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Both Graham’s and Bono’s undoubtedly sincere efforts belie a deeply flawed understanding of what exactly the Marshall Plan was, and how and why it was so effective at h...(full article)

From Iran through Syria, Egypt and beyond, the net effect of Obama’s two terms has worked in favor of autocrats....(full article)

CAIRO — On Wednesday, three judges in Cairo will decide whether to allow prosecutors to pursue their case against me and my co-defendant, the journalist and human rights advocate...(full article)

The recent move — the transfer of the two islands to Saudi Arabia — reveals part of the dialogue that has been developing between Israel and its Sunni neighbors. A high...(full article)

Even members of the usually supine elite are horrified; the dictator’s move could provoke much more widespread opposition....(full article)

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The Cold Israeli-Arab Alliance Against Iran - Michael Totten, WA Journal

Israel and the Sunni Arab states inched closer together diplomatically and geopolitically last week when Egypt transferred control of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia....

Against the Odds, Journalism Persists in Mideast - Sheila Coronel, CJR

In the past year, a group of Arab journalists has been working secretly in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, and Yemen as part of a global network of investigative reporters mining the...

How Hosni Mubarak Divided the White House - Alan Philps, The National

Mr Obama considers his handling of the Egyptian revolution as a success in avoiding a bloodbath among the thousands gathered in Tahrir Square chanting for the president to leave. F...

The Political Nature of Strong Armies - Jacob Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures

The purpose of a soldier is to fight a war, and the purpose of an army is to defend a state from the hostile intentions of another power. But the military establishments that grow ...

Have Hamas and Egypt Broken Through? - Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor

A Hamas visit to Egypt ended on a positive note, which might push the Egyptians to stop the incitement campaign against the movement....

Reforming Islam - Maajid Nawaz, Daily Beast

Islamists were always going to be the enemy of reforming Muslims, and the eventual rise of ISIS was an inevitable consequence of decades of our Islamist priming. But in an increasi...

Why Egypt Is Placing Pyramids Under Military Protection - Mounir, ALM

Officials are taking tourists’ complaints to heart as they prepare to rejuvenate the great pyramids area, employing a company affiliated with the armed services to pick up th...

Courage, Pain, and Progress for Egypt's Women - Hamid, Worldcrunch

CAIRO — International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8. Egypt celebrates Egyptian Women’s Day on March 16, and March 9 marks the infamous day...

The Israeli-Egyptian Love Affair - Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

Ever since the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt almost 37 years ago, Israel and Egypt have been fostering security ties, but it is the Sisi regime that brings t...

Can Egypt and Ethiopia Share the Nile River? - Daniel Pipes, Japan Times

The succeeding 87 years saw Egypt’s population increase six times until today it numbers 90 million. Adding to the river’s 55.5 bcm, Egypt gets about 5 bcm from nonrene...

The Outrage Over a Murder in Egypt - New York Times

Italy is in an uproar over the torture and murder in Egypt of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian doctoral student at Cambridge University who disappeared in Cairo on Jan. 25 and ...

Israel's Evolving Arab Alliance - Bennett Seftel, The Cipher Brief

With the Middle East ablaze, new opportunities have emerged for regional cooperation. In fact, partnerships have formed in the most unlikely of places, as Israel and some of its Ar...

A Power Caught Between Allies and Adversaries - A.D. Miller, RCWorld

This is not your grandfather's Middle East....

Eisenhower's Middle East Is No More - Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

Elections would be the least of Eisenhower's troubles in 1956, however. Amid an ever-evolving Cold War against the communist Soviet Union, the United States found itself increasing...

Egypt's Decades-Long War on College Kids - Jennifer Williams, Vox

So why is Sisi so afraid of dissent, especially from college kids? To understand that, you need to understand an important fact about Egypt's recent (and not-so-recent) history: Si...

My Secret Egyptian Policeman - Mona Eltahawy, New York Times

I knew from the “private caller” ID that appeared on my phone that it was National Security calling to remind me — as if I’d forgotten — that they kep...

Obama Should Have Listened to Clinton on Egypt - David Ignatius, WaPo

Because these events helped shape the Middle East turmoil that has increased year by year since 2011, it’s worth reviewing them. This is not just a history lesson: The story ...

China May Disappoint the Arab World - Faisal Al Yafai, The National

If, when the moment arrives, China is unwilling to side with its allies, the Arabs will rapidly find a declawed Chinese dragon unwelcome....

Is Another Egyptian Uprising on the Way? - H.A. Hellyer, Globe and Mail

It was an uprising that grabbed the attention of the world, keeping people outside Egypt glued to their television screens and Internet feeds, eager for the latest news. I was in C...

Was Jan. 25, 2011 Really a Revolution? - Shahira Amin, Al-Monitor

Five years after the January 25 Revolution, members of the new parliament question whether the uprising was really a revolution. Meanwhile, the government is cracking down on activ...

Egypt's Silent Anniversary - David Kenner, Foreign Policy

The Egyptian government worked intensively to make sure that something important happened in Tahrir Square today: nothing. On the fifth anniversary of the Jan. 25 protests that to...

A Fracturing Regime in Egypt - Eric Trager, Foreign Policy

Egypt's strongman is cracking down ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution — but the real threat he faces isn't from protests....

Turkey Needs to Reset Its Relations With Israel - R. Cutler, National Post

Israel might sell gas to Turkey but would be unlikely to rely on Turkey for gas transit to Europe. Turkey’s “ship of state” is being tossed on the seas of social,...

Does Political Islam Have a Future? - Cameron Glenn, The National Interest

Five years after the Arab Spring, hope for a nonviolent and Islam-inflected politics is narrower than ever....

2015 Winner in Mideast: U.S. Arms Exporters - Joyce Karam, Al Arabiya

46.6 billion U.S. dollars is the average estimate for arms sales from the United States to the world in 2015. Big chunk of those receipts have gone to the Middle East where four wa...

Five Mideast Stories to Watch in 2016 - Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

It would be difficult to overstate just how deadly and destabilizing a year it was in the Middle East. From the civil wars raging in Syria and Yemen, to the ongoing military campai...

Egypt's Cash for Votes Scandal - Ismael El-Kholy, Al-Monitor

Egypt’s parliamentary elections are tainted by allegations that voters were paid to cast ballots for certain candidates....

The Mideast War on Media - Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

Soft targets such as journalists are frequently sacrificed at the altar of realpolitik, and imprisoned reporters can become pawns in geopolitical and internal feuds. Much of this m...

Egypt's State of Repression - Washington Post

THE OBAMA administration continues to provide $1.3 billion in annual military aid to the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fatah al-Sissi on the grounds that it is a necessary if unsavory a...

Strange Anomaly Found in Great Pyramid - Rossella Lorenzi, D-News

A striking anomaly has been detected on the eastern side of the Great Pyramid at Giza, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said on Monday....

After Egypt, Can Russians Travel Anywhere? - Leonid Bershidsky, BV

While Russia is fighting radical Islamists in Syria, it's impossible to rule out new acts of terror. Egypt has experienced attacks against tourists: hundreds died in 1997, 2004 and...

How Sinai Became a Terror Magnet - Emma Graham-Harrison, Guardian

The Bedouin desert wastes where a Russian passenger jet was downed are now a launchpad for Egypt’s deadly Isis offshoot....

A Plague on Egypt's Tourism - Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

The tragic crash of the Russian airliner should serve as a wake-up call. Egypt matters, and we take it for granted at our peril....

Why Ethnic Walls Are Rising in the Mideast - Doug Saunders, Globe & Mail

The West continues to become more polyglot and diverse, while the Middle East is descending into a fragmented array of ethnically and religiously homogeneous states and regions....

Egypt on the Front Line of Brutality - Amr Darrag, Washington Post

In August, a gruesome photograph purportedly of the body of Croatian Tomislav Salopek was released on Twitter. Salopek had been working for a French geophysics company when he was ...

ISIS's Deadliest Crew May Be in Sinai - N. Yousseff & S. Harris, Daily Beast

If Wilayat al Sinai turned its sights on foreign citizens, it would mark a significant evolution in ISIS’ regional strategy, from gobbling up territory to launching attacks o...

Cameron's Well-Placed Caution on Egypt - Telegraph

The possibility that Isil has brought down a commercial airliner should spur world leaders to take decisive action to destroy the militants....

Britain Must Engage Egypt's Disgraceful President - The Guardian

The problem lies therefore not in holding talks with Mr Sisi, but in how those talks are conducted and what is being said. At the moment there is a risk that he is being given a bl...

Egypt & Arab Spring: A 200-Year Revolution - Khaled Fahmy, Aeon

The Arab Spring was two centuries in the making. But is the Egyptian revolution any closer to ending the state’s tyranny?...

Britain Needs Egypt's Sissi on Its Side - Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph

Taking action that harms the Egyptian economy could also be counterproductive to Mr Cameron’s plans for bringing stability to North Africa...

Egypt Crash Must Be Catalyst for Change - Natalia Antonova, Moscow Times

It's odd, how grief can unite people better than joy, at times. Since the horrifying A321 disaster over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, it's been heartening to see Russians taking care of...

What Brought Down the Russian Plane? - Marina Koren, The Atlantic

Russian families have begun identifying the victims of Saturday’s plane crash in Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board....

Did Old Accident Doom Russian Plane? - Clive Irving, The Daily Beast

The suddenness of what happened to the Russian-operated jet that crashed in the Sinai is highly unusual. According to reports the pilot had reported a technical problem and a diver...

Despite Fine, Less than 20% of Egyptian Voters Turn Out - A. Aman, Al-M

CAIRO — Voters’ indifference and lack of participation marred the first round of parliamentary elections conducted in 14 governorates. Yet, electoral observers expected such an...

Could Egypt Sink Into the Sea? - Ayah Aman, Al-Monitor

Although officials show interest in the issue of climate change and its impact on Egypt’s water and food security, the government has yet to take practical measures to address po...

Israel Still Mulling Iran Strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to visit Capitol Hill Tuesday after sitting down with President Obama Monday to talk about Iran.Monday's discussion was important for ...

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