Egypt

جمهورية مصر العربية

Hey, Washington, What About Tunisia?

Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View

Egypt's Religious Freedom Farce

Oren Kessler, The National Interest

The Last Seven Jews in Egypt

Mina Thabet, Mada Masr

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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 &...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

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...

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...

Egypt Unites Against ISIS - Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

The Libyan branch of ISIS massacred 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend. A knife-wielding executioner frog-marched the bound and blind-folded captives to a beach in front of a...

The Kremlin's Middle East Charm Offensive - Alan Philps, The National

For a man whose country is under crippling western sanctions, Vladimir Putin has been doing a lot of travelling. He has visited India, Turkey and, at the beginning of this week, Eg...

What Does Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Do Now? - Arwa Ibrahim, ME Eye

In an interview in Turkey, Hamed tells MEE that a new generation of revolutionaries is changing the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt....

Egypt's Jon Stewart Comes to America - Dean Obeidallah, Daily Beast

Comedy scares some people. Typically, as I have personally witnessed, it’s usually people in positions of power, or bigots. Neither wants to be laughed at out of fear it wi...

The Quiet War in Sinai - Ramzy Baroud, Asia Times

The Sinai Peninsula has moved from the margins of the Egyptian body politic to the uncontested center, as Egypt's strong man - President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi - finds himself greatly...

The Toxic Terror Brew: Land, Money and a Story - John McLaughlin, Ozy

Today’s terrorism is far from what it looked like just 14 years ago in the wake of 9/11. It’s dangerous and powerful in new ways, and will prove seductive for much of the world...

Gaza Has no Savior - Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz

While Gazans experience insufferable economic distress, Hamas is losing its status in the Arab world....

3 Messages of ISIS's New Rampage - Riyadh Mohammed, The Fiscal Times

ISIS is once again on a rampage. The terror group executed a second Japanese hostage this past weekend, took a minor oil field in Northern Iraq for a few days, stormed the oil-rich...

How Assad Frittered Away Syria's Sovereignty - Michael Young, The National

If Hafez Al Assad could come back and see what his son, Bashar, has done in Syria, he would re-enter his mausoleum and slam the door. Virtually every principle the late president s...

Israel amid a Fragmenting Middle East - R. Abouzeid, New Yorker

On Wednesday, it looked like an old battle in Lebanon and Israel might be reignited. By Thursday, it looked like tensions had declined. In a statement labelled Communiqué No. 1 (i...

A Talk with Bashar al Assad - Jonathan Tepperman, Foreign Affairs

One of the officials from your country asked me seven years ago in Syria at the end of a meeting, “How do you think we can solve the problem in Afghanistan?” I told him...

Is Revolution Brewing in Egypt Again? - Thanassis Cambanis, Atlantic

Four years after the revolution he helped lead, Basem Kamel has noticeably scaled back his ambitions. The regime he and his friends thought they overthrew after storming Tahrir Squ...

Don't Buy the ISIS Hype - Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Spectator

What Isis does have is an uncanny knack for scaring the audience it wants to scare: us. And we, addicted as many of us are to horror and violence in popular culture, seem perversel...

Egyptian Rappers Rage Against the Regime - Nicole Crowder, Washington Post

Long before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 sparked by protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square, local hip-hop artists had already been making music from underground spaces that rall...

Egypt's Appalling Civil Rights Crackdown - New York Times

Even if they were acquitted on the ludicrous charge of “debauchery,” the 26 Egyptian men on trial in the government’s latest crackdown on gays are likely to suffe...

Sisi's Extraordinary Speech on Islam - Roger Simon, PJ Media

Accusing the umma (world Islamic population) of encouraging the hostility of the entire world, al-Sisi’s speech is so dramatic and essentially revolutionary it brings to mi...

Africa in 2015: What to Expect - Simon Allison, Daily Maverick

Thank god that’s over. Despite the Daily Maverick’s valiant attempts to look on the bright side, 2014 was not a great year for Africa. For this, special thanks must go ...

Egyptian Women Rise to the Top in Karate - Laura Dean, Global Post

In a country where women’s rights are under constant attack, karate is a rare bright spot....

The Death of Arab Cosmopolitanism - James Traub, Foreign Policy

Abdul Ali and his wife had been attending al-Furqan, the Dawa’s theological academy, and he was eager to explain to me what the Salafis mean when they say they take a “scient...

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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