The Islamic State Is Still on the Rise

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates should be able to agree on one stark foreign policy reality: The tide hasn’t turned in the war against the Islamic State. In the 18 months that the United States has been working to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the group, it has grown to become a global force that can strike targets in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.



We Cannot Ignore this Genocide

Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice







My Secret Policeman

“Miss Mona, welcome home. The airport told us you’ve just returned from Vienna.”


I knew from the “private caller” ID that appeared on my phone that it was National Security calling to remind me — as if I’d forgotten — that they kept tabs on me. I had indeed just returned to Cairo from months abroad promoting my book, but Vienna had not been on my itinerary. That was a reminder, too, of the incompetence that laces even the sinister in Egypt.







Fatma Naoot An Egyptian Icon

Who stands to gain by destroying this unique personage who soars above her contemporaries as stars do above the earth? She is peerless, a combination of laudable attributes, a mixture of Eastern and Western knowledge and civilization and a thinker whose humanity is beyond the pettiness of sectarianism. 





In Turkey, Islamism and Pluralism Don’t Mix

Islamist politics is majoritarian and inherently at odds with pluralism










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Sixth Annual Conference

Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference

The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.


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