Egypt

جمهورية مصر العربية

Does Political Islam Have a Future?

Cameron Glenn, The National Interest

Five Mideast Stories to Watch in 2016

Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

Egypt's Cash for Votes Scandal

Ismael El-Kholy, Al-Monitor

The Mideast War on Media

Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

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

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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

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...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

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...

America's Do-Nothing Policy in the Mideast - Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic

The Arab Spring demonstrated the shortsightedness of the “stability paradigm”— the model of Arab governments doing the West’s bidding in return for the West...

Lessons from the Yom Kippur War - Kevin B. Sullivan, RealClearWorld

On this date in 1973, Egypt and Syria, with the support of several other Arab nations, launched a joint attack against the young nation of Israel. Embarrassed by a swift and stunni...

Egyptians Being Forcibly Disappeared - Sophie McBain, New S'man

In a new wave of repression under the Sisi regime, Egyptians are being forcibly disappeared....

Who are Egypt's Amazighs? - Omar al-Naghy, Al-Monitor

CAIRO — Visitors to the Siwa Oasis quickly notice the good nature of the people who welcome them. With warm smiles, oasis residents are proud to show visitors their culture h...

Egypt Redefines Its Sense of Regional Purpose - Michael Young, National

In recent years, Egypt has paid a high price for two developments. The first was the uprising against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, which set dynamics in motion that transformed the count...

What Is Killing Egypt's Political Prisoners? - Mostafa Mohie, Worldcrunch

CAIRO — In the past two months, at least five people have died in Egyptian police custody after being arrested on politically related charges. Four of the detainees belonged ...

Young Egyptian Activists Are Disappearing - Nicola Abe, Der Spiegel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's security forces have been kidnapping scores of young activists in the country. They include former revolutionaries and Islamists who are, ...

Good News for Egypt Could Be Bad News for Israel - Keith Johnson, FP

The discovery of a "supergiant" gas field in Egyptian waters could give Cairo a political and economic boost at the expense of Israel’s own offshore reserves....

Egypt Needs to Use Its Gas Windfall Wisely - The National

After the tumultuous and unstable years that followed the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak, the discovery of what is believed to be the world’s largest natural gas field ...

Why Middle East Conflicts Will Escalate - Stratfor

Tehran's competitors in the region will not sit idly by without attempting to curb the expansion of Iranian influence. This will not manifest in all-out warfare between the Middle ...

Why Do Arabs Keep Choosing These Leaders? - H. Abdul-Hussain, NOW

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...

Is Nefertiti In Tut's Tomb? - Amy Davidson, New Yorker

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, ...

Egypt Lobbies Itself Back into U.S.'s Good Graces - Julian Pecquet, ALM

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....

A Make-or-Break Moment for Egypt? - Kevin Sullivan, RealClearWorld

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...

Sisi's Regime a Gift to Islamic State - Shadi Hamid, Foreign Policy

How extreme repression in Egypt is producing a new generation of terrorists....

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....

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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