Brown: Asking the wrong questions about Palestinian elections

The hot story this afternoon is that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly threatened to quit during a phone call with Barack Obama, because he sees no chance for peace with

Egyptian dissident banned from traveling to US

The Egyptian public prosecutor has issued an administrative order preventing opposition politician Ayman Nour from traveling to the United States. Nour had been invited by several organizations and was due

Ayman Nour blocked from travel

Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour said today that state security forces prevented him from flying to the United States. Since finally being released from prison, where he had been placed

Alaa Al-Aswany: When women are sinners in the eyes of extremists

The Shabaab movement in Somalia controls large parts of the south and centre of the country, and because officials in this movement embrace the Wahabi ideology they have imposed their

Ayman Nour Travel Ban

Reuters is reporting that Egyptian authorities have barred dissident leader Ayman Nour from travelling to the United States. Responding to the ban, Nour said, “This is illegal according to …


An editorial titled “The Death of Youth Activism in Egypt?”, which ran in Daily News Egypt on April 11, said: “The April 6 Youth Movement was born from the events

Did Not I tell You !!??

As I have expected MBs in the parliament are rejecting and fighting Beyonce concert in Port Ghalib this weekend reopening a debate about raising similar issues in the parliament.

The Saga of the Muslim Brotherhood

Having avoided posting up until now on the Muslim Brotherhood’s much-publicised travails, I’ve decided to do my best to put Magdy Akef’s ‘quasi-resignation’ in context.

A Different Perspective

Professor Wickham addressed an audience including both Midshipmen and USNA faculty members. She narrated her personal research experience in Middle East and especially Egypt.

10 Questions on Combating Violent Extremism

I gave the opening keynote talk to two fascinating conferences this week organized by State Department, which sought to take stock of what might be called the "hearts and minds"