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The Egyptian Lie

In the personal realm a lie is but a simple three letter word that can be destructive. When interjected with bureaucracies, businesses and nation states the lie undercuts the ultimate necessity in the relationship between citizen and state: trust. If the past 10 days are any indication Cairo has a serious and growing trust issue. …

Amr Khalifa

What can the US do for Egypt?

US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to visit Egypt on Sunday. This comes as part of broader American diplomatic efforts to coordinate the fight against terrorism in the Middle East with regional allies. It also comes in the aftermath of Iran’s nuclear deal that is expected to have a deep impact on the …

Amr adly

Re-configuring the Middle East: IS and changing demographics

  By James M. Dorsey The Syrian civil war and Iraqi sectarian conflicts involving “Islamic State” (IS) have had far-reaching consequences for the demographics across the region. Once a relatively ethnically homogeneous autonomous region, Iraqi Kurdistan has seen its demography change radically as large numbers of Arab refugees pour into what was once an independent …

Daily News Egypt

A message from ‘Islamic State’ to Al-Sisi

By Amr Khalifa The sun rose in Cairo on Saturday morning with a fury: another explosive message from “Islamic State” to Al-Sisi. The attack on a building, associated with the Italian consulate, left eight injured and one dead in its wake, and marks the beginning of a far bloodier phase in an insurgency gaining momentum by …

Daily News Egypt

Countering political violence: Tackle the root causes

By James M. Dorsey European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country’s structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars. The regret could apply …

Daily News Egypt