Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi waits for a meeting with John Kerry, then the U.S. secretary of state, in Cairo on Sept. 13, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt’s Civil Society Is on Life Support

Under the guise of fighting a "war on terrorism," Cairo is cracking down on organizations that shed light on its abuses.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris on October 24, 2017.(CHARLES PLATIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Sisi Doesn’t Know How to Beat ISIS

Egypt’s brute-force approach to counterterrorism isn’t working in Sinai.

CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 01:  A youth waves Egyptian flags from a lamp post in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian army has said it will not fire on protestors as they gather in large numbers in central Cairo.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Egypt Cracks Down, Again

Rainbow flags, political challengers, and citizenship laws are all in Cairo’s crosshairs.

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In Policy Reversal, U.S. Withholds Aid to Egypt

The move comes as a surprise from an administration that stressed stability over human rights.

US President Donald Trump (R) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi take part in a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

With Obama Gone, Trump Pentagon Resumes Major Egyptian War Game

The Bright Star exercise will focus on counterterrorism, key for the battle in the Sinai Peninsula.

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The Squeeze Is On Against Hamas

The Islamist movement's Arab neighbors, together with Israel, are cutting off its few remaining lifelines — and hoping not to spark a war.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 22:  (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), US President Donald J Trump (L) and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) at the King David Hotel May 22, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Trump arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.  (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East

Bush and Obama already helped destroy the region and damage U.S. interests there. How much worse could it get?

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Corker: No More U.S. Arms Sales to Gulf Until Qatar Crisis Solved

Sen. Bob Corker has no qualms playing bad cop as Tillerson works to salvage Gulf relations from a bitter Qatar feud.

A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started

Not with a bang, but basic strategic confusion in Washington about the links between Syria, Qatar, Iran, and Russia.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen in silhouette while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 27, 2017 in Geneva.
The United Nations Human Rights Council opens its main annual session, with the US taking its seat for the first time under President Donald Trump's leadership. / AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Secretary-General Holds His Tongue on Human Rights Violations

António Guterres bets resolving conflict through quiet diplomacy will do more to end atrocities than naming and shaming abusers.

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Will Qatar’s Diplomatic Exile Spark the Next Great War?

The Sunni Gulf powers have long been spoiling for a fight with Iran. This could be just the excuse they need.

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Why Did Several Arab Countries Suddenly Cut Ties With Qatar?

On the heels of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, that country and others cut Gulf ties.

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The Cynical Conspiracy War on Egypt’s Christians

The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t behind the callous mass murder of Copts, but it’s certainly fanning the flames of hatred.

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Dozens of Coptic Christians Gunned Down in Egypt Attack

The latest in a spate of attacks in Egypt against Christians.

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