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  Background: Eritrea was in a state of war when Kees traveled to it in 1999. The Eritrean–Ethiopian War took place from May 1998 to June 2000. The war resulted in an Ethiopian military victory.  Side A:  Cornelis “Kees” Hulsman  and Martin are discussing the demographics of Eritrea.  According to...
Background: The Battle of Tsorona was part of the ongoing Eritrean–Ethiopian border conflict. This conflict started on the 6th of May, 1998 and has continued to the present in the form of periodic clashes between the Eritrean and Ethiopian armies. The last battle fought in Tsorona was in 2016. It...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
The Near East school of Theology is an interdenominational protestant Seminary. The majority of the students in Near East School of Theology come from four Protestant denominations: Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian Arab and Armenian Evangelica These denomination can be found all over the Middle...
Editor AWR: It is unbelievable how many misunderstandings exist about safety in Sīwah [Siwa]. This is probably because of the proximity of Sīwah to the Egyptian-Libyan borders; however fears about safety in Sīwah are not justified. It was therefore good to hear the experiences of the Norwegian...
Faiths are tolerant but some of their adherents are intolerant, fight each other and quarrel, searching for reasons for conflict however small or insignificant, while ignoring reasons for concord however many and important they are. They have not understood that nations are not built on hate but...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Research interns at the Center for Arab-West Understanding - Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal, a postgraduate researcher from the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University (India) and Youssef el-Banna [Yūsuf al-Banna], a Social Science and Law student at the University of...
Last April, Egypt celebrated the anniversary of the most prestigious Sunni Mosque in the world. Built during the Fatimid era, Jawhar al- Ṣiqillī (the Sicilian) ordered the construction of the mosque which was then inaugurated in 971 AD.
Contrary to the visitors’ expectations that they will have to show their ID or explain the reason of the visit- due to the fact that many visitors are Muslims- the monastery of the Dominican order is a place where everyone is welcomed with a friendly smile. Food, drinks and mobile phones are not...
With the conquest/advent of Islam in Egypt in 641AD, the new faith, which had already conquered the Arabian Peninsula, made its first steps in Egypt, spread by the companion of the Prophet ʿAmrū Ibn al-ʿĀṣ, who would become Egypt’s first ruler. He intended to spread Islam throughout Egypt, in 642 A...
As a part of his visit to Egypt Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – IMF- was received yesterday by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, at the Religious Complex, home to the three monotheistic religions and some of the oldest...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
From Ruling to Opposition Islamist Movements and Non-Islamist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013 Cornelis Hulsman (ed.) Foreword: Ambassador Mona Omar
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
In 1535, the system of Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire began. Henceforth, foreigners in the Empire were subject to their own prosecution in specific courts. This also applied to Egypt. However, the situation of foreign Christians was much better than the situation of Egyptian Christians

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