Amira Mohsen Galal
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Amira Mohsen Galal is a broadcast journalist and political analyst focusing on the Middle East. She is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford. She holds Masters Degrees in both Middle East Studies and International Journalism.

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Egyptian President Still Vague on How to Tackle 'Economic Crisis'

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 8:08 AM

The landslide election victory of Egypt's new president, former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been heralded with great enthusiasm by the Egyptian masses and mainstream media, with many hoping that Al-Sisi will be able to solve Egypt's current crisis.

In a televised interview on 26 March, Al-Sisi, himself,...

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US Intervention in Syria: Not Kind, But Cruel

(10) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Punishing a dictator for killing his own people by killing yet more of them is not the answer. It didn't work in Iraq, and it won't work in Syria.

As the drums of war beat once more for yet another strike on a Middle Eastern capital, one cannot help...

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What Is Muhammad Morsi's End Game?

(6) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 7:01 PM

Since his election in June, Muhammad Morsi's presidential term has been under great scrutiny from both international observers and Egyptian citizens. For many, Morsi's performance is key to planning their next move - whether it be local businesses, currently struggling, due to the economic disaster that followed the revolution, Egyptian...

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Opportunity Missed

(16) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 2:50 PM

Although the early uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were markedly secular and free of ideology, it was Islamists in both countries that swept the board in recent parliamentary elections. Where did it go wrong for Arab liberal secularists? How can they reconnect with the masses?

For years, academic papers and...

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Hezbollah Fights for Relevance

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Since the heady first days of the Arab Spring, it has become increasingly obvious that things are not quite as they seem. Many of the idealistic, youth-driven uprisings have been manipulated to serve a much bigger regional game.

The age old rivalry between Russia and the West is...

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Syria and 'The Great Game'

(9) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It would probably surprise many of you out there that a conflict that started 200 years ago is still alive, well and 'coming soon to a cinema near you'- in fact, if you are in the Middle East then it's already on your doorstep. The 'Great Game' was a term...

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