Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com I was 12. It was 1956. I lived in New York City and was a youthful history buff. (I should
As we drove there, the revolutionaries discussed their fear of disclosing their identities lest they be arrested. But I had been assured by the prime minister that they would be safe. I trusted him to keep to his word, and my confidence had grown since the snipers had stopped shooting the previous night.
 Geoffrey Aronson, “China to open its first naval base in Africa,” Aljazeera, December 22, 2015.  Nick Turse, "The
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden saw Nasser as another Mussolini, and constantly drew parallels between his regime and
During World War I, the Allies engaged Ottoman forces on three principal fronts: Gallipoli, the Caucasus and the Sinai Peninsula.
The French sculptor wanted her to stand watch over the Suez Canal.
Gamal Abdel Nasser was one of the most influential modern-day leaders in the Middle East. He took a hard-line approach towards Western domination of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.
Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.
Having failed to stop the bad news from leaking out of Egypt, Sisi is now turning to his religious authorities to stop Egyptians from reading the plain truth by using religious edicts. Sisi's use, or abuse, of Islam is becoming a defining feature of his oppressive rule.
Farouk, Sadat and El Sisi wore military uniforms on their respective sails. In another tweet, before the change to civilian