Sisi’s Trip to France

1020172512274433

by Cinzia Bianco and Giorgio Cafiero From October 23-26, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi made his first trip to Paris since Emmanuel Macron won France’s presidential election. Along with Sisi’s interest in securing greater investment and economic support from France,… Continue Reading  

Arab Wars and Enduring Disarray

bassiouni

by Emile Nakhleh Arab intra-and inter-state wars in the past century have damaged the Arab world, led to entrenched dictatorships and deeper repression. These conflicts have stifled freedoms of thought, innovation, and creativity. They have alienated youth and created a… Continue Reading  

Egypt and US Share Counterproductive Anti-Terrorism Strategies

20170804153925001_hd

by Rana Allam Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, met with Egypt’s foreign affairs minister on October 4 to discuss “shared efforts in defeating” the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), according to… Continue Reading  

Not the Way to Defend Christians

2232784072_0f7a3f1c0f_z

by James J. Zogby The recent horrific massacre of 29 Egyptian Coptic Christian pilgrims served as a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of minority faith communities in many parts of the Middle East. As a Maronite Catholic with family and… Continue Reading  

Sisi’s Failing Fight

8hYlYRNUeLi7ANrCIhUtXxlqVMWh7NYb (2)

by Rana Allam On Friday, 28 Coptic Christians, including many children, were gunned down while on their way to a monastery near the Upper Egyptian city of Minya which is home to a significant number of Christians. The attack, which… Continue Reading