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How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’
New research tries to spot the collapse of liberal democracies before they happen, and it suggests that Western democracy may be seriously ill.
democracy 
4 days ago
Sugar shortage in Egypt leaves a bitter taste | The National
Great piece by Patrick Werr getting to the heart of the problem.
sugar  egypt 
5 weeks ago
Awaiting Next U.S. President: A Splintered Middle East in ‘Free Fall’ - The New York Times
What's funny in this piece is that Obama's critics end up adopting Obama's cautious approach.
uspolicy  obama 
5 weeks ago
Down by Law - Carnegie
Amr Hamzawy on Egypt's war on reality.
egypt 
5 weeks ago
Polish official claims Egypt sold warships to Russia for $1 | Fox News
Long-rumored way to get around French sanctions post-Crimea
egypt  russia 
6 weeks ago
Meet the Man Who Should Be the Next Secretary of State | The Nation
Over the top fawning interview of the nonetheless quite sharp Chas Freeman
chasfreeman 
6 weeks ago
Elsewhere…
Mahmoud Salem, channeling what many feel in Egypt
egypt 
7 weeks ago
Egypt denies talks on hosting Russian airbase — RT News
So some other arrangement envisaged, like Cairo West airbase for the US?
russia  egypt 
7 weeks ago
Morocco's Liberal Challengers | Foreign Affairs
This fawning Ilan Berman piece on PAM never mentions party's palace connection.
morocco  pam 
8 weeks ago
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