On July 4, 1953, Cairo Radio first broadcast a half-hour radio programme called The Voice of the Arabs. It included a short statement by the ostensible leader of Egypt’s recent July Revolution, General Mohammed Naguib, garnished with a great deal of anti-colonialist rhetoric.(1) The new programme was perfectly timed to take …Read More »
Laura James monitors Egypt, Sudan, Kuwait and Oman for the Economist Intelligence Unit, based in London. She completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford, where she was a college Lecturer at St. Edward's Hall teaching. Middle East Politics and International Relations to undergraduates. She has also worked as a consultant for a UN agency in Rome. Her book, Nasser at War: Arab Images of the Enemy, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2006.