Monthly Archives: June 2016

Egyptian Aak 2016- Week25 (June20-26)

Top Headlines  Administrative court has quashed a government decision to hand control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt government has lodged an appeal against a court decision to block Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia Egypt … Continue reading

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Brexit and the Stubborn Liberals of the Western World

Brexit ____ the unthinkable has happened. Britain has voted to leave the European Union, triggering both local and global astonishment. This result baffled even the closest followers of British politics, and the surprising responses are, in a way, understandable. What … Continue reading

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On Britain and Brexit

  “The universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” This quote from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, albeit in a different context, has always been in my mind every time I went fell walking in the Lake District. This area is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 24 ( June 13-19)

Top Headlines An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial Egypt has recovered both black boxes from the crashed Egypt air jet Prosecution appeals release order for Egyptian rights campaigner Mina Thabet … Continue reading

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Trope-A-Dope: How the Greatest gets used by the Worst

Originally posted on David Paxton:
I doubt many would have been caught off-guard?by the death of Muhammad Ali.?Uniquely famous and in obvious decline for so long, our thoughts and responses were well rehearsed. Who didn’t know what they thought about…

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 23 (June 6-12)

Top Headlines BP, Eni announce new “significant” gas discovery off the Egyptian coast Egypt says time running out to find Egypt Air’s black boxes Egypt to amend controversial protest law Former Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy regains his Egyptian nationality Main … Continue reading

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Podcast: Religion

Here is our latest podcast with Prof. Matt Sienkiewicz from Boston College  and our guest Ambassador Alberto Fernandez discussing religion and media. Enjoy …    

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The Cleansing of Mosul

Originally posted on Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology:
As the focus has shifted to Palmyra, relatively little media attention has been paid over the past several months to ISIS’ continued destruction of cultural sites in and around…

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 22 ( May 30-June 5)

Top Headlines Egypt journalist union chiefs are charged with harboring wanted colleagues Egypt investigates teenage girl’s death during illegal FGM 6 Egyptian soldiers were killed, 6 were injured in North Sinai Egypt Air crash: Black box signals have been detected … Continue reading

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Nibras Kazimi On How Jihadists Weoponize History

Earlier today, I wrote on Twitter how political Islam’s cherry picking of history is wrong and help feeding radicalism. I later received a link to this interesting video of Nibras Kazimi a Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute, in which he … Continue reading

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