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Our Fall/Winter issue is online! In "The #Ukraine Effect" we cover how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected the #MiddleEast, what policymakers in the region are doing about it, and other issues. Link below⬇️ to view the essays. thecairoreview.com/fall-2022-wint…
In an interview with The Cairo Review, Zahra Hankir, creator & editor of the “Our Women on the Ground”, talks about what it means to be a journalist covering the Middle East, and what she has learned from her fellow colleagues. #CR45 thecairoreview.com/q-a/the-sister…
Whether in #liberal democracies or the #Arab World, journalists struggle to navigate gov. restrictions, ambiguous red lines, & non-state actors affecting how the #media is run, writes Khaled Ezzelarab, @AUCJRMC professor. thecairoreview.com/essays/red-lin… #CR45 #GlobalMedia
While #social media has had a drastic impact on social & #political movements in the region, the dynamics of its algorithms & the financing models of the #media still pose limitations on who is heard online, writes Nadine El Sayed, an @AUC professor. #CR45 thecairoreview.com/essays/social-…
#Iran has squandered billions on a nuclear program that has impoverished its people and hastened ecological disaster. Read more of the “The #Nuclear Pyramid of the Islamic Republic” by clicking on the link below! thecairoreview.com/essays/the-nuc…
As #COP27 & #COP28 will be hosted in #Egypt and the #UAE respectively, #climate reporting in the region still lacks a critical lens that reflects the issue’s urgency, writes Sarah El-Shaarawi, managing editor of the journal Arab Media & Society. thecairoreview.com/essays/why-cli…
“When Western media frames the Middle East in terms of sectarianism, not only does it do a grave disservice to its audience, but also to the people of this region, with far-reaching consequences”, by Abdullah Hamidaddin, @kfcris_en Yemen Program Director. thecairoreview.com/essays/time-to…
A seaport in #Gaza would not only be an important economic and developmental leap forward for #Palestine, but also an expression of its unity and sovereignty,” writes @omarthink, the founder and director of the Gaza-Based PalThink for Strategic Studies. thecairoreview.com/essays/buildin…
Between #economic considerations, intra-#Palestinian divisions, and Israeli security concerns, there are a number of challenges facing the building of a seaport in #Gaza, or in its alternatives. #CR45#Journalism Under Fire”. thecairoreview.com/essays/a-pales…
Israel & Lebanon seem on the verge of a deal that is expected to settle their maritime border dispute, which could lead to securing their #energy resources, writes Mohamed O. Abd El-Aziz, a specialist on the political economy of the Levant countries. thecairoreview.com/essays/will-le…
“It was devastating & extremely ironic now to be the one covering the aftermath of Shireen’s killing, a voice I grew up listening to, a figure I highly respected, a journalist like no other,” writes @nida_journo from @AJEnglish. #CR45 thecairoreview.com/dispatch/no-on…
Our 45th issue is out! This edition “#Journalism Under Fire” covers a variety of subject areas incl.: safety, #Palestine, #climate journalism, & global media, among other areas. #StayTuned for more information! Link below ⬇️ to view the articles. thecairoreview.com/summer-2022/
UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, Mahmoud Mohieldin, said that the pledged 100 billion dollars a year by developed countries for climate finance is merely “a drop in the ocean” in a world of trillions of dollars. Read more about the Aswan Forum here: thecairoreview.com/tahrir-forum/f…
Ambassador @ahmedabdelatif_ believes that it is “fundamental that the African countries own the responses to the challenges they face”. Read our interview with Abdel-Latif, CCCPA Director-General, here: thecairoreview.com/q-a/working-to…
The @AswanForum discussed topics related to African peace and development, including #climatechange, confronting terrorism, regional security, youth and women empowerment, and more. thecairoreview.com/tahrir-forum/f…
CCCPA is a unique organization with a mandate for peace. Director-General Ahmed Abdel Latif leads the center through its many activities, including hosting the Aswan Forum. Read our interview with Abdel Latif here. thecairoreview.com/q-a/working-to…
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…
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