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May 25, 2016

Egypt
Drinking From the Nile

Some observations while traveling through Egypt.

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October 23, 2013

Egypt
Nile-ism

Erbil—I am in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, but the news from Egypt is never far away. There are no words for Sunday’s attack at the Church of the Virgin Mary in Warraq that killed four, including t…

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August 1, 2011

Turkey
Istanbul On The Nile

Egyptian soldiers stand behind barbed wire as demonstrators clash with loyalists of the ruling military council near the defence ministry, the headquarters of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces …

Istanbul On The Nile

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

Goodfellas on the Nile

October 5, 2018

Ethiopia
Ethiopia: East Africa’s Emerging Giant

Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, is seeking aggressive reforms to put an end to discord and build on the country’s progress in recent decades, but a towering set of challenges threatens his agenda.

Children play within the Balderas condominium in Addis Ababa.

April 19, 2018

Sudan
Five Questions on the Sudan Peace Process

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

Women carry identification papers during the registration for a Darfur referendum, at a registration centre at Abo-Shouk IDP camp at Al Fashir in North Darfur, February 17, 2016.

January 16, 2018

Egypt
Is War About to Break Out in the Horn of Africa? Will the West Even Notice?

Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.

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July 29, 2015

United States
The U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue: Drift Along the Nile

My friend and colleague, Amy Hawthorne, wrote this terrific preview of the upcoming U.S.-Egypt strategic dialogue.  I hope you find it interesting and useful. On August 2, U.S. Secretary of State Jo…

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February 8, 2013

United States
Weekend Reading: Banking on the Nile, Dialogue in Bahrain, and Obama in Israel

Mohamed A. El-Erian presents seven compelling reasons that Egypt’s leadership needs to adopt new, more cooperative approaches to solving the increasingly dire economic crisis on the banks of the Nile…

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May 3, 2013

Israel
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Revolutionary Symbols, Religious Tolerance on the Nile, and Israel Is Not Feeling Lucky

Muftah analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood’s appropriation of revolutionary symbols, such as the Ultras,  to claim popularity among the youth in Egypt. Egypt Monocle discusses Salafyo Costa, a group see…

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