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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
The UN Security Council encouraged Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, at its meeting, to resume the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) through African Union-led mediation, with a view to finalizing the text of a mutually binding and acceptable agreement on operating the dam as...
Dr. Rev. Andrea Zakī, President of the Evangelical Community and Head of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), praised ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sisī’s declaration of making 2022 the year of Civil Society and launching a national strategy to promote human rights in Egypt.
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
Fr. Mūsā Ibrāhīm, official spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced that Pope Tawādrūs II decided to form a commission to follow up on the legal consequences around the issue of Wādī al Rayyān. 
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, said that it is unfortunate to see the Holy City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), which is called “The City of Peace”, to be a scene of bloody conflicts for decades, pointing out that bringing peace to Jerusalem is an irreplaceable...
The interview with Dr Amr Assad Khalil [ʿAmrū Asʿad Khalīl] is a journey to Moscow of the 80’s through the eyes of an Egyptian, a monologue of memory, a life story and warm conversation of two with the hum of a hard-working ventilator in the back.  Dr. Asʿad speaks about his anti-Israeli activities...
On Sunday, Kabul once again fell under the control of the Taliban [Ṭālibān], as the movement began a new era of hard-line rule in the city, twenty years after their removal from power.    Today, regional and national voices warn of the consequences of Taliban's takeover of the government. Questions...

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