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.
It is difficult to predict the outcome of the region’s transformation, but at least one thing is clear: we are witnessing the birth of Arab citizens who express themselves in the public sphere.