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Take a look at our interview with the @AtlanticCouncil’s @FredericHof on his memoir “Reaching for the Heights”, sharing the lesser-known story of a secret attempt to reach a Syrian–Israeli peace.  #Syria #IsraeliPalestinianConflict #MiddleEast thecairoreview.com/q-a/an-insider… @cjPurdyPR
“The revolution brought about a completely different discourse by bringing down millennia of monarchical rule to an Islamic Republic. Iran, once an ally of the United States, turned into one of its avid foes,” writes @hmousavian thecairoreview.com/essays/a-revol…
Read about “How the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the eight-year Iran–Iraq War greatly and irreversibly influenced the #geopolitics and regional dynamics of the Middle East” by @hmousavian. thecairoreview.com/essays/a-revol…
“For generations to come, people will remember how Israeli soldiers brutally assaulted the pallbearers of Shireen’s coffin,” writes Nour Odeh, Palestine’s first female government spokesperson and former colleague of the late Shireen Abu Akleh. thecairoreview.com/tahrir-forum/a…
“The strongest argument for abandoning the 2SS is the seeming impossibility of separating the two peoples. For decades, unilateral Israeli steps have created new realities on the ground,” writes Hesham Youssef from the @USIP. thecairoreview.com/essays/is-it-t…
“While the international community continues to uphold the two-state framework, most of the pillars of a negotiated two-state solution have in practical terms either collapsed or are collapsing,” writes @elgindy_ from @MiddleEastInst. thecairoreview.com/essays/the-end…
“The #MENA region is … plagued by a lack of security frameworks on one hand & viable socioeconomic planning on the other.” Link ⬇️ to read an excerpt from @AUC’s blue-ribbon report, “AlMostaqbal: Envisioning a Better Arab Future”. thecairoreview.com/essays/almosta…
“As the 21st century opened, the Middle East became what economist Thomas Piketty & his colleagues call “a pioneer region in terms of extreme inequality,” writes Lisa Anderson, Professor at the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs. thecairoreview.com/essays/shiftin…
“The phrase “political Islam” can conjure an assortment of ideas, movements, institutions, and arrangements—anything in which Islamic beliefs, practices, teachings, or actors are pushed or pulled into the political arena.” #CR44 thecairoreview.com/essays/from-po…
“A century after the genesis of the Arab state system, the debates over bonds between Arab peoples & relations between Arab states have not abated, even though the perspective has changed,” writes Ibrahim Awad, Director of the @CMRS_AUC at @GAPP_AUC. thecairoreview.com/essays/arab-na…
"External intervention exacerbates conflicts more often than help resolve them. Meddling draws in competing forces, directly or by proxy— for example, Saudi Arabia & Iran in Yemen, or the UAE & Turkey in Libya," writes the @CrisisGroup’s @JoostHiltermann. thecairoreview.com/essays/managin…
“Already beset by high levels of conflict, inequality, & unemployment, the region is further challenged by climate change, water scarcity, & other unpredictable systemic challenges,” writes @paul_salem, @MiddleEastInst President. thecairoreview.com/essays/the-cha…
“The interconnectedness of our world & the need to engage globally on the issues of our time make the role of institutions like AUC all the more profound,” writes @AUC President Ahmad Dallal in #CR44. thecairoreview.com/essays/celebra…
“Today’s challenge is to determine our respective identities & embrace a balance of interests to the most efficient use of resources without irrevocable ramifications on the quality of life for future generations,” writes @GAPP_AUC’s Nabil Fahmy in #CR44. thecairoreview.com/essays/a-decad…
Back in print, & digitally as always, our 44th issue addresses “The Middle East: After A Turbulent Decade… What Next?” looking into subjects including nationalism, regional integration, political Islam, economy, & environment. #Winter2022 #CairoReview thecairoreview.com/winter-2022/
Happy to highlight the role young people in #ClimateAction in the #MiddleEast in my latest piece for @CairoReview “Young People Are Leading Climate Activism in the Middle East” thecairoreview.com/main-home-page… @Connect4Climate @UNYouthEnvoy @OneYoungWorld @GretaThunberg
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“Across the Arab World and the Middle East, young people are mobilizing to raise #climatechange awareness,” writes @ineeshadvs, Co-Founder & Executive Director of @AYCMQA & Non-Resident Scholar at @MiddleEastInst. thecairoreview.com/main-home-page…
“It is well & good that #African states are committed to combating #climatechange. However, commitments are based on getting adequate financial, technical, & capacity building support,” writes Agnes Babugura, a Senior Academic at Monash University. bit.ly/32Mqa3K
“A comprehensive action plan is needed to counter the consequences of decades-long, harmful #environmental policies,” writes @GAPP_AUC’s @DeanNabilFahmy. #COP26 #Egypt #ClimateAction thecairoreview.com/home-page/the-…
Vaccines and past infections could explain why the current wave of coronavirus infections in South Africa, fueled by the omicron variant, appear to be milder. Reduced hospitalization rates in the country might not be replicated elsewhere. washingtonpost.com/world/2021/12/…
Classrooms remain fully or partially closed for as many as 647 million children around the world. Unless educational regression is reversed, learning poverty and the associated human capital loss will hold economies and societies back for decades. prosyn.org/JHmOGi4
“Cairo writes, Beirut publishes and Baghdad reads,” goes an old saying. In the worst of times in Iraq, books have proved a comfort. The love of books and ideas lives on in a tradition that is the beating heart of Baghdad’s cultural life. nytimes.com/2021/12/18/wor…
Interest in Turkish weaponry is peaking on the African continent. Armed with battle-tested drones, Turkish president Erdogan has been deepening defense ties with African countries ahead of a major gathering of the continent's leaders in Istanbul. f24.my/8EjW.T
When asked what he wants, Yassine states: “A job.” In Tunisia, the daily grind of rising prices, declining living standards, the ravages of the pandemic, and the squabbling of politicians unmoored from the greater good have all left lasting scars. theguardian.com/global-develop…
Iran has agreed to a deal to reinstall cameras damaged at Karaj nuclear facility which manufactures centrifuge parts, though accessible footage will remain limited. The IAEA said the cameras would be reinstalled in the “coming days.” npr.org/2021/12/15/106…
Armed separatists in Cameroon’s anglophone regions have brutalized hundreds of students in 5 years of violence that has forced more than 230,000 children to flee. It is estimated 700,000 students are left without an education due to school closures. theguardian.com/global-develop…
Iraqi Kurdish youth face a tough choice: endure unemployment and corruption at home or try to sneak into Europe risking financial ruin, or even death. Across the Middle East, struggling economies have failed to keep pace with growing populations. apnews.com/article/busine…
COVID-19 cases in Africa have jumped 83 percent in the past week, but the number of deaths is lower than in previous waves. Low vaccination rates, however, means rates of death and severe illness will both be higher than they should be. f24.my/8EGz.T
Libya’s presidential election is meant to take place in just over a week, but calls are mounting for a delay by those who say mistrust between east and west remains too deep and volatile. Either scenario—vote or no vote—could cause a destabilizing setback.apnews.com/article/middle…
In April, Malawi, home to 50,000 refugees, announced a plan to relocate all refugees across the country to the Dzaleka camp for national security reasons. Refugees face a worrying future of forced relocation amid mounting xenophobia. foreignpolicy.com/2021/12/13/mal…
Saudi Arabia is set to host the 42nd Gulf Cooperation Council summit Tuesday, where leaders from the 6 members will explore ways to further strengthen ties and cooperation. The GCC's common market and customs union have already made significant progress.arabnews.com/node/1986406#.…
Gulf oil producers hold the unique power to send a major “wake-up call” to the world’s largest economies. While ensuring oil revenues remain, Gulf states are also eyeing trillion-dollar green opportunities and planning for a post-oil future. al-monitor.com/originals/2021…
On Monday Russia blocked a UN Security Council resolution that for the first time would have defined climate change as a threat to peace. The derailment of the measure underscored the challenges in uniting the global community to combat climate change. nytimes.com/2021/12/13/wor…
Turkey’s central bank announced its fourth intervention in four weeks as the lira crashed 7% to a record low on Monday. The currency crash has sharply eroded earnings in the country, fueling poverty as the prices of goods surge. reuters.com/world/middle-e…
Climate justice is not possible if the people suffering the worst impacts of the crisis are excluded, said activist Vanessa Nakate. If those discussing climate cannot acknowledge African activists, their solutions will be incomplete and myopic. theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2…
Migrants are being used as geopolitical weapons, notably in Belarus and Turkey. The practice is part of a growing trend of using migrants in asymmetric warfare—a practice that could increase in the future amid increased instability and climate change. npr.org/2021/12/13/106…
Reckya Madougou, who would have been the first female presidential candidate for a major political party in Benin, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by courts criticized for upholding president Patrice Talon’s regime and silencing opposition. washingtonpost.com/world/2021/12/…
Despite progress toward pricing carbon investments appropriately, a just transition away from fossil fuels requires cutting "with both arms of the scissors”, meaning closing the huge gaps in climate action on both the demand and the supply side. prosyn.org/qowS8wd
The relationship between security and climate change still divides the UN Security Council. However, with mitigation efforts unlikely to ease distress, the situation in the Horn underlines the need to address growing security concerns through adaptation. foreignpolicy.com/2021/12/08/cli…
Preliminary studies suggest that vaccines will be less effective at stopping Omicron infections but will likely offer protection against severe disease. On average, antibodies were 40 times less potent against Omicron than against the summer 2020 variant. npr.org/sections/goats…
Climate attention has shifted to Africa, where rich countries see an opportunity to apply pressure by leveraging aid and cutting off finance, leading to harmful policies which slow development while doing little, if anything, to help fight climate change. foreignpolicy.com/2021/12/06/afr…
Countries in the Middle East now appear to be talking to each other to find solutions following 2 decades defined by conflict. Absent a major crisis that could draw America in again, those conversations will likely be where deals get done. apnews.com/article/afghan…
#Internationallaw evolved as a tool to govern and justify #colonization. Today, material law perpetuates the Global North’s extraction of resources from the Global South through #neoliberal institutions, like the World Bank and the IMF. thecairoreview.com/home-page-smal…
The EU has spent hundreds of millions of euros over the past decade on technologies to control the refugees on its borders. Their investment has spawned a technological playground for military and tech companies repurposing products for new markets. theguardian.com/global-develop…
The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday that it would shift its weekends to align with the Western calendar and global markets, showing its willingness to part ways with its Arab neighbors. Friday will be a half-day ending at noon. nytimes.com/2021/12/07/wor…
The Middle East—home to twelve of the world’s most #water scarce states—must begin to build #adaptive capacities sooner rather than later to minimize the losses they will confront due to #climatechange, writes researcher Neda Zawahri. thecairoreview.com/essays/saving-…
Many Libyans are afraid the upcoming election—which features 2 of the most divisive figures in recent Libyan history—could plunge the country back into civil war. A decade of unrest has impoverished many and provided a proxy ground for foreign powers. washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…
Afghanistan under the Taliban reveals the contradictions of the world order. The interplay of national interests, regional tensions, and Great Power ambitions confirm a shift to multipolar competition when it comes to Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. mondediplo.com/9904
Investment in data centers is bringing the internet closer to African users, foreshadowing a digital revolution on a continent with more internet users than America. It is a boom that signals the biggest companies are starting to take Africa seriously. economist.com/middle-east-an…
A record amount of renewable electricity was added to energy systems globally in 2021 but it remains about half of what is needed annually to be on track to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. ft.com/content/317424…
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