Monthly Archives: June 2021

Podcast: A Discussion with Max Hoffman on Turkey and NATO

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Max Hoffman, associate director of National Security and International Policy at the Centre for American Progress (CAP). We discussed how NATO membership is a huge source of prestige for Turkey that helps … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 25-2021 ( June 21-27)

Top Headlines Sisi makes first Iraq visit by Egyptian leader in decades After UNSC response to Nile dispute, Egypt will have exhausted all peaceful means, Egyptian FM Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Egypt, Egyptian leader backs Greek PM on eastern Med … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 24 -2021 ( June 14-20)

Top Headlines Sudan seeks UNSC resolution obliging Ethiopia to delay GERD filing until reaching ‘legal’ deal Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service visits Libya Libyan FM visits Cairo, hails Egypt’s role in success of Libyan dialogue, ending divisions Suez Canal … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey and NATO

Ahead of NATO summit in Brussels, I recorded this podcast with Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Aval’s Turkey Trends, on how Turkey presents a geopolitical dilemma for NATO.

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Podcast: Turkey’s crime boss Sedat Peker

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trend with Ryan Gingeras,  a professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern history at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States. on crime boss Sedat Peker and his claims of corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 23-2021 ( June 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt and Sudan urge Ethiopia to negotiate seriously over giant dam  Egypt Asks for UN Help in Long-Running Ethiopian Dam Dispute Egypt signs 1.7 billion euros of financing deals with France Egyptian firms plot return to Libya as … Continue reading

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Will Egypt inherit Gaza?

Egypt sent building equipments to Gaza – Via yahoo History repeats itself is a valid cliché in the Middle East. Following the defeat of the Arab states by Israel in 1948, the Israel-Egypt Armistice Agreement was signed in Rhodes on February 24, … Continue reading

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Turkey Trends Podcast: The latest rapprochement between Turkey and Greece

Here is my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis on the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Greece. Following a year of heightened tensions, Turkey and Greece have initiated joint action and cooperation on tangible projects, Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 22-2021 ( May 31-4June 6)

Top Headlines Egypt sends building equipment to begin Gaza reconstruction  Erdogan woos Egypt and Gulf states in push to repair ties Egypt permits women to work in Egypt’s State Council and Public Prosecution Egypt plans to vaccinate 40% of population … Continue reading

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