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This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2019 ( July 8-14)

Top Headlines Kuwait extradites Brotherhood fugitives to Egypt An Egyptian court sentences Al-Azhar professor and others for espionagefor Iran Egyptian inflation eased unexpectedly to its lowest rate in more than three years Egypt to file a civil suit over the … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 24-2019 ( June 10-16)

Top Headlines Egypt condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Egypt’s President el-Sisi has reaffirmed support for the UAE  Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt call for diplomatic solution to conflict in Libya Sisi reiterates Egypt’s support for Libyan national … Continue reading

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The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Return

  By the end of 2018, the Syrian–Arab relations witnessed a new beginning. The UAE announced the re-opening of its embassy in Damascus, while Bahrain said its diplomatic mission in Syria had been operating “without interruption.” Other sources also expect … Continue reading

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How Did Iran Win in Syria?

  Photo via Reuters   It is over – the Syrian revolution has ended. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took full control of the province of Deraa, the birthplace of the 2011 protests. Now Assad has regained control … 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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Twitter Threads on Iran Protests

Here are interesting Twitter threads on the current protests in Iran that I would like to share. 2. Lots of unrest in Iran's Kurdish areas. About 10% of Iran's population are Kurds, around half of whom are Sunni not Shia. … Continue reading

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Why I support Kurdistan’s independence referendum

Here is an English version of my latest article in Al-Hurra   ( photo via the Guardian)   In 838, a Kurdish leader based in Mosul named Mir Jafar Dasni revolted against the Caliph Al-Mu’tasim. After a series of armed confrontation between … Continue reading

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Iran’s election: False hopes of a moderate path

( Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei –via The Guardian)  Last Friday, Iranians voted in the country’s presidential election, favoring current President Hassan Rouhani with 56.9% of the votes, defeating his hardliner rival Raisi, who scored only 38.5. Reformist candidates have also … Continue reading

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Iran, chess, and the psychological bullying of non-hijabi defiant women

A poisonous debate has erupted since Nazi Paikidze, a 22-year-old American champion chess player, announced her decision to boycott next year’s World Chess Championship competition in Iran. A stream of articles published criticism about her decision to boycott and her … Continue reading

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