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CAIRO REVIEW
THE ARTIST OF FRENCH COOKING
Alain Passard is considered the best French chef in the world. He muses on his kitchen adventures, the splendor of vegetables, and the impact of globalization on cuisine à la française. READ MORE
ARAB PEACEMAKER
Lakhdar Brahimi is the Middle East’s elder statesman. He speaks about the impact of colonialism, the rise of political Islam, and his life as a United Nations diplomat. READ MORE
HUFFINGTON’S WORLD
Arianna Huffington revolutionized journalism with the Huffington Post. She speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about the future of digital media, taking HuffPost global, and the Charlie Hebdo killings. READ MORE
FOREIGN POLICY MESS
Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, is a harsh critic of the Bush administration he served from 2001 to 2005. The retired U.S. army colonel discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the end of the American Empire. READ MORE
AGE OF DARKNESS
Ali Ahmad Said Esber, known by his pen name Adonis, is widely acclaimed as the greatest living Arab poet. From exile in France, he speaks with Scott MacLeod and Jonathan Randal about the destruction of his native Syria and the decline of the Arab world. READ MORE
EXCLUSIVE Q&A: KERRY'S MIDEAST POLICIES
Ambassador Thomas Shannon is described by colleagues as a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s inner circle. He calls himself a “utility infielder” on Kerry’s team, and last week he was in Cairo talking with Egyptian officials about economic issues. He is currently counselor of the State Department. Cairo Review Managing Editor Scott MacLeod interviewed Shannon in Cairo on April 3, 2014. READ MORE
BRAZIL ON THE WORLD’S STAGE
Antonio Patriota, the Brazilian ambassador to the United Nations, speaks on the Middle East crises, American spying, domestic protests, and the 2014 World Cup. READ MORE
CAIRO: MEGACITY WITHOUT A MAYOR
Mohamed Elshahed founded Cairobserver, Egypt’s first architecture and urbanism website. He speaks with Senior Editor Jonathan Guyer about the city's grit: which historic areas are at risk, what residents say about their own neighborhoods, and how the government reacts to endemic problems. READ MORE
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DANGEROUS MAN
Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971 in hopes of ending U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about America’s latest whistleblowers, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden—and explains how unchecked power threatens the human race. READ MORE
BEST OF CAIROBSERVER
Cairobserver is a webzine that leads a conversation about the Egyptian capital. It tells the stories of Cairo’s buildings and builders, residents and municipalities. As part of our Fall 2013 Special Report on the Future of the City, the Cairo Review curates some of the perceptive posts from CairObserver. READ MORE
TEXTS: THE UNITED STATES AND IRAN
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TIMELINE: IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
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TIMELINE: PALESTINE REFUGEES
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AMERICA'S NEW FACE
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is a leading voice for the humane treatment of undocumented migrants in the debate over U.S. immigration reform. He speaks with Cairo Review Managing Editor Scott MacLeod on being the grandson of a Mexican immigrant, why illegal aliens should be offered a path to citizenship, and how the rising clout of Hispanic voters forced Republicans to "change their tune" on the issue. READ MORE
TEXTS: ADDRESSES ON CHINA AND THE WORLD
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TIMELINE: CHINA SINCE 1898
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THE EGYPTIAN ELECTION IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS: WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
The best coverage of Egypt’s presidential election in 140 characters or less READ MORE
EGYPT’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: WHAT TO READ
Our "must-read" list of Egyptian presidential election coverage. READ MORE
AN ONLINE SYMPOSIUM ON TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
Reflecting on Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s exclusive interview with The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, five leading analysts discuss whether Ankara’s regional approach is meeting the challenges of a Middle East in transformation. READ MORE
THE CAIRO REVIEW INTERVIEW: TO MARS AND BEYOND
Charles Elachi, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leads an institution long in the forefront of man’s exploration of the universe. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about his upcoming search for life on Mars, the future of the U.S. space program, the need for investment in Middle East education, and what happens when a space explorer and an actor from Star Trek have dinner together. READ MORE
"I DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL"
Nabil Elaraby, former Egyptian foreign minister and former judge of the International Court of Justice, became secretary general of the Arab League amid the Arab Spring upheavals in 2011. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about the political transition in Egypt, the bloodshed in Syria and the prospects for democracy in the Middle East. READ MORE
TIMELINE: EGYPT’S POLITICAL TRANSITION
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TEXTS: ADDRESSES BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE MIDDLE EAST (2009-2012)
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STRATEGIC PATIENCE
Ambassador Ryan Crocker spent a four-decade diplomatic career in the Islamic World, serving as U.S. envoy in Kabul, Baghdad, Islamabad, Damascus, Kuwait City, and Beirut and receiving honors such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He speaks with Managing Editor Scott MacLeod about America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, handling the crises over Syria and Iran, and Washington’s foreign policy failings. READ MORE
Arabs Watch as Lebanon Navigates a Crucial Moment
No Exit: The Politics of Garbage in Lebanon
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