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The Middle East and How We Got There, Part One

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Jimmy Carter soothed some of the Egyptian concerns by arranging the Sadat-Begin Treaty, which restored the Sinai to Egyptian control. But then he failed to interfere with the return of the Ayatollah to Iran, an error by which we are still victimized.

The Red Queen: Jovanka Broz 1924-2013

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

She was the last living icon of the former Yugoslavia. Jovanka Broz died at the age of 89, and was buried in Belgrade in the tomb of her husband, Marshal Tito.

The Simmering Rivalry Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have challenged each other for greater influence across the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Awakening began by placing bets on different horses.

Morsi Plays the Sectarian Card

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Morsi must realize that he cannot have his cake and eat it too -- attempting to embrace Tehran on one hand and the West and rest of the Arab world on the other. He is trying to be all things to all people, which will not work.

Is the United States Losing Egypt to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given how low Washington is regarded by the average person in Egypt and the Arab Street, China should not have too much difficulty inserting itself as a wedge between them going forward. Based on Mr. Morsi's bold strides in foreign policy, China knows it has a friend in Cairo.

Coke Profits Off Egyptian Jew's Seized Property

Edwin Black | Posted 06.07.2012 | World
Edwin Black

For 15 years, Egyptian-Jewish businessman Refael Bigio has been battling a goliath corporate adversary, The Coca-Cola Company. Bigio charges that Coke...

Erdogan, New Ottomanism and the Middle East

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.16.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

As the praises for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's latest election victory continue to pour in, a big question is emerging regarding Turkey's foreign policy orientation.

Gaddafi: The Fox Is Cornered

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Gaddafi is a sad example of the maxim about absolute power corrupting absolutely. People like me who relish political theater of the absurd will miss the "Leader;" but most of his people, I suspect, will not.

Cairo, the Pole Star of Arab Cultural Consciousness

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

All Arab eyes are watching Cairo. But this time, with Al Jazeera present internationally, not only current Arab residents, but ex-patriots Arabs and t...

The Egyptian Army = Question Mark

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

The top military ranks have concerns other than just protecting their own institution. They're also worried about their own skins.