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Egypt's Christians
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Church of Martyrs

Sunday’s attack is neither the first nor the last that the Coptic Church will endure in Egypt.

Boutros-Ghali and Hassanein Heikal
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In Service of the State

Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Mohamed Hassenein Heikal were the products of an Egyptian intellectual class that never imagined a life outside the state, and of serving its ruler.

It Starts in School
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A Reform Agenda For Egypt

How President Sisi’s Al Azhar Speech from earlier this year can serve as an opening for real reform.

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The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism

From liberals to Islamists, one of the only ideas that binds Egyptians is anti-Semitism. Where did it come from? Why is Egyptian culture so drenched in this toxic ideology? And what does it mean for the world and for Egypt’s future?

Egypt, for Real

A couple of days ago, I was asked a few questions about what chances liberal forces had in Egypt after the referendum. My response was in the negative. The young activists so often described in the Western media as liberal, democratic or secular stand no chance in the next parliamentary elections scheduled for next September. […]

Out of Egypt

February 1, 2010—One week ago, Egypt was a stable authoritarian regime, prospects of change were minimal, and every expert in Washington would have bet on the endurance of its regime. Today, Egypt is in a state of chaos. The regime, even after using its mightiest sword, hasn’t been able to control the country, and the […]

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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