean of the Beltway-based Arab press corps, farmer, and intellectual with few peers, wrote a piece that appeared over the weekend called…

Whatever is the Matter With Egypt

July 6, 2015

Egypt’s Coming Chaos

This article originally appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on Friday, July 3, 2015. When Egyptian Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat’s car was blown up in Cairo this week by as of yet unknown terrori…


May 10, 2014

Weekend Reading: Remembering Bassem Sabry

My friend, Bassem Sabry, died suddenly on April 29.  There have been many moving tributes to his memory over the last few weeks.  I do not have much to add other than the fact that Bassem was a light…


April 9, 2014

Egypt's Solvency Crisis

Introduction Egypt is experiencing a deep economic crisis. The country's foreign currency reserves are less than half of what they were before the January 2011 uprising, threatening Egypt's abilit…

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May 14, 2013

Egypt, Turkey, and Tunisia Are All Slowly Islamizing

This article was originally published on The Atlantic on Monday, May 12, 2013. Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil announced a cabinet reshuffle recently that included a number of new ministers fr…


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).

June 13, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Deaths, Turkey’s Protests, and Egypt’s Water

Significant Developments Syria. United Nations high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay said today that the Syrian death toll is approaching ninety-three thousand. Syrian rebels attacked the v…

Women hold candles as they mourn at a funeral earlier this week in Raqqa province east of Syria May 16, 2013 (Kelze/Courtesy Reuters).