Fri, Jan 6th 2012, 1:40PM
The Algerian Elections and the Status Quo

Despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika's serious stroke last year, all signs point to his victory in this week's Algerian presidential elections. Frédéric Volpi argues that the elections will entrench the status quo and allow regime elites to find a suitable replacement for Bouteflika via the soon-to-be-created position of vice president.

Fighting Hepatitis C in Egypt

Hepatitis C (HCV), a blood-transmitted virus attacking the liver, counts nearly 12 million Egyptians as its victims. Preventing the spread of the disease is straightforward, but awareness is key. Maria Golia reports on Egyptian state, private sector, and civil society programs combating the epidemic.

Shifting Allegiances: The Israel-Gaza-Egypt Triangle

In the post-Mubarak period, relations between Israel, Gaza, and Egypt have shifted. Geoffrey Aronson argues that Hamas now finds itself in dire straits as Egypt has turned its back on it, Fatah hopes to overtake it, and Israel only wants to prevent its total collapse to maintain security.

A History of Terrorism in Egypt's Sinai
Erbil, Baghdad, and Implications of the Oil Dispute

Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has developed substantially over the past decade due to Iraqi oil revenue. What are possible consequences of the current dispute between Erbil and Baghdad over oil production and exportation? Daniel Serwer discusses the risks.

Ethnic Divisions and Alliances in the Afghan Elections
Sisi's Bid for the Egyptian Presidency

Mohamed Elmenshawy discusses the impact of Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi's resignation on Egypt's military leadership and the challenges awaiting the winner of the approaching presidential election in MEI's latest expert Q&A.

The Algerian Elections and the Status Quo

Despite Abdelaziz Bouteflika's serious stroke last year, all signs point to his victory in this week's Algerian presidential elections. Frédéric Volpi argues that the elections will entrench the status quo and allow regime elites to find a suitable replacement for Bouteflika via the soon-to-be-created position of vice president.

Fighting Hepatitis C in Egypt

Hepatitis C (HCV), a blood-transmitted virus attacking the liver, counts nearly 12 million Egyptians as its victims. Preventing the spread of the disease is straightforward, but awareness is key. Maria Golia reports on Egyptian state, private sector, and civil society programs combating the epidemic.

Shifting Allegiances: The Israel-Gaza-Egypt Triangle

In the post-Mubarak period, relations between Israel, Gaza, and Egypt have shifted. Geoffrey Aronson argues that Hamas now finds itself in dire straits as Egypt has turned its back on it, Fatah hopes to overtake it, and Israel only wants to prevent its total collapse to maintain security.

A History of Terrorism in Egypt's Sinai
Erbil, Baghdad, and Implications of the Oil Dispute

Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has developed substantially over the past decade due to Iraqi oil revenue. What are possible consequences of the current dispute between Erbil and Baghdad over oil production and exportation? Daniel Serwer discusses the risks.

Ethnic Divisions and Alliances in the Afghan Elections
Sisi's Bid for the Egyptian Presidency

Mohamed Elmenshawy discusses the impact of Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi's resignation on Egypt's military leadership and the challenges awaiting the winner of the approaching presidential election in MEI's latest expert Q&A.

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