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June 8, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: We Are All Khaled Said

Before there was Mohamed Bouazizi there was Khaled Said. The official "We Are All Khaled Said" Facebook page that helped instigate the January 25 uprising in Egypt and brought the issue of police to…

Khaled Said Cropped

August 23, 2018

United Kingdom
Jeremy Corbyn's Cynical Anti-Semitism

There are about 260,000 to 280,000 Jews in the United Kingdom, and about 2.8 million Muslims--ten times as many, or more. So what? So this gives us a further insight into the anti-Semitism of Labo…

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

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January 23, 2018

Egypt
Egypt's Putinesque Election

With an election looming, the incumbent president arrests and disqualifies all possible opponents, one after another. Vladimir Putin? Yes, as we see in his treatment of Alexei Navalny. (The BBC tells…

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

Elections 2018

July 18, 2017

Qatar
The Other Gulf Conflict: How the Qatar Crisis Is Playing Out in D.C. Back Rooms

Well-fed lobbyists and think tank experts do battle over catered lunches—but it's not as sleazy as it sounds.

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July 18, 2014

Israel
The Kerry-Qatar Axis

Sympathy and support for Hamas are much lower in the Arab world than in past Israeli-Hamas conflicts--except in Qatar, whose government has a special relationship with Hamas. Indeed Hamas’s political…

April 22, 2013

The Emir of Qatar Visits

The Emir of Qatar is visiting the White House tomorrow, one of a series of Middle East leaders who are coming to town (next is the King of Jordan). I am willing to bet that a White House statement i…

December 17, 2012

Israel
Hamas and Fatah: Does Familiarity Breed Non-Support?

Palestinians have joked for years that West Bankers living under Fatah oppose Fatah, while those living in Gaza under Hamas rule oppose Hamas. Familiarity breeds contempt, it seems, or at least suppr…

December 9, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
What Does Hamas Want?

Frequently I have found that when I mention the odious Hamas "Charter" as the best insight into the group’s current goals, the response is that the Charter is nearly 25 years old and doesn’t mean muc…