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Opinion: Egypt and the US Dispute

Opinion: Egypt and the US Dispute

No one would have thought that relations between Egypt and “Mother America” would strain. On the contrary, relations with Washington were expected to deteriorate when the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power, not after their ouster. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy...
Strings Attached

Strings Attached

In spring 2002, with the Second Intifada entering its second year, I was in Damascus drinking tea with a friend in his shop near the Umayyad Mosque. We were watching a televised broadcast of Israel’s assault on the West Bank, which it was reoccupying. When I asked my...