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May 10, 2014

Egypt
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…

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November 14, 2018

Oman
Oman Just Bought Israeli Insurance

This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on November 7, 2018. A little more than a week ago, the drumbeat of news concerning Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was briefly inte…

Oman's leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha December 3, 2007. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (QATAR)

March 20, 2017

Media
Fake News Has a Long History in the Middle East—and the Lessons for Americans Are Unmistakably Dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world—and we're headed that way fast.

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June 24, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 24, 2016

Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…

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July 2, 2012

Syria
Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

March 29, 2013

Egypt
Regional Voices: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Tunisia

“Their lives are worthless when it comes to the interests of Egypt and Egyptians…I am a president after a revolution, meaning that we can sacrifice a few so the country can move forward. It is absolu…

Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib speaks to journalists during the opening of its embassy in Doha on March 27, 2013 (Dabbous/Courtesy Reuters).

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

April 7, 2014

Turkey
Despite Growing Opposition, AKP Remains the Dominant Force in Turkish Politics

In the past year, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AKP party have faced mass protests in Istanbul and other major cities, a widely publicized corruption scandal with deep r…

November 25, 2013

Turkey
Egypt and Turkey: Nightmares

I remember sitting in the lobby of the Kempinski hotel in Cairo on a late afternoon in September 2011 chatting with an Egyptian friend and an American colleague when I became distracted and lost the …

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) hosts ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (L) in Ankara on September 30, 2012.