Egypt

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For Arabs, choosing leaders is hard. For prime minister, Iraqis can choose between Haidar al-Abadi and Nouri al-Maliki, who are both clueless on democracy. Meanwhile, Egyptians see...(full article)

The door in the north wall, Reeves believes, leads to Nefertiti’s burial chamber, and the other to a storeroom, possibly holding treasures. He offers, in support of this theory, ...(full article)

Congress and the State Department are willing to overlook ongoing human rights abuses in Egypt as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi takes on the Islamic State and keeps the peace with Israel....(full article)

The coming months and years will make or break Sissi's government, which has been propped up by the largesse of Gulf monarchies and the United States. The Egyptian president's repu...(full article)

How extreme repression in Egypt is producing a new generation of terrorists....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Saving Syria's Christians - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under ...

U.S.-Egypt Dialogue: Drifting Along the Nile - Amy Hawthorne, CFR

In contrast to the shifting and convoluted U.S. message on Egypt in the past few years, Cairo has kept its narrative entirely consistent, if not fully convincing: Egypt is fighting...

The Middle East Recalibrates - Stratfor

Stratfor's long-term forecast is that if one's default unit of measurement for time is in decades, then Turkey will become the pre-eminent power in the Middle East....

Egypt Struggling with ISIS Insurgency - Jared Malsin, Time

They have attacked on land and at sea, killing dozens of soldiers. They have assassinated a senior official in daylight and attempted to seize a small Sinai town....

Russia's Nuclear Power Play in the Middle East - Melissa Hersh, TNI

Russia is making moves in the Middle East nuclear-energy game. It could be time for the United States to get involved, too....

Egypt Is Caught in a Deadly Stalemate - Omar Ashour, Al Jazeera

"The hands of justice is chained by laws," said Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during the funeral of his prosecutor-general, Hisham Barakat. "Courts are not suitable for this moment …...

Egypt and Israel Must Exercise Common Caution - Haaretz

Despite the Egyptian army’s assertion that the situation in northern Sinai “is 100 percent under control,” Wednesday’s deadly series of terror attacks &ndas...

Egypt Proudly Posts Photos of ISIS Corpses - Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast

The army’s escalating military and media campaign to wipe out the terror group took a gruesome step Wednesday with two posts featuring dozens of contorted bodies clutching ma...

Hamas & Egypt: United Against ISIS - Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor

Relations between Hamas and Egypt, strained since the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, appear to be improving with Saudi mediation....

Egypt Goes Back to the Bad Old Days - David Schenker, American Interest

Terrorism is taking root along the banks of the Nile, threatening to plunge Egypt into another lost decade....

Can Obama Even Decide Who Our Allies Are? - Dana Rohrabacher, WSJ

If the president must lead from behind, could he at least get behind someone who wants to win the war against Islamic extremism?...

Sunni Spiritual Leader: "At War With ISIS" - Francesca Paci, La Stampa

FLORENCE - Ahmed el-Tayeb is the Grand Imam of Cairo's Al Azhar University, which is sometimes called the Vatican of the Sunni World. He is considered by many to be the highest aut...

Tourism Crash Leaves Sinai Devastated - Bethan Staton, New Statesman

Tourists, central to the livelihood of tribesmen in the Sinai desert, have stopped travelling to the area due to unrest and terror....

Political Executions in Sisi's Egypt - Laura Dean, Global Post

Next Tuesday, a lawyer will plead for a Cairo court to suspend the execution of six men, arguing that their death sentences were unconstitutional. The only trouble is, the defendan...

Hey, Washington, What About Tunisia? - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

Thursday morning, before their Oval Office meeting, the presidents of the U.S. and Tunisia joined to co-author a Washington Post op-ed article affirming the closeness and strategic...

Egypt's Religious Freedom Farce - Oren Kessler, The National Interest

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt presents himself as an Islamic reformer. He has challenged the sheikhs of Al-Azhar University—Sunni Islam’s preeminent...

Will Egypt Actually Kill Its Deposed Pres? - Joshua Keating, Slate

The backlash to the death sentence handed down to Mohamed Morsi on Saturday was swift: The EU and U.S. have condemned the trial of Egypt’s former president as inhumane and &...

Deplorable Egyptian Death Sentences - New York Times

Sometime in the near future, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, could be hanged to death by the state. That would be a profound injustice, conside...

Egypt's Morsi Sentenced to Death - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that to...

The Last Seven Jews in Egypt - Mina Thabet, Mada Masr

I was criticized for writing an article in Arabic entitled, "We are sorry, Jews." Some wondered how a Christian could defend Jews, who some blame for taking part in the crucifixion...

The Hangover Cure from Ancient Egypt - Lucy Vernasco, Project Syndicate

According to a medical papyri from ancient Egypt, the leaves of the Alexandrian shrub chamaedaphne are the answer. If you’ve never heard of them you aren’t alone. The d...

The Unjust Persecution of Mohammed Morsi - Guardian

Western countries should protest against the relentless judicial pursuit of the former president and his colleagues...

Egypt's Revolution in Reverse - David Graham, The Atlantic

Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a former general is head of state, and charges against Hosni Mubarak have been dismissed—it's like 2011 all over agai...

Is Sectarianism a Cause of Conflict, or an Effect? - A. Philps, The National

To judge by media coverage, the conflicts in the Middle East are all sectarian – they are fights between competing religions or between sects within the same religion. While ...

The Middle East: A Rubik's Cube of Conflict - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Never in modern times has the Middle East been so chaotic. Many of us who have worked in the region have been comparing it — frighteningly — to Europe’s Thirty Ye...

The Road to a Middle East Grand Bargain - Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor

If Saudi Arabia and Iran were interested, the confrontation in Yemen could give way to a grand regional bargain....

Egypt's Meaningless Rule of Law - Washington Post

ON THE afternoon of Jan. 24, a young Egyptian poet and political activist joined other members of the secular Socialist Alliance Party in peacefully attempting to lay flowers in Ca...

A Radical Red Sea Geopolitical Reset - Alex de Waal, World Politics Review

On Monday in Khartoum, the leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia signed an initial accord on mutual water rights to the Nile River, removing another obstacle to Ethiopia’s mas...

The Decline of Egyptian Cotton - Walaa Hussein, Al-Monitor

CAIRO — “There is a global conspiracy behind its disappearance.” This is a common justification reiterated by Egyptian industrialists and officials to explain the...

A New Cairo Sure, but a New Egypt? - The National

For a city as old as Cairo, Egypt’s capital has certainly been reinvented many times. The first attempt in the modern era was Masr El Gedida (“New Cairo” in Egypt...

Egypt Can Build on Its Newfound Stability - The National

The Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh is used to catering to holiday-makers and honeymooning couples. This weekend, it will be filled with hundreds of investors, policy wo...

Egypt's Economic Transformation - Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg

With bad news generating many of the headlines from the Middle East, it has been easy to miss the ongoing transformation of the Egyptian economy....

Israel Must Abandon One-State Option to Survive - Amos Oz, LA Times

Let's start with a matter of life and death. If there are not two states, there will be one. If there is one, it will be Arab. If Arab it is, there is no telling the fate of our ch...

Winds of War in a Weary Gaza - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

GAZA — IT is winter in Gaza, in every wretched sense of the word. Six months after the latest war, the world has moved on, but tens of thousands remain homeless — sometimes cra...

America Embraces the 'Death to America' Set - Benny Avni, New York Post

The commander of Iran’s terrorist al-Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, was leading the charge Tuesday as Iraqi forces attacked ISIS in Tikrit with de facto US support. In other wo...

What Egypt Needs Now - Bloomberg View

Egypt's top court has forced a delay in elections for parliament -- a governing body the country has been going without for almost three years. Sadly, that tells the story of what'...

Saudis Look to Egypt to Counter ISIS, Iran - W.R. Mead, American Interest

Egypt might normally prefer to look almost exclusively westward, where the chaos in Libya both poses an explicit threat to its own security (radicals and weapons moving across the ...

The Wonderful World of Egyptian Vintage Vinyl - N. Khafagy, Mada Masr

CAIRO — Antique dealers, second-hand markets, auction showrooms, music lovers and historians are the cornerstones of the wondrous world of vintage vinyl records in Egypt, jus...

Did Egypt Take ISIS's Bait? - Steve Negus, Slate

n Monday, Egypt carried out its first large-scale military operation in years, targeting an ISIS training camp in eastern Libya to avenge the group’s murder of 21 Egyptian Ch...

Egypt's Crisis Across the Border - New York Times

Egyptian armed forces on Monday carried out a predawn airstrike in Libya in response to the beheading of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Islamic State, the extremis...

The Great Unraveling of Libya - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

In a failing state, an anti-Islamist general mounts a divisive campaign....

Libya Needs the World's Help Against ISIS - The National

For all the slickness of the videos produced by ISIL militants, the strategy behind their public relations has often been foolish. Even from the warped perspective of the group, it...

ISIS Barbarism on Mediterranean Shores - The Scotsman

This latest atrocity brings Islamic State to the southern shores of the Mediterranean, close enough to Italy to make it a real threat. Just in case that was not obvious enough, IS ...

Egypt Fights ISIS, Obama Ignores Egypt - Andrew McCarthy, PJ Media

How does Egypt differ from Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Two ways: (1) It was not invited to join President Obama’s ballyhooed “coalition” of Arab Muslim states fightin...

Obama's Five Mideast Blunders - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and the...

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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