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.
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
A profile of Egyptian feminist and founder of Bint Al-Nil journal Doria Shafik.
The Cairo Review speaks to Nawal El Saadawi about her writing and the status of women in Egypt and the Arab World.
The Cairo Review speaks to Blerta Aliko about how UN Women Egypt works to empower women socially, economically, and politically.
Social and economic transformations are further integrating Arab women into the workforce. Yet economic and cultural norms continue to hinder their empowerment.
The Egyptian state has undergone three major regime transitions since Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rule, with the current regime reversing much of the policies put in place by the first.
Mega-mall development in Cairo’s suburbs follows a neoliberal model of consumerism popular across the Middle East.
Nile Basin countries must establish a wider cooperative framework to achieve efficient transboundary cooperation.
The presence of foreign armed groups in Libya’s south poses an increasing threat to local security and regional political ties.
New developments and challenges for women riders and drivers in the Ride-hailing industry.
Happenings, speakers, and events at the American University in Cairo in Winter 2018.
As new discoveries of natural gas deposits are made in Egypt and an interest in renewable energy resources arises, this industry report forecasts good times ahead for the North African country.
Senior Editor Sean David Hobbs speaks to the Ambassadors of UK and France about the future of Europe and the Middle East.
A 1960s play about corruption resonates in today’s Egypt.
The Tahrir uprising in 2011 was quickly followed by a backlash against women’s rights. Under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the government is once again championing the role of women, but is gender equality possible without a change in public attitudes?
Especially in the West, Arab men are often stereotyped as violent fanatics or oppressors of women. The truth is that Arab men, too, experience daunting political, economic, and social challenges related to their gender roles.
The “Egypt The Future” economic development conference reaffirmed the primacy of the strongman in Egyptian politics. That may win the hearts and minds of some global capitalists, but will Tahrir Square revolutionaries buy it?
AUC V-Lab incubated startup Koshk Comics is weathering the challenges facing Egyptian entrepreneurs.
After two years as president of Egypt, is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi fulfilling his promises?
Taekwondo world champion and member of Egypt’s parliament Caroline Maher is determined to be a voice for the voiceless: Egyptians with disabilities.
One of the most significant battles taking place these days in the Arab region is about how wide or narrow is the public space available for citizens to express themselves and offer views that differ from or challenge the state.
Four very different events on the same day all confirm once again the hard consequences of the unsustainable policies that all Arab governments, without exception, pursued since the 1970s.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
A look at the ups and downs of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.