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The fact that the largest share of government spending is directed towards debt servicing leaves little space to increase spending on education, health, social justice and future developmental investments

The transitional government in Sudan is moving painfully slow in curtailing Muslim Brotherhood influence — a seeming reluctance that may return to haunt the country, writes Mohamed Abul-Fadl

With mounting cracks within the country’s ruling elite, uncertainty is overwhelming the 112 million people of Ethiopia

As much as two recent agreements signed between Turkey and Tripoli’s government resurrect the latter’s tainted legitimacy, they represent a regional challenge that can’t go unaddressed

The Middle East peace process has long been dead. Trump’s decision on Israeli settlements impacts not so much that process as the very foundations of international order

Turkey’s escalated meddling in Libya is something Egypt cannot tolerate. It must be halted promptly and with full vigour, writes Hussein Haridy


An ignoble racist, Richard Wagner was nonetheless a musical genius whose influence continues to expand until today
Given the frightening possibilities, we should all be more mindful of the dangers of the military use of drones, writes Azza Radwan Sedky
The veer to the far left among left-leaning parties — particularly in the US and UK — will produce a swing in popular votes to the right, bolstering, in the same moment, the far right, writes Abdel-Moneim Said
The current protests in Iran may be a sign that the regime is now getting a taste of its own medicine after years of spreading instability and terror in the region
Fourth-Generation Warfare, or 4GW, has proved itself to be almost as effective as conventional weapons of mass destruction in recent years
The present low inflation rates show that Egypt is reaping the benefits of the government’s economic reforms, writes Azza Radwan Sedky
The leadership of the United Arab Emirates since the country’s foundation in 1971 has been an example to other governments in the region, writes Hany Ghoraba
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