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Egypt: Waiting for What’s Next

Tweet What has changed so far in Egypt? LSE Alum, writer and blogger Marina Chamma considers. By Marina Chamma We all know that barely two years after a revolution is rather early to assess its success, but for some Egyptians, the prospects of the post-revolution era are not looking particularly bright already. In a recent talk in Beirut by Mohammad al-Agaty, head […]

October 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

Gezirit Al-Waraq: Cairo’s Forgotten Island

Tweet Just kilometres from central Cairo is Gezirit Al-Waraq, an island of extreme poverty. After an initial tour while working for the World Health Organisation, journalist and activist Sarah El-Rashidi continued to visit the island where she met residents whom, she says, “are crying out for help from Egypt’s new leaders after decades of neglect.” El-Rashidi and fellow journalist and activist Sara Abou Bakr have recently […]

What is to become of the state?

Tweet In the past decade, many ex-colonies in the Middle East and Africa, like Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia, have been left teetering on the brink of failure. These countries, argues the National Unversity of Singapore’s Dr Ali Kadri, are examples of a new breed of state which is neither an institution of all institutions nor an institution of itself and […]

October 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

Syria Conference: The Videos

With generous sponsorship from the RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, the LSE MEC held Inside Syria: 18 Months On, a one-day conference on Syria on 20 September. Videos of the conference panels and keynote address are available below.

Panel 1 Inside the Regime: The Makeup of the Syrian […]

The State of the Economy: How Long can Syria Survive? — From the Syria Conference

Tweet With generous sponsorship from the RCUK’s Global Uncertainties Programme and the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, the LSE MEC held Inside Syria: 18 Months On, a one-day conference on Syria last week. Throughout the next week or so, we’ll be sharing transcripts and videos of the conference proceedings here. Jihad Yazigi, editor-in-chief of […]

September 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

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