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Ahmed Zewail

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Why It Would Be a Big Mistake for the U.S. to Cut Aid to Egypt

(6) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 12:25 PM

By Ahmed H. Zewail, the 1999 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Zewail is a professor at Caltech and Chairman of the Board of Egypt's City of Science and Technology.

CAIRO -- Echoing calls by some in the U.S. Congress, the New York Times editorial board recently published a piece...

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Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

(128) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 2:42 PM

The uprising of millions of Egyptians since June 30 has led to sharp polarization. Some consider the removal of Dr. Mohammed Morsi a coup by the army against an elected president. Others treat it as the second revolution, or the continuation of the January 25, 2011, revolution. The media, especially...

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Syria: Is the World Waiting for Genocide?

(6) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 3:51 PM

CAIRO -- From Nazi Germany to Rwanda, some of the most inhumane atrocities and genocides were committed while the rest of the world was watching. Today we are all witnessing atrocities and mass destruction in Syria. Again we are observing it all unfold before our eyes, with heavy hearts perhaps,...

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Curiosity -- America's Endangered Triumph

(8) Comments | Posted August 19, 2012 | 11:41 AM

On Sunday August 5, 2012, I was among a group of people who witnessed the Rover landing on Mars in real time at NASA's Caltech-managed Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. The excitement of this historic moment was overwhelming as we saw the one-ton, car-like Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) breakthrough the...

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A Compass of Hope for Egypt:The New "City for Science & Technology" Is the Aswan Dam for the 21st Century

(3) Comments | Posted June 22, 2011 | 5:17 PM

Cairo -- Nearly 100 days after the revolution, Egypt is very different from the country I experienced when millions were on the streets calling for the fall of Mr. Mubarak's regime. Despite a myriad of problems, now there is a new energy, or, as the Egyptians say "hawa gadid" --...

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Transitioning From Revolution to a New Egypt

(60) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 2:14 PM

CAIRO -- The present revolt that has erupted across Egypt is in many ways historic and should take the nation into a hopeful future. Unexpected, even by the Egyptians themselves, is that this intifada is led by youth, the so-called Facebook children, with no religious or ideological agenda other than...

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