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February 2nd, 2012

EgyptRiots1030411 300x199 MEDIA ALERT: Aftermath of Egypt soccer riots

PORT SAID, EGYPT – Riots left more than 70 people dead after a soccer match between local teams Al-Ahly and Al-Masry. The police and Egyptian military are being blamed for not preventing the violence.

Analysts available for comment:

Abdallah Schleifer, Ph.D. is a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than thirty years. He is Professor Emeritus at the American University in Cairo.


Location: Cairo, Egypt

Language: English

Joel Beinin, Ph.D., is a professor of Middle East History at Stanford Unviersity. He was formerly the director of Middle East Studies and professor of history at the American University in Cairo. His principal areas of research have been the histories of modern Egypt, Israel and Palestine, radical movements and minorities in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and US policy in the Middle East.


Location: Stanford, U.S.A.

Languages: Arabic, English

Abdeslam Maghraoui is Associate Professor of Political Science at Duke University and a core faculty member at the Duke Islamic Studies Center. He focuses his research on religion, political reform and political violence in the Middle East and North Africa.


Location: Durham, U.S.A.

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Metsa Rahimi is a security intelligence analyst at Janusian Security Risk Management. Her work includes responding to security events in the Middle East and North Africa as they happen.


Location: London, U.K.

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Francois Burgat, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, and is posted at IREMAM (Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman) in Aix-en-Provence. He is a renowned political scientist and Arabist.


Location: Provence, France

Languages: Arabic, English, French

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