James Taylor
James Taylor

James is a policy consultant and freelance journalist currently residing in the Washington, DC area. He covers a range of issues pertaining to the Middle East, most notably the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.

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June 24, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results: Mohamed Morsi Wins Presidency, But SCAF Determines His Fate

The Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi may have been elected president, but those interested in the future of Egypt's revolution must keep watching the SCAF.

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June 24, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Results 2012: Who is Mohammed Morsi? Everything You Need to Know

Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, and Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, will face each other in a June runoff election. Here's what you need to know.
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June 19, 2012

Egypt Presidential Elections 2012 Results: Court Ruling to Dissolve Parliament An Affront to Democracy in Egypt

Recent rulings by the Egyptian Supreme Court represent a consolidation of power by the SCAF and raise significant concerns for this weekend's vote and the future of democracy in Egypt.
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June 14, 2012

Egypt Presidential Elections 2012: Mubarak Death Would Unleash Chaos

As unrest grows in Egypt, Mubarak's declining health adds yet another element of instability to the elections and the mood of the country, frustrating many who feel denied transitional justice.
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May 30, 2012

Egypt Presidential Election Runoff: Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood Aren't the Bad Guys

The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate won the first round of Egypt's presidential elections, but there is no cause for concern yet, and the West must wait to draw conclusions about Egypt's future.
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April 5, 2012

Rocket Attack From Sinai Raise Tensions Between Israel and Egypt

In the wake of a rocket attack from the Sinai, Israel must strengthen its resolve to fight terror while simultaneously strengthening its relationship with Egypt.

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April 4, 2012

Egypt's Final Four: A Look at the Top Egyptian Candidates for President

A look at the top four candidates in Egypt's upcoming presidential election.
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March 26, 2012

Egyptian Democracy in Focus: Why Understanding Egypt Elections is So Critical

A new blog seeks to track Egypt's critical elections. To understand the future of Egypt, we must understand the Egyptian people’s choices in governance.
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March 24, 2012

Egyptian Presidential Elections Will Determine the Countries Direction

To understand the future of Egypt, we must understand the Egyptian people’s choices in governance. A new and critical blog, Egypt Elects, seeks to do just that.
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Jan. 31, 2012

Tahrir 2.0: A Look At Social Media in the Aftermath of the Egyptian #Jan25 Revolution

Social media's heavy usage in the recent parliamentary elections suggests that its impact on Egyptian politics and society will continue to grow in the years to come.
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Jan. 5, 2012

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Stir Up War With Israel

A referendum by the Muslim Brotherhood on the Egypt-Israel peace treaty might be the best way to realize the necessity of peace between the two nations.

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Dec. 19, 2011

Deaths of Anwar al-Awlaki and Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Mark Biggest Gulf Events in 2011

2011 was a momentous year for the Middle East, and the Gulf was no exception. Five events in four countries stick out.
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Dec. 13, 2011

A Deeper Look At Egypt's "Islamist Takeover"

As Islamist groups come to power in Egypt, it is critical to understand their divergent perspectives.
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Nov. 26, 2011

Washington: Remember 1776 and Stand With the Egyptian People

It is imperative that the U.S. demonstrates its support for the people of Egypt as they shape their future.
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Oct. 22, 2011

How the Gilad Shalit Deal Has Been 14 Years in the Making

The recent Shalit deal reflects a hidden political pragmatism shared by the leaders of Israel and Hamas.
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Oct. 4, 2011

The Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

While Israelis struggle with how to appropriately remember the Holocaust, Palestinians struggle with how to appropriately forget it.

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July 27, 2011

U.S. Debt Debacle Parallels Israeli-Arab Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process can serve as a roadmap for the debt ceiling talks in Washington.
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July 9, 2011

The Injustice of Lebanon's UN Tribunal

The recent indictment in the investigation of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination may prove ineffective in bringing his killers to justice.
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June 7, 2011

Nasrallah's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah supported the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions, demanding justice. Yet, in his most recent speeches, Nasrallah turned against those same people and supported authoritarian
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May 25, 2011

Forget '67, Israel's Worry Should Be on the Present

Reporting from AIPAC, James Taylor argues that Israel needs to figure out its long-term priorities: Is it a Jewish state or democratic state which includes Palestinians.