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Egypt Debates US Strike on Syria

I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor As the debate rages in the United States and other Western nations about a possible strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a parallel debate is taking place in Egypt. Officially, the interim … Continue reading

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Week 34. A Few Thoughts

This piece was initially published in the premium edition of The Globe and Mail October 6, 1981_____ the distance between my home and the bakery was no more than a few hundred meters, yet it felt like an endless journey. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 34

Main Headlines Monday At least 24 policemen killed in blast in Sinai Sinai killings  are a cover up for murder of Brotherhood detainees – spokesman 255 Brotherhood members detained pending investigations Egypt prosecutor detains Morsi for 15 days in new … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 33

Main Headlines Monday Egypt deadlocked over crackdown 
on pro-Morsi camps Morsi’s supporters stand firm, brace for Egypt crackdown Facebook removes Egypt’s jihadi pages for inciting violence Mansour set to appoint 20 new governors 20 new governors Egypt‘s judiciary extends Morsi … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak- Week 32. The Dystopian Camps

 Main Headlines  Monday Muslim Brotherhood rejects appeal to ‘swallow reality’ Brotherhood’s Shater met with foreign delegation, son says McCain and Graham arrive in Cairo ‪ Egypt still restive after month of bloodshed Right groups meet with Minister of Interior Egypt … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Nexus of Power

Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al Sisi is seen during a news conference in Cairo (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters). I wrote this piece as a guest post for Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations Who will be Egypt’s next president? Egypt has a … Continue reading

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Egyptian’s Aak- Week 30. On Mandate and Massacres

 (Pro-Military July 26 demonstrations, via Egypt independent) Main Headlines  Monday Pro and anti-Mursi protesters clash near Cairo’s Tahrir square Family of Egypt’s Morsi threatens legal action over army ‘abduction’ Egypt interim president addresses nation for July23 anniversary Bloody Sunday night … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak-Week 29. The Brotherhood’s Nakba

 Main Headlines  Monday Deputy Secretary of State Burns began a two-days visit to Egypt Senior U.S. diplomat rebuffed by Morsi’s opponents Egypt freezes assets of 14 senior Islamist figures ‪Top prosecutor orders arrest of 7 Brotherhood figures Egypt army plans … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week28. Coup, Plots, and “Useless Idiots”

 Main Headlines  Monday 51 protestors have been killed in clashes outside the military headquarters: Muslim Brotherhood’s FJP calls for international intervention to stop “massacres” – ElBaradei: Egypt in “dire need” of reconciliation National Bank of Egypt provides $65m to fund … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Week 20

(Photo via the Brotherhood’s website, Ikhwanweb) Main Headlines  Monday Activist Ahmed Douma charged with insulting president Morsi ‘Black Bloc solidarity’ protesters released Investors banned from owning land along Suez Canal Armed Forces respond to Al-Wasat remarks Tribal leader proposes Bedouin … Continue reading

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