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MBS and the Risky Saudi Transition


The launch of Saudi’s vision 2030, by Mohamed Bin Salman (aka MBS), is a major milestone in the looming Saudi monarchy’s generational transition. Since its founding, Saudi has been ruled by the sons of the founding King Abdul Aziz. It … Continue reading

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The Saudis go to Yemen


What happens when the Saudi’s attack the Hawthi militia in Yemen? A complex regional game that will redefine the regional balance of power. Continue reading

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Egypt and a Complex Regional Dance


News from Cairo and the neighborhood are puzzling: elections delayed; a quick trip to Riyadh by both Sisi and Ardogan; large weapon deals by Egypt; Yemen collapsing into civil war; Isis fiasco; Iranian American negotiations making progress despite Israeli opposition, and many other news. Trying to understand the complex dance that is taking place in our part of the world is not straightforward. Continue reading

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هل يمكن ان يكون هناك مشروع اسلام ليبرالي؟؟


هل يمكن ان يكون هناك مشروع اسلام ليبرالي؟؟ عندما نستمع لقصص الأنبياء نجد ان حياتهم غالبا ما كانت جهادا ضد مجتمع محافظ و سلطوي يرفض الأفكار التي جاؤا بها من احترام للإنسان و حريته و أهمية العدالة و الحق و … Continue reading

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Is Mubarak’s Regime Back?


“Mubarak’s regime is back, along with its security state and military rule” – a statement that I hear very often these days: from Mubarak loyalists “feloul” celebrating the victory of their “new” revolution against the previous one; from Muslim Brotherhood … Continue reading

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الصراع على مصر


الصراع على مصر الصراع في مصر الان هو بين ثلاث مشاريع مستقبلية، كلٌ يهدف لصياغة رؤية و مشروع وهوية لمستقبل مصر، و ربما المنطقة. ربما تثير التسميات الكثير من الخلاف، لكنها، رغم ما تشمله من تعميم، اقرب للواقع: المشروع الاسلامي و … Continue reading

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Muddling through, Egyptian Style!


If we step back to reflect on Egypt’s post-revolution transition… We should not be surprised to find how messy it is.  It is actually happening Egyptian style: We will take all the wrong exits, open the wrong doors, make a … Continue reading

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