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March 11, 2021
Parenting in Exile From Egypt: The Choices I Made for My Daughters
Even though I know what the dictatorship would do to me if I returned to Egypt, I am consumed with guilt for abandoning my family.
October 10, 2019
In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring
This month’s protests in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt prove that what began in 2010 was just the beginning of a long revolution.
September 3, 2019
This New Book Highlights Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World
Zahra Hankir’s anthology
Our Women on the Ground
elevates vital but often overlooked voices from Morocco to Gaza to Yemen.
June 25, 2019
The Seasons After the Arab Spring
Recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria have avoided mistakes of 2011.
May 30, 2019
America’s Allies in the Middle East Are the Real ‘Troika of Tyranny’
John Bolton claims that “socialist” states in Latin America are a threat. He’s lying to you.
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May 2, 2019
The Trump Era Calls for an ‘American Spring’
It’s time that our president—like the autocrats he is propping up across North Africa and the Middle East—finally be held accountable.
October 25, 2018
In Naguib Mahfouz’s World
Through his massive corpus, the Egyptian novelist helped capture the startling pace and steep costs of a nation in pursuit of independence.
March 5, 2018
‘Its Painful to Experience Your Own Defeat’
Tahrir Square, seven years on.
February 16, 2018
David and Goliath: How Qatar Defeated the Saudi and UAE Annexation Plot
Emir Sheikh Tamim’s refusal to even discuss the Saudi/UAE demands has made him a national hero in Qatar.
September 18, 2017
The Children of the Arab Spring Are Being Jailed and Tortured
Yassin Mohamed has spent much of the last seven years in prison for the crime of protesting.