Two of the best blogs for Egyptian and Arab world analysis are run by Issandr el-Amrani, called The Arabist, and Nervana Mahmoud, called Nervana. One of their regular services is to provide an update of links to other articles and reports from the internet, which they have allowed me to re-post here. And without a blog, Paul Attallah does similarly, integrating his own analysis. The links and commentary are, of course, their own.
Please enjoy. From Arabist:
- The tradecraft of a political analyst
- The last report from Egypt’s El Nadeem Center
- Taking a page from Cossery on Trump and Bannon
- A new look
- Hillary Clinton, Michigan and Arab-Americans
- In Translation: Egyptian minister, the worst job in the world
And the links:
- The Problems with Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization | POMED
- The New Islamic Media – Project on Middle East Political Science
Collection of essays.
- First on CNN: Trump nixes Elliott Abrams for State Department job
First good Trump decision.
- Abrams at State: The Marriage of Trump and the Neocons? « LobeLog
More like the marriage of Abrams and opportunism.
- A file on Islamic State’s ‘problem’ foreign fighters shows some are refusing to fight- The Washington Post
- CIA’s man in Syria: the rise and fall of a rebel commander
Great piece by Erika Solomon.
- The colonels shaping Trump’s Middle East policyLaura Rozen on the NSC’s new MENA hands.
- Hamas leader: Gaza won’t harbor individuals who ‘aim to harm Egypt’Abu Marzouk says relations with Egypt are “good”.
- Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions – NYT
- CIA Memo: Designating Muslim Brotherhood Could ‘Fuel Extremism’ – POLITICO Magazine
- Backing Into World War III | Foreign Policy
Robert Kagan – always the most interesting of the neocons.
- Trump presidency heralds new era of closer ties with Egypt | Reuters
- Syria: 13,000 secretly hanged in Saydnaya military prison – shocking new report | Amnesty International UK
Homo homini lupus.
- ‘Generation Revolution’: Why Youth Was Not Enough in Egypt – NYT
Thanassis Cambanis reviews Rachel Apsden’s book on youth in Egypt.