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Trump and the rise of populism: a backlash against globalisation

After Donald Trump decisively defeated Hillary Clinton, becoming the 45th president of the United States (US) on Wednesday, it became clear that the phenomenon of rising support for populist parties all around the globe has disrupted the politics of many western societies. Economic angst is one of the main reasons behind the rise of populism …

Mohamed Samir

What a Hillary Clinton victory would mean for Egyptian women

Can a woman winning the White House change history for Egyptian women? Over the past year, I have been addressing this question with female Egyptian intellectuals in Cairo. Before discussing the intellectual women’s view of the US election, it is worth keeping in mind that only around 28% of Egyptians go to university. So most of the …

Amal Hamada

An Egyptian’s perspective on US presidential election system

As the date of the United Sates presidential election comes closer, the eyes of the entire world are directed at that election as the most important event in the field of international politics, for the immense weight the US has in the global balance of power. Recently, the world has had its eyes on the …

Mohamed Samir

My message to Obama’s successor

  I am currently travelling around the United States (US) after spending a very enlightening few days in Washington DC where I was privileged to address delegates attending the 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference for the second year running. This year, the event was titled “The next US presidency and US-Arab relations, probabilities, possibilities, potential …

Khalaf Al Habtoor

I am one of your ‘bad hombres’, señor Trump

During the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Trump said: “we have some bad hombres here”. This was said in clear reference to the Latinos coming to the United States (US). As CNN commentator Van Jones explained: “The only time this man has used Spanish in the entire election was used to stereotype …

Cesar Chelala

Opinion: Clinton not yet in the clear

Even if the FBI has recommended that Hillary Clinton not be charged, she has not yet survived the ongoing email controversy. The label of “careless” is something that could be hard for her to lose, says DW’s Ines Pohl.

Deutsche Welle

Clinton has blood clot close to her brain

Clinton’s lengthy absence from public life had sparked claims from some of her fiercest critics that she was faking illness to avoid testifying before lawmakers investigating a deadly attack on a US mission in Libya

Liliana Mihaila

Clinton says Mideast faces disaster without reform

By Matthew Lee /AP DOHA: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday delivered a stark warning to Arab leaders that they will face growing unrest, extremism and even rebellion unless they quickly address depleting oil and water reserves and enact real economic and political reform. Wrapping up a four-nation tour of US allies …

DNE

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