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A conversation with CNN's Becky Anderson and Dr HA Hellyer in Cairo about Egypt's future | http://mf.tt/QCgmP
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Ahdaf Soueif talks to Faisal Al Yafai about the importance of chronicling the Egyptian revolution | https://medium.com/the-writing-process/a52415dd94e4
The author of The Map of Love on the importance of “writers of the imagination”
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"They were bombing Baghdad in the 1920s and then bombing it all over again, and thinking they are doing it for the sake of civilisation." | Pankaj Mishra’s book From the Ruins of Empire has been hailed as a masterful look at the Asian experience of European empires, by a man called “the heir to Edward Said.” In this conversation with Faisal Al Yafai, Mishra discusses the West’s wars in the region, past and present. | http://mf.tt/lzxdu
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Raja Shehadeh talks to Faisal Al Yafai about his yearning for Jaffa
The author of Palestinian Walks on his feelings about the city in which he has lived all his life
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The two parts of the France24 debate last night on Saudi Arabia's shifting strategy. The furious denunciation of Nouri Al Maliki comes at 10mins in in Part 2, and the Orientalism of suggesting there is a Sunni-Shia schism comes at 20.30.

Part 1: http://www.france24.com/en/20140310-the-debate-saudi-arabia-syria-iraq-muslim-brotherhood-part-1/
Part 2: http://www.france24.com/en/20140310-the-debate-saudi-arabia-syria-iraq-muslim-brotherhood-part-2/
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Patrick Seale wrote the book on Syria but misread its latest chapter, writes Faisal Al Yafai | "When critics of Patrick Seale say he whitewashed the Assad regime, I think they mean that he provided too much legitimacy to the government in Damascus simply because it had managed to cling on to power. He appeared to believe that only the regime could negotiate the end of the civil war, ignoring the fact that the regime had caused the civil war in the first place." | http://mf.tt/g7fAr
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"In three years, Israel will have occupied Palestine’s territories for half a century, the longest occupation of modern times. That is half a century during which refugees have been denied a return to their homes; half a century when a viable Palestinian state could not be created; half a century when the history, culture and society of Palestine have been put on pause. The peace process is non-existent and the political process is broken." | Why Israel alone cannot end its own occupation, by Faisal Al Yafai | http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/israel-alone-cannot-end-the-longest-military-occupation-of-modern-times
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“If the country is not changed radically then nobody knows what will happen to Egypt.” | Widely regarded as one of the most important authors writing in English, Ahdaf Soueif is best know for her novel The Map of Love. In this interview with Faisal Al Yafai, she discusses her latest book, Cairo: My City, Our Revolution, a work of memoir and an account of the Egyptian revolution. | http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/video-in-conversation-with-egyptian-author-ahdaf-soueif
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'I feel more and more like a stranger in my own country'. Faisal Al Yafai interviews Raja Shehadeh, the author of Palestinian Walks, which won The Orwell Prize for Literature http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/writers/video-in-conversation-with-palestinian-author-raja-shehadeh
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