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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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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 16 ( April 17-13)

Top Headlines Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention American President Donald Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia to … Continue reading

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Aya Hijazi and Egyptian conspiracy theories

President Trump meets with Aya Hijazi in the Oval office of the White House Photo via AP Aya Hijazi ____ A young Egyptian-American woman who made global headlines after US President Donald Trump met her in the White House, following … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 14 ( April 3-9)

Top Headlines  Trump welcomed Egypt’s Sisi amid questions on rights record Twin attacks kill at least 45 Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt’s Palm Sunday church bombings Coptic Christians rage at Tanta security chief over … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 13 ( March 27-April 2)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi to arrive in Washington Saturday, meet Trump Monday Egyptian MPs in Washington to rally support against Muslim Brotherhood in Congress circles Rival campaigns mount ahead of President Sisi’s visit to the US Sisi and King Salman … Continue reading

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The visit of Egypt’s Sisi to Washington: The illusion of chemistry and the challenges of reality

Donald Trump with Egyptian President  in New York, Sept. 19, 2016 Photo by Reuters On Monday April 3, US President Donald Trump will host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in Washington. The last visit of an Egyptian president to … Continue reading

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