Tag Archives: Egypt

Iran Protests: Urbanization as a Factor

Most Iranians live in cities. Protests are no longer confined to Tehran and other big cities, as the move to small cities is changing the landscape of protests.

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Qatar: A Pariah?

Unlike its neighbors, Qatar has continued to do well ranked by perceived corruption.

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The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

Pope Francis is shining a spotlight on complex battles for the soul of Islam as well as the survival of autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Egypt’s Al-Sisi Under Pressure

Egypt’s president promises change, but does he really mean it?

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Shunning Egypt’s Al Sisi?

The West was not only happy to flirt with Mubarak. It is also still in bed with plenty of bad guys.

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Egypt: Al Sisi’s Solo Rule: Can it Last?

The strongman drives Egypt like a racecar, but in the wrong direction.

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Israel and Turkey: Approaching Reconciliation?

Normalization negotiations seem closer than ever to conclusion, but significant differences remain on Gaza, Hamas and Egypt.

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Solar Sustainability in Egypt

An innovative start-up in Egypt provides a means for local farmers to use clean solar energy on their farms.

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Egypt: Al Sisi’s Truman Show

Like the Pharaohs of old, Egypt’s President gives his people trophies – but doesn’t address their basic needs.

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Blues for Tahrir

Todd Marcus, bass clarinetist from Baltimore, laments the suffering of people in the land of his forefathers.

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