Egypt and US Share Counterproductive Anti-Terrorism Strategies

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  

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  

Keeping America Safe: From the Vulnerable

by Rana Allam Donald Trump is indeed fulfilling his campaign promises, regardless of how controversial, inhumane or outright ridiculous. His first four executive orders (EO), all controversial, have sparked outrage from civil and human rights advocates. Another EO would suspend… Continue Reading  

Shifting Partnerships and the Road to Peace in the Middle East

by Rana Allam Since the wave of revolt shook the Middle East beginning in 2011, alliances have been shifting with the change of leaderships. Most of those who once shaped the region and balanced the powers are no longer in… Continue Reading  

Trump, Sisi and a Nationalist World

by Rana Allam After a presidential campaign drenched in racism, fear-mongering, division, and ultra-nationalistic rhetoric, he won. His people woke up the morning after the election divided and driven by anger. Right away, his supporters began to engage in hate… Continue Reading