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Examining India’s unsuccessful NSG bid

Despite India’s fervent push for admission into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country remains outside the elite body that regulates nuclear trade worldwide – for now. DW examines the reasons behind this.

Deutsche Welle

Assertive Saudi King Salman visits Washington

King Salman is visiting Washington for the first time since ascending the Saudi throne. DW’s US correspondent Spencer Kimball reports that the US faces a kingdom that has become very assertive in its foreign policy. For decades, a simple quid-pro-quo formed the basis of US-Saudi relations. Riyadh provided the oil, Washington provided the security. “It’s …

Deutsche Welle

Russian would not lobby Egypt to cut ties with the EU, Professor of Political Economy at Cairo University says AFP Photo

What Egypt and Russia want

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

Aya Nader

Iran’s election augurs a better future

By Cesar Chelala Hassan Rowhani’s election as the new Iranian president bodes well not only for that country but for the world as well, tired of the senseless rhetoric of the former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When, at a campaign speech, Mr Rowhani stated, “We have no option other than moderation,” he was also defining what …

Daily News Egypt

War or jaw

By Philip Whitfield What did Obama mean? You can read as well as me. “We think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close.” Obama was being interviewed on Israeli TV prior to visiting Israel for the …

Daily News Egypt

Reading a possible Egypt-Iran strategic alliance

By Ceylan Ozbudak In August 2012, when President Mohamed Morsi became the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since the 1980s, he was careful not to schedule meetings with the Iranian leadership, much less to endorse any renewal of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran. Since then, a return to the level of cooperation pe r …

Daily News Egypt

Double or quits

By Philip Whitfield You get the best odds when the runners and riders are still in the paddock. So it’s not surprising to get 1,000:1 gambling ante-post on a race without a finish: the 2013 Egyptian General Election. I’ve bet a steak dinner the result won’t be declared this side of Ramadan. I’ve even chosen …

Daily News Egypt

Washington must think differently about “the region”

By Anthony Elghossain After decades of dormancy, the Levant is rising again. Syria’s war, Lebanon’s seasonal conflicts, and ongoing shifts in Iraq, Egypt and Turkey are restoring the Levant’s characteristic chaos and cosmopolitanism. In turn, instead of continuing to approach the region disjointedly, Washington must resurrect the Levant as an idea. Beirut, Babylon and beyond: The …

Fady Salah

The Future of Egyptian American Relations ?

Egypt still remains the cornerstone of American foreign policy in the Middle East. The relationship now seems to be going through somewhat turbulent and tense times, however the overall relations have not seriously departed from the previous norms of the Mubarak era. Though this is the case now, the future is still unclear. Currently the …

Mustafa Salama

From the other side: Amr Moussa stay at home

We do not mention his involvement in the crime. Nor do we mention his defence to the matter. We do not know of his opposition to an error. Nor do we not know of his political stance. He is Amr Moussa, the veteran diplomat with a long history of nearly 53 years of service in …

Gamal Eid

Protesting Blasphemy or Foreign Policy?

For the most part media has portrayed the protests in front of American embassies as just as a protest over the amateur video insulting Islam and prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. Moreover, it is surprising how some media outlets choose to describe the regions where the outrage occurred as the “Middle East”, …

Mustafa Salama