Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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A Houthi, an Islahi and an independent Islamist walked into a bar. Okay, actually, it was a conference room. It was 2012, and these three youth leaders from rival movements stood together across from a group of similarly diverse secular … Continue reading
Shall we charge Sisi with receiving funds from abroad? | Egypt Independent.
“Ruling Yemen is like dancing on snake heads,” former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said, according to British researcher Victoria Clark. Poet Ibrahim al-Hadrani wrote, “The saddest and grouchiest people in the world are the ones who ride lions and … Continue reading
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and ROD NORDLANDNOV. 29, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters overran an Afghan National Army outpost in Helmand Province in the country’s south late Friday night and by Saturday morning had killed as many as 14 soldiers … Continue reading
KABUL, Afghanistan — Unable to form a new government, the new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, did the next best thing on Sunday: He fired the old one. As Mr. Ghani dismissed most of the ministers, another key Afghan official … Continue reading