Ed Husain

The Arab Street

Husain examines politics, society, and radicalism in the greater Middle East.

Thanks for Reading

by Ed Husain Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Mosques in Old Cairo are backlit by the sunset during the holy month of Ramadan (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters). Mosques in Old Cairo are backlit by the sunset during the holy month of Ramadan (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

Dear Readers,

Thank you for supporting The Arab Street over the last few months.

Due to other writing commitments, I will no longer be blogging. I hope you will continue to follow my work through Twitter or my bio page on CFR.org. Read more »

The Week Ahead: Attack in Egypt’s Sinai, Bilateral Talks on Syria, Transition in Libya

by Ed Husain Monday, August 6, 2012
Egyptian soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Rafah city on the Egyptian border (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters). Egyptian soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Rafah city on the Egyptian border (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters).

Egypt. Following yesterday’s attack on Egyptian border guards that left at least sixteen dead, President Mohammed Morsi has held an emergency meeting with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and will travel to Sinai today. Meanwhile, SCAF has vowed to step up efforts to secure the area and root out militants. Read more »