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U.S. Resuming F-16, Tank Shipments to Egypt

Just in time for Egypt's military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, the White House announced Tuesday it would allow shipments of U.S. fighter jets, ...

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A Ray of Light for Africa’s Dam of Discord

Egypt and Ethiopia make peace over a hugely controversial Nile dam. And Cairo’s about-face has everything to do with security.

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Saudi Arabia’s Big Gamble​

With a new king and a young, untested defense minister, Riyadh has plunged headlong into war in Yemen. At stake is nothing less than the kingdom's position of leadership in the Arab world.

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Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

Military action by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in Yemen spooked oil traders, a reminder that a world in flames can still rattle energy markets.

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An Underground Army Challenges President Sisi

With the Muslim Brotherhood in disarray, a new generation takes to the streets in Egypt.

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President Sisi Puts His Business Face Forward

What can bring Gulf investors, selfie-taking teens, and Tony Blair to a resort town on the Red Sea? An Egypt in need of some cold, hard cash.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, March 16, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez explains why Venezuelans are growing weary of President Maduro’s incessant coup ...

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