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Arab Dictators

A Confession on the 4th of July

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

As of 2010, there was a strong feeling among the general public that Egypt was approaching a major political, social and cultural overhaul. It was a sentiment that had begun to take root earlier, in 2004. But by 2010, after 30 years in power, the time had come for the presidency to be passed from Mubarak the father to Mubarak the son.

Afghanistan: A Crossroades for US-Arab Relations

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

When the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan ended, Arab fighters began to wonder for whose cause they had fought. Yehia Ghanem is an Egyptian journalist and war correspondent who has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and DRC.

Dennis Ross's Recipe for Disaster in the Middle East

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A collective sigh of relief was almost audible across Washington and other western capitals when Sisi accomplished the mission and successfully staged his blood-drenched military coup.

The Ghost of Gamal Abdul Nasser

Sami Moubayed | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is starting to look like Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi, Uganda's Idi Amin, and Italy's Benito Mussolini. The neatly pressed military uniform, the colorful assortment of ribbons and medals, along with the dark sunglasses, all make him look distant, mystical, and ruthless.

The Dictators of the Middle East

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

The dictators of the Middle East, arising from the core of the Muslim world, disgrace the religion of Islam, forcing non-Muslims to conclude that it must be Islam that prompts rulers to forcibly establish sole proprietorships.