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This Week in Egypt: Week 18 ( April 29- May 5)

Top Headlines  The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation Egypt has formally received a third submarine of the four it has been promised, as part of a deal with German Egypt warns Turkey … 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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This Week in Egypt: Week 15 ( April 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington Trump taps diplomatic veteran Jonathan Cohen to be ambassador to Egypt US pledges sanctions on Egypt if purchasing of Russian fighter S-35 jets occurs Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo Egyptparliament to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38 ( Sept 17-23)

Top Headlines Egypt court orders release of ex-president Mubarak’s sons Egypt presents new plan to return control of Gaza to PA Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt Trump to meet Israel, Egypt, Japan leaders during a gathering … Continue reading

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Qatar’s Turkish Gamble

  Early last July, as the Gulf crisis between Qatar and its neighbours entered its second year, the leadership in Doha projected a defiant and confident image. The presence of Turkish troops on its soil and the flood of Turkish … 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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Qatar crisis: Why Qatar is obsessed with the UAE

Here is an English version of my latest for Al-Hurra, you can read it in Arabic here It has become increasingly clear that Qatar’s diplomatic crisis with its neighbours will not be solved anytime soon. When the dispute began in June 2017, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2017 ( Sept 18-24)

  Top Headlines  Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa acquitted of all charges in Fatah mosque case, expected to be released within days  Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time in public Trump: U.S. will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt Muslim … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 34-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 20 (May 15-21)

Top Headlines Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt Sisi: Timing not right to declare my stance on 2018 presidential elections In surprise move, Egypt central bank hikes key interests rate Egypt refers 48 to court in connection … Continue reading

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