The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

The Cairo Review of Global Affairs is the quarterly journal of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at American University in Cairo (AUC). It is a focal point for policymakers, officials, academics, experts, journalists, students, and others in the Middle East region who follow global affairs. It is also a platform that gives perspectives from the region a voice in international policy conversations and debates.

The Cairo Review strives to be the premier global affairs and public policy journal in the Middle East. In print and online, it seeks to take its place among leading international journals distinguished by its Middle East accent. To that end, the Cairo Review aims to be a media organization from the region that maintains the highest professional standards and recruits top-notch writers to contribute to its vision.

  • Managing Editors: Firas Al-Atraqchi, Karim Haggag
  • Senior Editor: Nadeen Shaker
  • Deputy Senior Editor: Omar Auf
  • Associate Editor: Abigail Flynn
  • Contributing Editors: Sydney Wise, Leslie Cohen, Sean David Hobbs, Ariana Bennett


Submissions from 2022

The End of the Road, Khaled Elgindy

A Decade of Enlightenment, Nabil Fahmy


AlMostaqbal: Envisioning a Better Arab Future, Mohamed Gameel, Muhammad Alaraby, and Firas Al-Atraqchi

Managing Crises, the Least-Bad Option, Joost Hiltermann

Framing the Partition Plan for Palestine, Lorenzo Kamel

Competing Economic Visions in the Gulf, Robert Mogielnicki

The Changing Middle East Regional Order, Paul Salem

Is it Time to Bury the Two-States Solution?, Hesham Youssef

Submissions from 2021

Shaping Africa's New Normal, Amina Abdel-Halim

The Rise of the United Arab Emirates, Abdulkhaleq Abdulla

The UAE Art Scene: Challenges and Opportunities, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

The Arab World Between Regime Change and Political Reform, Mustapha Kamel Al-Sayyid

The End of Corporate Janissaries in the Gulf, Omar Al-Ubaydli

Theater for All, Dina Amin

A Visualization of Egypt's Economic Performance During Covid-19, Omar Auf

"Reconciliation" in the Communique of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Ibrahim Awad

Millions of People Contiune to be Forcibly Displaced in Africa, Maysa Ayoub

Climate Change and the Global South: The Case of Africa, Agnes Babugura

Solving the Nuclear Stalemate between Iran and United States, Gawdat Bahgat

The Slow Violence of Climate Change, Garrett Barnwell and Savo Heleta

More than a Monolith, Ariana Bennett

The Climate Crisis Needs a Global Green New Deal, Ariana Bennett

Transforming Domestic Extremism in the United States, Chris Bosley

Locked-in Emissions: The Climate Change Arms Trade, Wendela de Vries

The Future of Work: Between Technology and Inequality, Dania El Akkawi

Theater Spotlights Social Trauma and Sexual Harrasment, Ibrahim Elzayat and Omar Auf

Message to America, Nabil Fahmy

Summers of Strife: From Libya to Ethiopia, Nabil Fahmy

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Springboard for a New Middle East Security Architecture, Nabil Fahmy

The Renaissance Dam after the Security Council, Nabil Fahmy

The U.N. Climate Summit and Its Aftermath, Nabil Fahmy

African Podcasting: Challenges and Chances, Kim Fox and Josephine Karianjahi

Women and Children First, Elena Habersky

In the Zone: The Long and Winding Road to Middle East Disarmament, Karim Haggag

Yemen's Peace Process: A Path to Conflict?, Abdullah Hamidaddin

Why the Phrase "Arab Spring" Should be Retired, Sean David Hobbs

Breaking the Historic Taboo, Allison Hodgkins

Maintaining the U.S.-Saudi Relationship, Hussien Ibish

Covid-19's Not Through With Us Yet, Dahr Jamail

For A Worse Tomorrow, Dahr Jamail

The Long Road to Economic Transformation in the Gulf, Nader Kabbani

Africa and the United States: Reengaging with Africa's Prosperity in Mind, Carl Manlan

In Malawi, the Battle to Save Mangoes, Charles Mkoka

Africa is Climbing the Prosperity Ladder But Some Rungs are Broken, Musaazi Namiti

Iran and the GCC: Prospects for a Grand Reconciliation, Sharmine Narwani

State, Media, and Political Messaging in Contemporary Turkey, Ozge Ozduzen

A Pandemic of Vaccine and Technology Hoarding: Unmasking Global Inequality and Hypocrisy, Lauren Paremoer

The Long Road to African Tourism Recovery, Helmo Preuss

What to Expect from Biden in the Middle East, William B. Quandt

Who Feels Climate Anxiety?, Sarah Jaquette Ray