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Opinion: Goodbye Heikal!

Opinion: Goodbye Heikal!

I wrote this article after I decided to free myself of the burden of fear that characterized many of the past attempts to criticize Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the man who contributed to the failure of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s pan-Arab project more than its imaginary...
Opinion: The Extremist Recruitment Riddle

Opinion: The Extremist Recruitment Riddle

There is horror and fear in the eyes of ordinary people previously unaware of extremism and terrorism. This is down to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the very model of an extremist–revolutionary organization, astute enough to establish a new state while...
Opinion: A New Terrorism

Opinion: A New Terrorism

We now find ourselves in the bottleneck of extremism, terrorism and global threats from violent armed groups—groups that without exception employ chaotic, destructive terrorism that undermines the fabric of states, when in the past they only sought to oppose the...
Opinion: Islamic Self-Delusion

Opinion: Islamic Self-Delusion

I was recently speaking with a well-known “moderate” Islamist figure about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and how this terrorist group has managed to defame the true image of Sunni Islam within just a few short months—more than Al-Qaeda and other violent...
Opinion: Sisi in Russia and Erdoğan in Tehran

Opinion: Sisi in Russia and Erdoğan in Tehran

The main event of last week in terms of the post-Arab Spring political alliances in the Middle East may well have been the visit of the Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to Russia, which included discussion of agreements to buy Russian arms, including...