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Hany Ghoraba is an Egyptian writer, political and counter-terrorism analyst at Al Ahram Weekly, author of Egypt's Arab Spring: The Long and Winding Road to Democracy and a regular contributor to the BBC.

ARTICLES BY: Hany Ghoraba

September 13, 2022 10:43 am

A Desperate Turkey Cozies Up to Iran and Russia

With inflation skyrocketing and Turkey's currency plummeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues trying to mend fences with countries he previously alienated. And his moves...

August 19, 2022 1:13 pm

Dozens of Kurdish Civilians Die as Turkish Onslaught Continues

Turkey's indiscriminate strikes on Kurdish villages this summer are adding on to an already disturbing tally of civilian casualties. Turkey claims it is targeting terrorists in...

July 28, 2022 10:47 am

An Egyptian Woman’s Brutal Killing Sparks Renewed Hijab Debate

Egyptians were shocked last month by the brutal stabbing murder of a college student, Naira Ashraf, in front of Mansoura University's gates. The killer was...

May 19, 2022 8:15 am

Turkey’s Temporary, Souring Relations with Hamas

While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been mending diplomatic fences lately, he still makes inflammatory statements against Western countries. Last Friday, he accused Finland...

April 27, 2022 10:29 am

Al Jazeera Anchors Continue Tradition of Praising Terrorist Attacks

When terrorists randomly attacked Israeli civilians in recent weeks, some surprising voices reacted with horror. The string of attacks that killed 14 Israelis drew condemnations from...

April 4, 2022 10:38 am

In Turkey, President Erdogan’s Political Changes Rile Islamists

After years of poor relations, Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited Turkey recently, in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's invitation to "restart relations." But Erdogan,...

February 25, 2022 12:06 pm

ISIS Resurrection Is a Cause for Alarm

The February 3 killing of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi in a US Special Forces raid comes amid concerns that the ruthless terrorist movement once...

February 8, 2022 11:34 am

Emirati Rapprochement with Iran Causes Concern Amid Attacks

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s air-defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile on Monday that was fired at its capital, Abu Dhabi, by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels....

January 27, 2022 11:49 am

Egyptian Islamic Reformers Still Face Prison Sentences

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promises to launch "a new republic" this year, led by a development boom and a new commitment to democracy and...

January 4, 2022 11:38 am

Is Turkey Still a NATO Ally?

President Joe Biden's decision to exclude Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from last month's Summit for Democracy reflects the deteriorating relations between the two countries,...

November 29, 2021 11:00 am

Erdogan Fosters Anti-Western, Anti-Israel, and Jihadist Sentiment in Turkey

The November 1 assault on an American sailor by Turkish nationalists reflects the anti-Western sentiment prevailing in Turkey, fostered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During a...

November 1, 2021 11:38 am

After Corruption Accusations, Divisions Strike the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has bragged for decades about the unity of its members, and its ability to withstand all external pressures. But the latest split...

September 15, 2021 11:36 am

Western Islamists and Afghanistan

The American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban's declaration of victory have inspired Islamists across the world. The Taliban announced its intent to enforce strict...

July 22, 2021 11:33 am

A New Nuclear Deal Would Empower the Iranian Regime

The current, bumpy negotiations aimed at preventing the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons are among the Biden administration's highest priorities. The administration lifted sanctions...


Iran Arrests Europeans Accused of Role in Unrest

Iran, which has blamed "foreign enemies" for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality police custody, said on Friday it had arrested nine European...


Israel Triathlon Team Denied in Jordan for Asian Cup

Six members of Israel's triathlon team, including 21-year-old Itamar Lebanon, were supposed to take part in the Asian Cup competition in Jordan this weekend, but they were banned to enter...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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