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Jonathan Guyer
Jonathan Guyer is a senior editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.

From 2012 to 2013, he was a Fulbright fellow researching political cartoons in Egypt. He previously served as a program associate for the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, and as assistant editor of Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel.

He has contributed to the New Yorker, Salon and others, and frequently appears on France 24 and Public Radio International. He blogs about Egyptian comics and caricature at Oum Cartoon.

Entries by Jonathan Guyer

Gabbling and Gobbling on the Nile

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:59 AM

On a gusty November night, the vanguard of Egyptian journalism and activism convenes upon a roof overlooking the River Nile to commemorate the genocide of Native Americans. Two massive turkeys -- one roasted in orange juice and another basted hourly in its own juices -- crown an altar of plastic...

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Big Questions for President Morsi

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 11:15 AM

With Egypt's new president, Muhammed Morsi, taking the oath of the high office last Saturday, the political party of the once-illegal Muslim Brotherhood officially reigns supreme. But the Supreme Council of the Armed Forced (SCAF), an inseparable lever of Egyptian state autocracy, is still very much in charge.

To discuss...

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Cartoon: Bipartisan Barack at the Super Bowl

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 11:01 PM

A cartoon from 2008 with plenty of relevance for this upcoming weekend.


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What Is Obama's Message for Tahrir Square?

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 12:54 PM

Last night, I attended the White House's State of the Union "tweet up," a gathering of a couple hundred new media addicts at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. We watched an "enhanced" version of the speech with all sorts of graphs and graphics, though I was...

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Six Questions for Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

(13) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 5:09 PM

I sat down with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee, at her Ramallah office. We shared a plate of "healthy stuff," fresh fruits and vegetables -- in contrast to the cigarette smoke-filled rooms of the Palestinian Authority's headquarters, the Muqata -- and discussed the PLO's...

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Yemen: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 1:23 PM

Following 10 months of popular protests calling for his resignation, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement last week to transfer power to his vice president. It's unlikely, though, that a piece of paper will bring a peaceful transition to this beleaguered Arabian Peninsula state.

Secretary of State Hillary...

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The Mendacious Mr. Netanyahu?

(72) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 12:43 PM

By now you've heard that French President Nicholas Sarkozy -- without realizing that his microphone was live -- called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "a liar," at last week's G20 summit, according to reports.

Most Israelis would agree.

A full

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