Sisi’s election won’t end discord in Egypt

Political Islam can be countered only with a pluralism that the former military leader will not countenance

My encounter with the Wolf of Wall St

As the journalist in Scorsese’s film, I now see Jordan Belfort is small fry by today’s standards

The costs of secret talks with Syria

As rebels battle each other and the west works out its strategy, Assad exploits the muddle

Middle East: Terms of engagement

US attempts to limit involvement in the region have angered its traditional allies

Western policy has benefited Assad

The dictator can now claim that the rebels offer no alternative

Egypt’s unravelling threatens democracy

The coup threatens to bring down with it the political transition that had begun in the region

Morsi’s removal reveals unbridgeable rift

The country is at risk of turning into war-torn 1990s Algeria, writes Roula Khalaf

Abdication heralds more change in Doha

Emir’s move avoids holding risky elections in Qatar

The west is losing friends in Syria

The opposition will lose its legitimacy without support from abroad

Egypt’s comic twists turning into farce

Bassem Youssef is among comedians, bloggers and journalists being prosecuted

Egypt is a crisis that can be solved

It is in Washington’s interest to save Cairo’s economy

Website gives voice to secular Arabs

Online publication questions role of religion in life

Western governments struggle with Syria

Pressure produces escalation of non-lethal aid to rebels

The alluring but misleading Turkish model

The country and its Arab neighbours are at different stages

Arab world: Underfunded renaissance

Inexperienced Islamist leaders in Egypt and Tunisia are struggling to manage economic grievances

Tunisia enters ‘phase of absurdity’

Central bank head says politics hinders slow path to recovery

Israelis show yearning for middle ground

Yair Lapid’s moderate view key to easing Israel’s hardline image

Middle East: Political upheaval widens gaps in two-speed region

Popular hopes for a return to normality have been frustrated, says Roula Khalaf

Algeria shows we need a new approach to terrorism

Even if all jihadis look the same, it is crucial to understand changing local environments

The Salafi surge

The Arab uprisings have allowed a long-suppressed ultraconservative Sunni sect to gain influence

ABOUT ROULA

Roula Khalaf Roula Khalaf is an associate editor and Middle East editor of the Financial Times. She has worked for the FT since 1995, first as North Africa correspondent, then Middle East correspondent and most recently as Middle East editor. Before joining the FT, she was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York.

Roula oversees FT's coverage of the Middle East region, its various bureaus and the newly launched Middle East edition. She writes regularly on Middle East politics and business.

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