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Defying Injustice: Lessons from Defeating Apartheid to the Arab Spring

April 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM
This interactive dialogue, led by Gay McDougall, brings together scholars, researchers and activists from diverse social movements to consider how the fight against apartheid can inform current social movements. Join TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna and other panelists for this exciting event.

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Humanitarianism Unbounded

Syrian refugee center on the Turkish border. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

It is difficult to watch the West make believe it is doing much about the humanitarian situation inside Syria or about the political situation, indeed about anything inside Syria. But we comfort ourselves in the belief that we are a virtuous people helping millions as we continue to lack a serious resolution of the unending violence.

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Tags: syrian refugees, syrian crisis, syrian civil war, syria, humanitarianism, foreign aid, bosnia

Popular Wave Could Lift Egypt Army Chief To Office

“The military's reputation is bound up with an el-Sissi presidency,” TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna told the Associated Press on Wednesday. General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the once-unknown head of Egypt’s powerful military, seems increasingly likely to win the Egyptian presidency. Read the full article.

Tags: michael wahid hanna, hosni mubarak, foreign policy, egypt, arab spring, abdel fattah al-sisi

Obama State Of The Union Omits Egypt, The Country’s Second Snub In Past Week

"Egypt has dropped significantly on an American list of priorities in the region," Michael Wahid Hanna told the Huffington Post. "It [Egypt] just doesn't rate," Hanna continued. Hanna's remarks follow on the heels of President Obama's failure to mention the country in his most recent State of the Union address. Read the full piece

Tags: state of the union, president obama, michael wahid hanna, foreign policy, egypt, arab world

Will America End Syria’s Humanitarian Nightmare

“The United States and like-minded countries will soon have to make up their minds on how to keep millions of Syrians going,” writes TCF senior fellow Morton Abramowitz at The National Interest. There are currently nearly three million refugees of Syria’s civil war, and with no end in sight, the U.S. must decide how to cope with the ongoing issue.

Tags: syrian refugees, syrian crisis, syrian civil war, syria, russia, iran, humanitarian crisis, humanitarian aid

Syrian Rebels Say Cease-Fire Deals Prove Deceptive

TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna tells the New York Times that if Syrian cease-fires are to become the start of a peace process, “they must offer rebel-held areas meaningful local autonomy and be enforced by Russia with the same muscle it applied to the chemical deal.” Read the full piece at the Times.

Tags: syrian rebels, syrian crisis, syrian civil war, syria civil war, syria, new york times, michael wahid hanna, foreign policy, cease-fire

 

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