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August 24, 2018

North Korea
Global Conflict This Week: United States Appoints Special Representative to North Korea

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

South Korean soldier stands guard.

August 15, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Transatlantic Aims Overlap in the Middle East

Although deep disconnects plague current transatlantic cooperation in the Middle East, the United States and Europe still share a common interest in stabilizing this volatile region.

U.S. Secretary of Defense and NATO Secretary General at a NATO meeting

June 4, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
NGO Verdict in Cairo, Failure in Washington

Here is what happened in Cairo in the case of 43 NGO workers whose crime was to promote democracy in Egypt: An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted 43 nonprofit workers, including at least 16 America…

September 5, 2012

American Policy and the New Egypt

American policy toward Egypt is the subject of two important articles from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy today. First, Eric Trager recounts his unhappy interview with Mohamed Morsi i…

Morsi and supporters

December 13, 2013

Voices From Syria

“We came here in the winter but it would have been better if we had stayed in Syria. At least if you die, you die in your own house.” –Ibrahim, 27, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon “The fear of permanenc…

Syrian refugees from the town of Qara gather around a fire to keep themselves warm in a Syrian refugee camp on the Lebanese border town of Arsal, in eastern Bekaa Valley December 12, 2013 (Haju/Courtesy Reuters).

March 16, 2012

Politics and Government
Weekend Reading: Lebanon in Limbo, Egypt’s NGOs Report, and the Abaya Remix

Makram Rabah looks at the possible effect of Syria’s revolution on Lebanon. The Project on Middle East Democracy’s report: The Campaign Against NGOs in Egypt. Manar Al Hinai sheds light on the new …


April 27, 2012

United States
Weekend Reading: Women in the Arab World, Engaging Islamists, and the Great Wall of Israel

A compilation of reactions to Mona el-Tahawy’s controversial piece, “Why Do They Hate Us?”. Quinn Mecham writes a policy brief for POMED on a strategy for sustained engagement with Islamist parties…


August 31, 2012

Weekend Reading: Egyptian Labor, Syrian Brutality, and Gulf Stereotypes

Eric Lee at In These Times discusses Egypt’s unfinished labor revolution. Robin Yassin-Kassab, on his blog Qunfuz, writes about the Assad regime’s brutality, highlighting the recent massacre in Dara…


August 3, 2012

Weekend Reading: Moroccan Exceptionalism?, Higher Ed in the West Bank, and Revolutionary Environments

Samia Errazzouki examines dissent in Morocco in the context of regional turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Bernard Avishai questions the legitimacy of the University of Judea and Samaria. …


January 7, 2012

Weekend Reading: SCAF-Salafi Alliance?, L’affaire Basbug, and Bahrain’s Opposition

Mona Anis says that perhaps Egypt’s Salafists are better suited than the Brotherhood for an alliance with the military. Merve Busra Ozturk provides reflections on the recent arrest of Turkish former…