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February 11, 2016

India
Five Questions on Evaluating Progress to End Poverty with Dean Karlan

This post features a conversation with Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, president and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, and founder of ImpactMatters, a newly-launched …

A girl studies while sitting on top of a taxi outside her shanty home at a roadside in Mumbai, India (Shailesh Andrade/Reuters).

January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

March 15, 2016

Egypt
Egypt’s Black Market Blues

The Central Bank of Egypt devalued the Egyptian pound by 13 percent, which is a long overdue step, but daily life will get tougher for ordinary Egyptians in the short run.

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August 11, 2012

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Past is Present, Libyan Islamists, and Jordanian Challenges

Amin Shalabi wonders if history will repeat itself in the U.S.-Egypt relationship. Alison Pargeter offers the deeper story on Islamism in Libya on Open Democracy. Amer Al Sabaileh discusses Jordan’…

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July 17, 2013

Egypt
Echoes of Nasser

This article was originally published here on ForeignPolicy.com on Tuesday, July 16. It was October 26, 1954, and Gamal Abdel Nasser was regaling a crowd gathered in Alexandria’s Manshiya Square. A…

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June 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Hello (Ahlan), Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: President of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s new president yesterday.  He succeeded the interim president, Adly Mansour. And who appointed Mansour? Why, Sisi himself after he and the Egypt…

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April 5, 2013

The World Next Week: Kerry Visits Asia, Obama Proposes a Budget, and Egypt Retries Mubarak

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon gave up his seat this week so that Isobel Coleman and I could discuss Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to East Asia, President Obama’s forthcoming b…

Secretary of State John Kerry walks across the tarmac of Baghdad International Airport on a March visit to Iraq (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

July 5, 2011

Thailand
How Thailand Got Here

Puea Thai Party's Yingluck Shinawatra (C) poses for a photo with her coalition after a joint news conference in Bangkok July 4, 2011. (Adrees Latif/Courtesy Reuters) Thailand’s political denouem…

Puea Thai Party’s Yingluck Shinawatra (C) poses for a photo with her coalition after a joint news conference in Bangkok July 4, 2011.

June 27, 2012

Egypt
Three Myths About the Muslim Brotherhood

Since Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Election Commission declared Mohamed Morsi the winner of the presidential election, there has been a lot of commentary about the Muslim Brotherhood.  Morsi, an engi…

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July 12, 2011

Thailand
The U.S. Response to Thailand’s Election

Thailand's Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra (L) poses for photographers as she gives United States ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney a bouquet of flowers ahead of U.S. Independence Da…

Thailand’s Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra (L) poses for photographers as she gives United States ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney a bouquet of flowers ahead of U.S. Independence Day celebrations in Bangkok July 5, 2011.