Morsi, SCAF and the revolutionary left

As soon as the news broke last Sunday that Mohamed Morsi was officially declared Egypt’s first elected civilian president, I could hear loud happy chants and cheers in my street. The janitors in my neighborhood gathered around the corner in their galabiyas, jumping up and down, in the same fashion I usually see them when [...]

Raise of the Phoenix

The 10th -12th century period was a golden era in Egyptian history when the Fatemi Imams ruled the Levant region. The rule of law, religious freedom, tremendous infra structural development and phenomenal economic growth prevailed in abundance in the Land of the Nile at the time. Today’s Egypt cannot be compared with the exemplary Fatemi [...]

Piracy causing wobbles in the East African region

A European Union ambassador and a French military naval officer have called for support from countries in the East African bloc, other African countries partners to find a proper solution to the political turmoil which has engulfed Somalia over the past two decades. The call was made by European Union Ambassador to Tanzania Filiberto Ceriani [...]

Syria: is a US-Russia-China confrontation possible?

Syria’s history and geography has determined to a large degree its alliances. As a former colony subjected to French imperialism, and a country lacking rich energy resources of its Middle East neighbors, Syria always needed to use whatever diplomatic leverage it had at its disposal to retain as much of its national sovereignty as possible. [...]

Managing Societal Fault Lines in Africa (VIDEO)

The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on the book On the Fault Line: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies recently. The panel was moderated by Mary Carlin Yates, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa on the National Security Staff. It included J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa [...]

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