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May 17, 2013

Weekend Reading: Lebanon and Iran in Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and Rock Like an Egyptian

Thanassis Cambanis claims that Lebanon’s Hizballah and the clerical regime in Iran are now fully vested factions in Syria’s civil war. Hicham Mourad discusses the uneasy relationship between Egypt’s…


October 1, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Debate Continues Over a Permanent African Seat on the UN Security Council

The annual United Nations General Assembly debate, which brings over one hundred heads of state to NYC, ended today. As part of the series of speeches made by each country delegation, the foreign min…

Algeria's Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. 29/09/2012

April 12, 2012

Egypt: The Omar Theories

It is fair to say that Omar Suleiman’s bid to be Egypt’s next president is one of the most unexpected developments in post-Mubarak Egypt.  The last time anyone had seen or heard from Suleiman, he app…