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Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Syria

It could be that by the time this article goes to press, a strike has already taken place on Syria by a conglomerate of forces, led mostly by the US and France. It could be that it has not. The decision to do it, one way or the other, is beyond the purview of the …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Ten reasons why Egypt is vital to US economy and security

By Juan Cole Whatever the reasons the US public is less excited about Egypt’s ongoing revolution, the country is in fact important to the US. A Pew poll shows that far fewer Americans are following events in Egypt closely now than in January-February 2011. Actually, about the same percentage are following it “fairly closely” as …

Daily News Egypt

UEFA decision on Gibraltar opens prospects for Kurds

By James M. Dorsey A decision by European football body UEFA granting Gibraltar the right of membership potentially opens the door to Kurdistan to seek association with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a move that would acknowledge demands for increased autonomy and the possible shifting of national borders in the Middle East as a …

Daily News Egypt

Reducing risks: Wheat supply in Egypt

  By Iris Boutros Wheat supply matters for Egypt’s food security. Production is high but demand is higher. Self-sufficiency in wheat is not a realistic goal given limits in water and land, as well as dismal agricultural investment levels. So, imports are high. Risks from both domestic and international wheat markets coupled with reduced purchasing …

Daily News Egypt

Are we in a “…….” or just smelling the roses?

This question is often repeated during times of crisis. When a nation finds itself consumed by war or strife, inevitably some will decide to remove themselves from the equation and occupy their time with trivial matters. A number of my friends have asked me this question since I published last week’s article where I attempted …

Farid Zahran

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