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Alaa Al Aswany on Egyptian Protests

Famed Egyptian author of 2008’s Chicago and 2002’s The Yacoubian Building, both of which perfectly describe the lives of the Egyptian people under the Mubarak regime, joined the masses calling for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the dissolution of his government saying: “They broke the barrier of fear,” he said. “The writers of the […]

Can Mullah Omar Be Negotiated With?

Hamid Karzai first spoke of negotiations with Mullah Omar in November 2008. Now, as the Afghan government is once again renewing its efforts to negotiate with the Taliban the question of Mullah Omar once again reared its head. As there is a large chasm between a strategy of a bottom-up abandonment of the Taliban or […]