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Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

23 August, 2017

Comment: Sisi and pro-regime media used populism to incite the masses against pro-democracy and revolutionary voices, but it can only get him so far, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Qatar has championed a modern approach to diplomacy

02 August, 2017

Comment: Qatar's strategy in dealing with the Gulf crisis could form part of a new Arab diplomatic approach that rejects isolationism and conspiracy, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

21 July, 2017

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Is Sisi pushing Egypt off a cliff?

21 June, 2017

Comment: Egyptians' anger is growing and if another wave of protest engulfs the country it will be more radical and destructive, and will challenge all state institutions, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

06 June, 2017

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian regimes in the region, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

05 June, 2017

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian regimes in the region, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Facing domestic turmoil, Trump seeks TLC from Gulf allies

19 May, 2017

Comment: In need of some positive media attention, warm diplomacy with allies, tough rhetoric on adversaries, and some lucrative economic and arms deals are on the agenda, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Compare and contrast: Hamas's old and new charters

07 May, 2017

Hamas presents its new charter, which is "more political, pragmatic, and international", writes Alaa Bayoumi

Five facts about Egypt's lack of security

20 April, 2017

Comment: Cairo is focused on crushing political dissent and lacks a strategy to deal with the real violence facing Egyptians, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

America's new pharaoh

10 April, 2017

Comment: The Trump-Sisi White House summit could have helped put Egypt on the path to political and economic reform. Instead, Cairo's anti-democratic police state was bolstered, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

03 April, 2017

Comment Arab leaders are split over whether terrorism or democracy is the legacy of the Arab Spring, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Europe's unfortunate return to pragmatism over Egypt

28 March, 2017

Comment: Merkel's visit was just the latest to endorse the police state built by Sisi in exchange for help on curbing migration to Europe, writes Alaa Bayoumi

Alaa Bayoumi
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