“Is your country on the verge of a civil war?” asked a meticulously dressed diplomat. I was confused for a second, thinking this person may have thought that I was from Kenya
On March 15, 2011, the people of Der’aa stepped out to demonstrate against the Syrian government. This was the first evidence that the contagion of the Arab Spring
For decades, the Egyptian military has operated an economy within an economy in Egypt. With the tacit support of the United States, the armed forces own and operate a sprawling network of for-profit businesses. The military runs factories that manufacture televisions, bottled water and other consumer goods.
Everyone wants to know what’s up with Pakistan? What they really mean is what’s wrong with this country that once had a shared destiny of the land of my father? So, let me start at the beginning.
Pakistan as a sovereign state is a geographic reality dictated by its boundary, but its internal and external strategic policy indicates that it is no less than a state in serious crisis. Furthermore, the identity that Pakistan as a country enshrines since its conception has become contorted as much as it remains an unfinished and… Read more »
The recent events in Egypt have unsettled the media pundits and Western academic advisers alike. After all, how can the recipient of the largest amount of US Foreign Aid in the Arab world and a close US ally be in such dire trouble politically from within?