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The Middle East between facing threats, challenges and the hope for stability

The following is an abridged and edited transcript of Sayed Ghoniem’s lecture at the NATO defence college on 25 February 2016.   During the previous decade, Arab countries faced a number of big challenges, some of which have evolved into threats challenging governments, institutions, and people. There was a deterioration in economic, education, and health …

Sayed Ghoneim

Problems threatening Egyptian national security

I am not making a mountain out of a molehill if I said that we are undoubtedly facing a fierce attack on our national and Arab identity, through inciting sectarian and religious conflicts within Arab countries. This is the case witnessed recently in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, which prompted Arab countries to intervene in …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

It is our disease and we must cure it

By Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor Enough sitting around hoping for miracles! Enough waiting for the United States or its Western allies to cleanse the Arab world from the growing cancer of terrorism! Are Arab countries waiting until ‘Islamic State’ fighters knock down their citizens’ doors in what still remains of Arab-controlled territories before acting in a …

Daily News Egypt

The Arab World’s options

By Marwan Muasher When the Arab awakening began in 2011, its primary goal should have been to advance pluralism and democracy – causes that were neglected in the Arab world’s first, anti-colonial awakening in the 20th century. But, after three years of struggle, the process has only just begun. Will the second Arab awakening finally …

Daily News Egypt

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