A Message From The Editors

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A view of Tahrir square during the curfew ordered by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cairo, Egypt, March 30, 2020. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The Cairo review crew have over the past nine years very much enjoyed printing 36 issues covering local regional and world events as seen from the Middle East perspective.

From the reporters, fact-checkers, designers, editors and artists who work on every issue, we have put great effort and great pride in what we do. The Cairo Review has been more than just a publication but an actual recounting of historical events.

Today we are living in one of the most profound experiences in recent history. As the world faces the immediate challenge of the novel COVID-19 virus, it will also have to address the far reaching social, political, economic, humanitarian and security implications long after the threat of this pandemic subsides.

In a bid to ensure the safety and good health of our staff and the staff at our printing presses, our distributors, and employees at the bookstores we deal with, we have decided that issue 37 will be online only.

We hope to return to a normal printing schedule by the summer and to continue to offer you the best analysis, expert authored pieces and insights into our world.

In the meantime, we are committed to covering the COVID-19 crisis and its impact across the world. We are happy to announce the launch of a new section of our website to host all the essays and reports we produce in special coverage of the global response to the coronavirus.

We are also happy to announce that this endeavor will be in collaboration with the University of Central Florida Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives (GPII). As the world adapts to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, the Cairo Review and GPII will work to produce timely and thoughtful analysis on a diverse range of issues related to this ongoing challenge.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay home and stay healthy.

The Cairo Review Team

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