Category Archives: Terrorism

The U.S. and the Muslim Brotherhood

  I am delighted to contribute, for the second time, to the Carnegie Middle East’s Diwan, in its regular surveys in matters related to Middle East politics and security. This time the question was: What impact would U.S. designation of … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: ISIS and Sri Lanka Terror Attack

As the so called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the wave of co-ordinated suicide bombings that resulted in the Easter Sunday carnage in Sri Lanka, here are few Tweets by the, always insightful, New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi, and few … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 ( March 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20  Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets Egypt, Jordan and Iraq issue joint call to act against terrorism Israel’s Netanyahu admits approving German submarine sale to Egypt Sudan summons Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Iran Deal and the Empowerment of Islamism

Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra on Iran nuclear deal, which I have rejected since 2015. You can read the Arabic version here   “The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE: A Collaborative Trio

  Photo via Reuters Here is an English version of my latest piece for Al-Hurra  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on his first overseas tour. This tour will attract attention to Saudi Arabia and its new leadership. Importantly, … Continue reading

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Shadia’s Egypt and the fight to end radicalism

  Egyptian Diva Shadia Here is an English version of my latest article in Al-Hurra The legendary singer and actress Shadia, an Egyptian cultural icon, has passed away. Her death a week ago at the age of 86 recalls her one-time … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Neglected Peripheries

Here is the English version for my Arabic piece published in Al-Hurra   A new spot was added to the Jihadi landscape in Egypt ____ Km 135. Details are still sketchy, but from what we know so far, Wahat Road, 135 km … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2017 (Oct 16-22)

Top Headlines At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt’s Western desert: security sources Egypt’s Sisi pledges sacrifices of Western Desert police victims of terrorism “will not go in vain” Three policemen killed in attack on Egypt National … Continue reading

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How can Liberal Muslims win?

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic article published in Al-Hurra   ( Tunisian women- via Al-Hurra)   Although attempts to liberalise Islamic discourse have been ongoing for centuries, they have failed to find sustainable general acceptance in Muslim … Continue reading

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The Road to Barcelona

  Here is an English version of my Arabic article, the Road to Barcelona, initially published in Arabic in Al-Hurra Photo of King of Spain attending minute of silence for victims of Barcelona’s Terror attacks- Via NYT/Getty Images Al-Andalus, Year 1010 … Continue reading

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