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Egypt

The narrative dominating Egypt in Washington revolves largely around either human rights or security. Those who criticize President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi cite his crackdown on...
middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...
Aya Hijazi

Both President Donald Trump’s supporters and detractors credit his approach with helping to win the release of Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi, an NGO worker imprisoned in...
Sisi

A week ago, President Trump rolled out the red carpet for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was persona non grata in the Obama White...
Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will visit the White House on Monday. Sisi has become a polarizing figure in Washington both because of his role...
turkey

There are many adjectives that might aptly describe the Obama administration’s Syria policy, but “coherent” is not among them. The administration’s desperation to avoid involving...
Middle East peace

Something very odd has been happening in the Middle East and, as Sunday’s editorial in the New York Times illustrates, it has a lot of...
refugee camps

One the most remarkable news items I’ve read lately is Haaretz’s report on a conversation between an Israeli and “a well-known Egyptian statesman…who held top...
Arab-Israeli Relations

Whenever I express optimism about the incremental improvements in Israel’s relations with the Arab world, I always get the same question: How can I be...
Israel

I just returned from a few weeks in America, where the only thing from Israel that makes the news is the ongoing Palestinian violence. So...
Arab Spring blunders

Five years ago this week, the Obama administration believed the Middle East was changing for the good. The uprising in Egypt was the centerpiece of...
ISIS

U.S. counterterrorism officials are expert at defending against the last terrorist attack, hence the obsession with water bottles and other liquids at American airports. That’s...