Fri, Jan 6th 2012, 1:40PM
The Egypt Economic Conference: Success or Failure?

Was Egypt's recent Economic Development Conference a success? Is the government exaggerating the benefits reaped from the event, or have critics been unfair to disparage the results? The answer, writes Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim, appears to be a little of both.

The Day After an Iran Nuclear Deal

Alex Vatanka discusses the mood in Tehran as the deadline for negotiations approaches, the state of U.S.-Iranian relations, and what reaching a deal could mean to the Arab world, in this brief video interview.

The Egyptian Family House: Fostering Religious Unity

The Family House is an organization with the goal of strengthening unity between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Jayson Casper reports on its activities, reach, and the challenges it faces.

Opening the Borders: A Better Plan for Gaza

Geoffrey Aronson discusses potential signs of the opening of Gaza's borders for trade, from recent produce exports to Israel and the West Bank to discussions with Israelis of a seaport.

The Israeli Elections: What Happened, What Didn’t

Paul Scham analyzes the results of the Israeli elections and outlines the right-wing coalition that winner Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party will likely form.

Frustrated Turkey Turns to Onetime Ally Saudi Arabia

Gonul Tol discusses the impetus for and potential outcome of Turkey's recent policy of mending fences with Saudi Arabia.

The Return of Iraqi Shi‘i Militias to Syria

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi reports on Iraqi Shi'i militias--most of them proxies of Iran--returning to fight in Syria. "[This] should be recognized as a sign of the consolidation of militia dominance in Iraq and the relative stabilization of the security situation there," he writes.

The Egypt Economic Conference: Success or Failure?

Was Egypt's recent Economic Development Conference a success? Is the government exaggerating the benefits reaped from the event, or have critics been unfair to disparage the results? The answer, writes Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim, appears to be a little of both.

The Day After an Iran Nuclear Deal

Alex Vatanka discusses the mood in Tehran as the deadline for negotiations approaches, the state of U.S.-Iranian relations, and what reaching a deal could mean to the Arab world, in this brief video interview.

The Egyptian Family House: Fostering Religious Unity

The Family House is an organization with the goal of strengthening unity between Muslims and Christians in Egypt. Jayson Casper reports on its activities, reach, and the challenges it faces.

Opening the Borders: A Better Plan for Gaza

Geoffrey Aronson discusses potential signs of the opening of Gaza's borders for trade, from recent produce exports to Israel and the West Bank to discussions with Israelis of a seaport.

The Israeli Elections: What Happened, What Didn’t

Paul Scham analyzes the results of the Israeli elections and outlines the right-wing coalition that winner Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party will likely form.

Frustrated Turkey Turns to Onetime Ally Saudi Arabia

Gonul Tol discusses the impetus for and potential outcome of Turkey's recent policy of mending fences with Saudi Arabia.

The Return of Iraqi Shi‘i Militias to Syria

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi reports on Iraqi Shi'i militias--most of them proxies of Iran--returning to fight in Syria. "[This] should be recognized as a sign of the consolidation of militia dominance in Iraq and the relative stabilization of the security situation there," he writes.

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