Sisi’s Failing Fight

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  

Western Conservatives Are Wrong on Christians in the Middle East

by Eldar Mamedov This week the European Parliament gears up for a debate on the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The horrific Palm Sunday bombings at two Egyptian churches on April 9 that killed at least 45 people… Continue Reading  

The American Right’s Holy War in Egypt

by Daniel Luban For the last few weeks, Lobelog has been noting the continued disagreements among US neoconservatives over how to respond to the military coup in Egypt, with a few prominent neocons such as Robert Kagan denouncing it while many… Continue Reading  

A History of the Search for Justice in the Middle East

by Barbara Slavin via IPS News It’s no wonder that Egypt has floundered in its efforts to create a more democratic system from the ruins of the Mubarak regime. A sweeping new history of Middle Eastern political activists shows that… Continue Reading  

Cold Winds in Cairo

When I was living in Cairo, the transition to winter was sometimes smooth. The beastly oven of summer changed slowly into a bearable fall of cool-warm. The fall moved from the cool-warm to a few weeks of cold, or at… Continue Reading