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The return of the Mamluks: How the military walks on the footsteps of Egypt’s most famous dynasty

I wrote a small piece on Egypt’s military return to power for the Palestine Chronicle. You can read it here or stay on this post if you want to explore some in-depth details (to do so click on the underlined links) ♦♦♦♦ Cairo. The rumour spread quickly throughout the streets of the city. It is now … Continue reading

The Other Shore: Morocco and its African neighbors

I’ve written a small piece for the Majalla magazine that explores Morocco’s rediscovery of its ties with Africa. Some 400 years ago, the sultan of Morocco, Ahmad Al-Mansour, became increasingly aware of Spanish control and influence over the Mediterranean. He decided to launch a bold expedition southwards to conquer the Songhai Empire in what is … Continue reading