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In early 2014, Egyptian officials publicly admitted that Egypt, once an exporter, was teetering on the edge of consuming more natural gas than it produces. By that time, ordinary Egyptians were all-too-aware that there was a problem. Gas...

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A gasping young man forces open the wooden gate of a small, walled village in remote Upper Egypt. He enters the dark alleys of Aaliah, which has managed to escape civilization.

A young woman leads him to a clammy basement where a...

During his recent visit to Cairo in November 2014, Alain Gresh, former editor- in-chief of Le Monde Diplomatique, met with a couple of Egyptian acquaintances — a journalist and a student — in a downtown Cairo café.

During their chat...

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