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Austerity for the Poor and Prosperity for the Rich

Austerity for the Poor and Prosperity for the Rich

There has been a growing interest in social protection policies in the Arab region dating back to the 1990s. Yet the impact of such measures has not been empirically and independently assessed. Evidence shows that, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the poor have been getting poorer and the...

Turkey’s Improved Relations With Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Turkey’s Improved Relations With Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Turkey’s relationships with Egypt and Saudi Arabia have improved following years of friction. Esra Pakin Albayrakoglu, a professor at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul and a visiting professor at the National Defense University, discusses the dynamics influencing Ankara’s foreign policy.

US Must Call Out Egypt Over Human Rights Record

US Must Call Out Egypt Over Human Rights Record

In 2013, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown in a military coup. At the same time, the 2012 Egyptian Constitution was suspended. Shortly after, in 2014, the former defense minister and commander of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a...

Turkey Pushes Syria and Egypt Closer

Turkey Pushes Syria and Egypt Closer

Since the 2013 coup in Egypt, Cairo has consistently supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In October 2019, after Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria, Egypt became more supportive of the government in Damascus.

In Egypt, the Me Too Movement Is Falling Short

In Egypt, the Me Too Movement Is Falling Short

In October 2017, Tarana Burke’s 2006 "me too" movement was revived by a simple tweet from actress Alyssa Milano. A year later, the hashtag had been tweeted over 19 million times by women around the world. There is no question that the #MeToo campaign mobilized and united women across the globe....

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

Sisi and Macron See Their People as Children

Sisi and Macron See Their People as Children

In the face of occasional violent tantrums, some leaders continue to think of their nation as one big, happy family. During a visit to Egypt on January 28, French President Emmanuel Macron fulfilled his duty as a responsible Western leader by insisting that human rights and the rule of law are...

In Egypt, This Woman Said No to Sexual Harassment

In Egypt, This Woman Said No to Sexual Harassment

Having faced unwanted advances on the streets of Cairo, Egyptians should hail Menna Gubran for fighting sexual harassment. Menna Gubran is an Egyptian woman who was waiting for a bus in a suburban Cairo street, when she noticed a man stalking her with his car. He drove around her bus stop...

“Arab NATO” Still Not Ready for Prime Time

“Arab NATO” Still Not Ready for Prime Time

Since when has a religious security alliance ever achieved peace and understanding in this or any other part of the world? The Trump administration has resurrected the notion of forming an “Arab NATO,” the principal missions of which would be to confront a resurgent Iran and to relieve the...

The Next War in the Middle East

The Next War in the Middle East

Regime change in Iran is part of the grand strategy for the Middle East formed at that fateful meeting in Riyadh during Trump’s first overseas visit. US President Donald Trump is intent on war with Iran and is trying to lure the government in Tehran into a trap. The evidence for this is...

The “Mohamed Salah Effect” Is Real

The “Mohamed Salah Effect” Is Real

The Liverpool FC star has inspired a generation of young Egyptians. Solava Ibrahim explains. “Mo Salah, Mo Salah, running down the wing … Salalalaah, the Egyptian king!” This is how fans of Liverpool FC cheer Mohamed Salah, the record-breaking star forward and winner of the English Premier...

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