03/28/2014 . By Nesreen Salem

Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her

03/26/2014 . By Imad Mesdoua

Since the fall of the Ben Ali regime in 2011, Tunisia has faced a growing tide of jihadi violence that threatens to derail the country’s promising democratic transition. Jihadi violence

03/24/2014 . By Amr Adly

Translated by Amir Beshay Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the political scene in Egypt has always incorporated images of Gamal Abdel Nasser, as well as Nasserist vocabulary, politicians,

03/19/2014 . By Sara Abdel Rahim

By most accounts, Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi is predicted to be a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections of 2014. Despite not having formally announced his intention to run, many

03/17/2014 . By Gregg Carlstrom

The Egyptian government says that the power will stay on 24 hours a day this summer, even though it also says that it cannot import the fuel needed to keep

03/12/2014 . By Ahmed Naji

Any propaganda has an expiration date, and this hysteria of a great Egypt and Sisi as its savior has no real ground to stand on.

03/11/2014 . By Mai El-Sadany

Thirteen years after the United States announced that it would conduct a “War on Terror”—leading to phrases like “Islamofascism” and the passage of legislation like the USA Patriot Act—the interim

03/10/2014 . By Ryan Suto

This weekend, the Egyptian government released a presidential election law to govern the upcoming elections for a new Egyptian head of state. Aside from having certain required provisions, the law

03/07/2014 . By Sultan Al Qassemi

Over the past week, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE took the unprecedented step of collectively withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar, citing the latter’s disregard for their security. The following

03/06/2014 . By David Johnson

Congress, having received some positive coverage after actually managing to pass the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), also disappointed some by failing to maintain earlier draft language providing for some