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April 15, 2011

Egypt
Bloggingheads with Issandr El Amrani

Hi folks, Issandr El Amrani of The Arabist and I did an episode of Bloggingheads yesterday. We spoke about everything Egypt, from the military, to the economy, to its foreign policy. If you would…

August 9, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Faction Releases Book on History and Ideology

The book likely represents the public views of one of Yusuf’s sons and the current ISWAP leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who became very close to Abubakar Shekau after the former’s father was killed in 2009.

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December 5, 2012

Egypt
The Zionist Plot of Amr Moussa and Mohammed El Baradei

Those who wish to remain optimistic about political developments in Egypt must today contend with a most ridiculous yet still serious development. The new Prosecutor General, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah…

July 18, 2012

Human Rights
Does the United States Favor Democracy in El Salvador?

Having undermined democracy in Honduras in 2009 and watched democracy disappear in Nicaragua as the Sandinistas regained power in 2011, it is perhaps not surprising that the Obama administration appe…

September 1, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Profile: Osama bin Laden

A profile of Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of al-Qaeda.

May 5, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Osama Bin Laden and Africa

A member of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) gestures in front of a portrait of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a pro-U.S. rally as the group celebrates bin Laden's killing, in N…

Osama Bin Laden and Africa

May 3, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Osama bin Laden’s Death Weakens al-Qaeda in Arab World

Here is a very brief video from the CFR web site, addressing how Bin Laden’s death affects al-Qaeda. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiRLLERBXCo

March 6, 2018

Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda’s Resurrection

With the demise of the Islamic State, a revived al-Qaeda and its affiliates should now be considered the world’s top terrorist threat.

Members of al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra

March 23, 2011

Elections and Voting
El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

Former Nigerian Minister of the Federal Capital Territory El-Rufai speaks during his appearance at the Federal High court in Abuja. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters) Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Ni…

El-Rufai Comments on Nigeria’s Elections

April 30, 2012

United States
How Risky Was the Osama bin Laden Raid?

Last week, the Obama campaign released a video starring Bill Clinton, in which he extolled the president’s decision to authorize the raid that killed Osama bin Laden one year ago. In the video, Clint…

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