Book Excerpt | The Burning Shores

In September 2015, I traveled back to Benghazi. I wanted to see what had happened to the city since the launch of Operation Dignity and why the fighting had been so protracted. I came in through a northern suburb called Kuwayfia, the only route open. Filled with date palms and …

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Islam and Saudi Foreign Policy

The following is an excerpt from Andrew Hammond's chapter "Producing Salafism: From Invented Tradition to State Agitprop" in the volume Salman's Legacy, edited by Madawi Al-Rasheed and published by Hurst (2018).  Saudi foreign policy did not begin to play with Islamic themes until the 1960s. Wary of any scheme of meaningful …

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Can Sleepy Set-Top Boxes Ever Be Sexy?

Malcolm Miller, CEO of innovative set-top box-maker Pace Micro Technology, speaking to a group of industry investors in June, summed up the problem facing his market sector, "There are people out there who are buying smart new silver [cellular] phones at "350 each with [little extra benefits] over a 10 …

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REPORT | Mass Media and Conflict Issues in the World

Today’s world faces many conflicts and is impacted by an increasing number of natural disasters. In this climate of turbulence and uncertainty, the role of media in conflict management and peace building is extremely important. With this backdrop, the faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University organized its 23rd annual …

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