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  • Patronage Or Politics? What's Driving Qatar And Egypt Grand Rapprochement

    For the first time since coming to power in 2014, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi traveled to Doha last month on an official visit, a capstone in a steadily building rapprochement between the two countries in the last year. Not long ago, however, the photo-op capturing the two heads of state smiling at one another in Doha would have seemed impossible. In the wake of the Armed Forces’ ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government in 2013, Qatar and Egypt traded barbs.In the lexicon of the...

    Worldcrunch
  • TikTok to require verification of political accounts and ban political fundraising

    Washington CNN Business — TikTok has begun to require “mandatory verification” for political accounts based in the United States and will be prohibiting all political fundraising on its short-video platform, the company said Wednesday. The changes could affect the way many of the company’s millions of US users engage with political content ahead of the …

    Egypt Independent
  • Politics Podcast: Is Social Media Turning Us Into Political Extremists?

    What effect is social media having on our politics and society more broadly? According to critics, we’re living through an unregulated era of social media that will one day look as outdated as tobacco did in its pre-regulation era. In his new book, “The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our […]

    FiveThirtyEight
  • ‘Political Cowardice And Political Stupidity’: Stephen Miller Mauls McConnell Over Funding Battle

    ‘Political Cowardice And Political Stupidity’: Stephen Miller Mauls McConnell Over Funding Battle Harold Hutchison on September 27, 2022 Stephen

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