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January 24, 2016
I have never been to Times Square for New Year’s Eve, but that same electricity and euphoria is what Cairo felt like five years ago after the January 25, 2011, uprising. The demand for change that motivated my Egyptian friends and colleagues to demonstrate with enormous courage gave way to the... Read More
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Sam LaHood

Deputy Director, Asia Division
March 13, 2015
As we reflect on the importance of International Women’s Day in 2015, it is important to consider the role that women play in the process of democratic nation-building across the world.  In the Middle East and North Africa, women activists in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Saudi Arabia (to name a few... Read More