Though Christians are indigenous to the Arab world, their numbers have steadily declined in the Middle East.
The secretary of state tried to establish a new vision. But it was neither as different from Obama’s as he intended, nor fully in sync with the U.S. president’s views.
The present Arab counterrevolution is very likely to lead to further revolutions down the road.
Egypt’s revised law on nongovernmental organizations promises to be as draconian as before.
The current trend in U.S. and European governments to pay less attention to human rights issues in Arab countries did not develop overnight, and is unlikely to disappear quickly, as it is connected to local, regional, and global trends.
Egypt has acquitted several foreign NGO workers who had been convicted of working without the Egyptian authorities’ permission. Is this Egypt’s olive branch to the international community?
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From Egypt to America, a military enmeshed in politics is bad for stability and democracy.
An arcane dispute between Egypt’s president and Al-Azhar is really about moral leadership in society.
Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country during his five years of authoritarian rule.