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Abdallah Schleifer
Abdallah Schleifer

Abdallah Schleifer is a veteran American journalist covering the Middle East and distinguished visiting professor of political mass media at Future University in Egypt. He is also professor emeritus at the American University in Cairo where he founded as served as first director of the Kamal Adham Center for TV and Digital Journalism. He is chief editor of the annual publication The Muslim 500; a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (USA) and at the Royal Aal al Bayt Academy for Islamic Thought (Jordan.) Schleifer has served as Al Arabiya Washington D.C. bureau chief; NBC News Cairo bureau chief; Middle East correspondent for Jeune Afrique; as special correspondent (stringer) , New York Times and managing editor of the Jerusalem Star/Palestine News in then Jordanian Arab Jerusalem.

Only Bernie Sanders can stop Donald Trump

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How Egypt is likely to mark January 25 this year

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Egypt’s new parliament and the clash of mythologies

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Libyan deal on course, but who is on board?

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Boredom at the ballot box in Egypt

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President Hollande, respond to an ‘act of war’ by going to war

I would suggest to the president that the correct response to an act of war is to go to war....

Sanders and Corbyn: Birds of a feather?

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