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Alain Gresh


Alain Gresh is the Director of Orient XXI, a journalist and expert in Middle East affairs. He is the author of 'L’Islam, la République et le monde', Fayard, 2014 among many other works.

Interview: Justice for Jamal will take time. For now, we must block every effort made to restore the legitimacy of the Saudi state, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

30 September, 2019

Interview: Mohammad bin Salman should be the object of an international criminal investigation, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

19 June, 2019

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

19 September, 2018

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain Gresh.

08 June, 2018

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it brings? asks Alain Gresh.

27 February, 2018

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around his succession remain unanswered, writes Alain Gresh.

02 January, 2017

The long read: The strategic alliance that recently appeared to bind Egypt and Saudi Arabia, seems to have been replaced by distrust on both sides. What's changed? asks Alain Gresh.

14 December, 2016

Comment: The EU's position towards Egypt sees a return to policies of the past, with support for dictators growing in the name of commercial interests, writes Alain Gresh

12 July, 2016

Comment: If Paris wants to facilitate the "peace process", it must recognise that the Israeli government is the stumbling block, and act accordingly, writes Alain Gresh

17 June, 2016

Comment: In part two of this two-part series, Alain Gresh argues the emerging regional order poses serious domestic and regional challenges to Egypt, which it is struggling to address.

28 June, 2015