Conflict management in the MENA region has little chance of succeeding as conflicts increasingly intersect and tensions driven by larger, regional triggers become even more unpredictable
Egypt is a microcosm for the impacts of climate change being felt across the MENA region, with water loss at the very top. It should likewise be high on the agenda when Cairo hosts this year’s UN climate summit
Data drives policy, and policy drives change. The impact of this policy, however, hinges on the quality of the data.
Foreign investment helps attract wealth to underdeveloped nations, but the arbitration rules are often agreed within a global paradigm steeped in colonialist history.
Rapprochement with Egypt is a necessary first step for Turkey to break out of its self-induced isolation, but it will require concessions that Erdogan may not be willing to make.
A study of Egypt’s art, culture, and politics of the 20th century is incomplete without a look at the leading ladies of the interwar period.
Egypt and Sudan continue to insist on a tripartite agreement to manage Ethiopia’s contentious plan to execute its Renaissance dam on the Nile.
Arab states and the world community must counter Israel’s impunity as well as put an end to the profitable occupation enterprise… otherwise it’s another futile ceasefire.
Ethiopia’s obstinance puts the region at a sensitive crossroads again
Strategic priorities in Cairo and Washington have shifted somewhat in recent years leaving what was once a critical relationship out of unison.
While the future is foggy in light of the pandemic, the importance of technology is real and certain, and the creation of new jobs will pave the way for new global work arrangements.
The American tendency to overthrow existing governments in sovereign states has been fuel and fodder for conspiracy theories of the last decade.
In this infographic article, we illustrate Egypt’s economic performance, pandemic response, and future based on commentary from IMF economist Said Bakhache.
The United States and Egypt have long standing common interests requiring both to pursue consistent and sustained policies.
It’s time to stop using a Western-based concept ten years on from the events that began the Arab Uprisings.
A lengthy diplomatic process is still needed to pave the way toward a true Arab rapprochement.
A blockade of Qatar is lifted after Arabs mend fences and resume diplomatic ties.
Grassroots initiatives to combat sexual harassment in Egypt challenge state and society to face an issue silently yet significantly affecting the lives of countless women.
Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population (MoHP) Dr. Hala Zayed speaks about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and what economic and health policies the country has taken to ensure public safety.
The shock of COVID-19 has plunged the world into an economic crisis, demonstrated the fragility of economic relations and supply chains, and led to a reevaluation of several concepts taken for granted.
Former U.S. diplomat and American University in Cairo President Francis Ricciardone discusses whether a Biden win will see a return to a rules based international order.
How Russia’s military, diplomatic, and economic roles in the Mediterranean have developed in recent years
Can international arbitration and mediation with its neighbors help Greece turn its energy challenges into opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Turkey is at one end of competing geostrategic visions in the Eastern Mediterranean, but are there avenues for reconciliation with countries at the opposite pole?
The Cairo Review’s Nadeen Shaker interviews Abdel Hamid Mamdouh, a veteran trade expert with over 35 years of experience, about running to become director-general of the World Trade Organization, how trade will change in a post-COVID-19 world, and how can developing countries expect to recover.
From social media to government narratives, the audience was bombarded with a plethora of information, some of which was confusing and contradictory.
Former Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy discusses with renowned scholars the lessons learned from past crises as outlined in his new book to chart a more engaged and multilateral future.
Are refugees and asylum seekers protected by its strong domestic laws and international commitments?
Malak Zaalouk, education expert, discusses the position of women and access to education in the Arab World with the Cairo Review’s Senior Editor Sean David Hobbs in a special podcast recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down.
Though the coronavirus pandemic has brought extraordinary challenges, it also presents states and institutions with the opportunity to assess and reform.
Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy’s newest book seeks to inform future generations about the challenges of statecraft he and his compatriots faced over the past fifty years.
In an effort to overcome competition over water resources, Nile Basin countries can collaborate in harvesting more rainfall and increase Nile flow to maximize benefit sharing to reach a win-win solution.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the crown jewel of Egypt’s economy, tourism, is suffering, but people are coming together to make the best of a bad situation.
Sudan’s path to democracy has been a rocky one, and there are several key players who need to ensure it never returns to an autocratic state
The entrepreneurial mind behind AUC’s Venture Lab
What Mubarak’s legacy reveals about changes in different generations’ relationship to state and society.
Ambitions and challenges facing Egypt in becoming a regional gas hub
How one village was hit by the demands of sustainable development.
The “Deal of the Century” is quickly shaping up to be the “Deception of the Century” and here’s why.
Could land be Egypt’s Dutch Disease?
Drivers, scenarios, and strategic choices for an improved Arab World
Extreme instability has prompted a fundamental reconfiguration of the contemporary Middle East; as the old order crumbles, a new one has yet to emerge
How Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went from being a regional Islamist leader in the Arab Spring to being the Middle East’s odd man out
Will Neom, the Saudi leadership’s new “city of the future,” become a reality?
After forty years, the Camp David summit continues to be the seminal shaper of the modern Middle East. However, it was an effort fraught with challenges for the peacemakers that could have resulted in its collapse
With EU and Arab League leaders set to convene a landmark summit for the first time in Sharm El-Sheikh this February, the stakes are high to agree on key issues, including migration, counter-terrorism and steps to end the war in Yemen.
How Cairo views efforts at reforming United Nations’ peacekeeping, especially in the Middle East and Africa.
Former United States president and architect of the Camp David Accords Jimmy Carter discusses the 1978 conference that changed the Middle East and the prospects for peace today.
In Northeast Africa today, Middle Eastern states vie for influence, and African governments accede—with conditions