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Firas Al-Atraqchi

Assoc. Professor of Practice in Journalism at American University in Cairo

Firas Al-Atraqchi is a Canadian journalist of Arab descent who has covered the Middle East since 1992.

In April 2010, he left Al Jazeera's English-language website, where he had worked as a senior editor since 2004.

In September 2010, he joined the American University of Cairo as an associate professor of practice at the Journalism and Mass Communication department.

A guitar-wielding history buff, he is also into heavy metal music and sci-fi.
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How Egypt Won the Battles But Lost the War

When talk show host David Letterman asked news anchor Scott Pelley on June 27, 2012 what happened to the "Arab Spring," the latter replied: "It's almost as if the revolution never happened." This was what Omar Kamel, an advocate for social justice and civilian rule, feared the most.
01/12/2014 10:49 EST

Reversal of Fortune in Egypt: How the Muslim Brotherhood Fumbled

There has been a lot of debate about the nature of Egypt's changing political landscape in the past few days -- did a coup remove President Mohamed Morsi or was the military acting on behalf of a massive popular uprising? But one thing almost everyone agrees on is how quickly the 85-year-old Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi lost favour with the people.
07/06/2013 11:52 EDT