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October 26, 2017

Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

Panelists discuss global public opinion towards democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and the implications for the future of democracy and U.S. foreign policy.

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January 30, 2015

Weekend Reading: The Failure of January 25, Beirut’s Barbershops, and Zajal In Lebanon

Wael Eskandar argues that the death of Egyptian activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh last week at the hands of security forces represents the complete failure of the January 25 revolution. Fadi Mroue, writin…


April 25, 2014

Weekend Reading: Syrian Gastronomy, Arab Film, and Gay Rights in Lebanon.

Lauren Bohn talks about the importance of food with Syrian refugees in Beirut for Bon Appetit. Maya Sioufi discusses how Cinephilia is investing in the future of Arab cinema. Farah Wael examines ga…


August 22, 2013

Egypt by Egyptians: Is This the End of an Era for the Muslim Brotherhood?

Wael Nawara, writing for Al Monitor, discusses the Egyptian interim government’s threat to place the Muslim Brotherhood on the terrorist list, claiming that this could be the end of an era for the or…


August 19, 2013

Egypt by Egyptians: The Revenge of the Police State

Wael Eskander, writing for Jadaliyya, warns of the revenge of the police state as Egyptians lend popular support to security solutions to political issues.


June 14, 2012

Politics and Government
It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

This article originally appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. I hope you find it interesting and look forward to reading your comments.  Hosni Mubarak will not go away. Eve…


August 6, 2013

Voices From Egypt

“On such a dark day, a red day, a black day, people wake up to something that never happened in Egyptian history. We have martyrs with the bullets of the Egyptian army.” –Gamal Abdel-Salam of the doc…

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a march from Al-Fath Mosque to the defence ministry, in Cairo July 30, 2013 (El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

April 30, 2012

Egypt: Constitutional Principles?

Egypt continues to be extraordinarily interesting.  As I write, we are expecting a cabinet reshuffle, there are rumors that Mohamed Morsi—the Muslim Brotherhood/Freedom and Justice Party candidate fo…


May 23, 2013

Middle East Matters This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations and Iranian Elections

Significant Developments Syria. Moaz al-Khatib, the outgoing leader of the Syrian National Coalition, announced an initiative on Facebook today, proposing a safe exit for Syrian president Bashar al-…

A Syrian refugee girl walks inside the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, 20 km (12.4 miles) east of the city of Zarqa April 29, 2013 (Hamed/Courtesy Reuters)..