Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
Western Leaders Are Promoting Dictatorship, Not Democracy, in Egypt
Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo and Donald Trump’s cheerleading have bolstered Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he faces popular protest over his latest power grab.
Trump Will Regret Changing His Mind About Qatar
The United States has the leverage needed to prevent Qatar from cozying up to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood—if it’s willing to use it.
With Freedom and Justice for Sisi
The arc of Egypt’s history is flat, and it bends toward autocracy.
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.
Trump’s Farcical New Beginning With Muslims
The president’s trip to Saudi Arabia isn’t the start of a new relationship with the Arab world; it’s militarism, disdain for human rights, and caricature of religion.
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization Is a Bad Idea
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood, a non-state, multinational, and multifaceted organization, would be imprudent and hasty.
The Trump Administration’s Islamophobic Holy Grail
Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group would cripple U.S. foreign policy and launch a domestic smear campaign.
The Most Dangerous Job in Journalism Is Just Being a Reporter in Egypt
Abdullah al-Fakharany just wanted to tell the truth about the Sisi government’s violent crackdown on civilians. It got him life in prison.
Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution
The generation that launched the Tahrir Square revolution in 2011 is changing the country again.
Egypt’s president is taking control of the country's mosques — and risks driving his enemies underground.
In Sisi’s Egypt, Blasphemy Is Still a Crime
The Muslim Brotherhood is gone -- but the government is still jailing people for offending Islam.
An Underground Army Challenges President Sisi
With the Muslim Brotherhood in disarray, a new generation takes to the streets in Egypt.
Jordanians Unite in Mourning. Why Can’t Egyptians Do the Same?
Egypt is suffering from a serious shortage of compassion.
Egypt’s War on Charity
Egypt’s faith-based charities have become victims of the government crackdown on political Islam. The real losers are the poor.
The Final Betrayal of Egypt’s Revolution
The democratic revolution in Tahrir Square awakened high hopes in Egyptians. Two years later, it ended in blood and tears.
Could Egypt’s Opposition Learn to Get Along?
The Mubarak verdict and Sisi's crackdown have put the Muslim Brotherhood and the revolutionaries back on the same side. But that won't be enough to heal old wounds.