Monthly Archives: January 2014

Egypt: the Revolution Continues

Originally posted on Politics Reconsidered:
Today marks an important date in the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. Nicola Pratt, Reader of International Politics of the Middle East and the current recipient of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, looks at progress so…

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Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and Regional Instability: the case of Syria

“At least 70 Americans have either traveled to Syria, or tried to, since the civil war started three years ago, according to the intelligence and counter-terrorism officials — a figure that has not previously been disclosed.”  Syria Militants Said to … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Informal Economy “There is a general perception that Egypt’s informal economy has been booming since the January 2011 revolution. As the country’s economy continues to falter, the informal sector features ways to supply and procure necessities for less: in … Continue reading

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Harrowing end to 2013 for civil society in Egypt “The former director for Freedom House in Egypt, Okail fled to Washington last year when it became clear that trumped-up charges against her and 42 other nongovernmental organization workers were sticking. A high-profile … Continue reading

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