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Five factors will be crucial to the future shape of the Eastern Mediterranean

As far-right political parties extend their influence in many Western societies, there is a risk that the achievements of liberal democracy could eventually disappear


The polarisation taking place in the United States today will have major impacts on how the country meets the challenge of China and its relations with the rest of the world

Coming changes, post-coronavirus, will extend beyond the role of states to encompass new forms of global strategic confrontations

Egyptian Nobel prize-winning novelist Naguib Mahfouz’s later collections of reflections and dreams could be seen as the culmination of his entire literary output, writes Tarek Osman

Behind the headlines, rich and long dynamics continue to play out in Iran, in its relation to the Arab world, outside powers, and domestic currents



Is the US demanding too much of its Arab allies in carrying out its objectives in the Middle East


Conflicts with far-reaching and long-term consequences are on the horizon in the Eastern Mediterranean

Tarek Osman pinpoints the factors enhancing or preventing more cooperation between members of the Arab and European countries

Can Europe realise its ambitions to become a global superpower like the US and China


The historical US-Iran nuclear deal is a great success for the Islamic regime and its major quandary

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Hafez Assad died this month fifteen years ago. His legacy continues to haunt Syria and the regime he founded

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Collective Egyptian identity has been severely weakened over the last 60 years in favour of religious sectarianism, leaving society less diverse and culturally poorer

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Post-revolution Egypt faces five deadly-serious challenges: declining economic growth; depletion of the middle class; flagging democratic transformation; political polarisation; and unprecedented regional change

Relevant and timely economic programmes and reforms are required to ensure Egypt's future stability, not elections alone

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