Cairo Review No. 23
Can the Moroccan regime indefinitely maintain the vast distance between its democratic promises versus the authoritarian status quo?
Donald Trump’s anti-establishment campaign confounded the Republican Party, foreign policy experts, and the news media. His mobilization of an angry electorate has reshaped the contours of American politics for years to come.
Does the gender of a world leader matter? Having a female U.S. president might break a glass ceiling, but the policies of the woman holding the office could still leave women in the basement.
Obamacare. The Wall Street bailout. Race relations. The Iran deal. The Arab upheavals. How will history judge the 44th American president? Much will depend on what happens after his successor takes office.
Vladimir Putin intervened in Ukraine and Syria to mobilize domestic support for Russia’s decaying political system. But how long can the Kremlin survive on false images, fake agendas, and manufactured complexes?
Amid a Taliban insurgency and discontent with government officials, Pakistanis remain strongly attached to free elections. But until politicians improve the standard of governance and the popular military recedes from politics, democracy will remain incomplete.
Decades of U.S. policy blunders add up to a foreign policy disaster of historic proportions. With the region in transition, will Washington abandon delusion and deal with the region’s realities? Don’t bet on it.
The international deal to combat global warming comes into force in 2016. For climate activists, it’s the beginning of a new stage in the struggle to hold nations accountable for their greenhouse emissions.
Beheading of men, rape, and enslavement of women—the destruction of a minority ethnic community is among the crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Will the group be brought to justice for its persecution of the Yazidis?
Old political dynasties are losing their grip on power as South Asian democracies change.
Q & A
American philosopher Judith Butler discusses American vulgarity, Middle East upheaval, and other forms of the global crisis.
AUC V-Lab incubated startup Koshk Comics is weathering the challenges facing Egyptian entrepreneurs.
Happenings, speakers, and events at the American University in Cairo in Fall 2016.
After two years as president of Egypt, is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi fulfilling his promises?
Convention speeches by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama