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Samuel Tadros
Boutros-Ghali and Hassanein Heikal
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.

Jewcentricity Watch
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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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

TAI elsewhere

Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

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