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Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy

Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy

Former Egyptian Ambassador and Senior UN official.

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The United Nations After Coronavirus

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity”.

Ties With Arab Countries Are Too Important to Biden to Be Sacrificed

Now that a Biden administration is all but guaranteed to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, it is t

The Interests of Arabs after the US Elections

The US elections are only a few days away.

The Arab World Is at a Crossroads

I hope that finally there is a realization that the security of Arab countries is facing multiple th

Egypt, Turkey and Erdogan's Delusional Plans

In 2013, at the height of the Egyptian-Turkish honeymoon during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood,

Europe and the Libyan Test

In an article last January, I lamented that Europe was unable to take the initiative in resolving an

No Alternative for Resolution 2254 in Syria

There is an increased feeling, including amongst Syrians, that the international community has conce

Why Russia Seeks a Foothold in Libya

For a long time it appeared that Russia and Turkey were on opposite sides in Libya.

Russia’s Biggest Challenge in Syria

The situation in Syria seems to have recently captured some international attention, but not with ne

Coronavirus Crisis and the International System

The international system has been in transition since the abrupt fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The Reasons Behind Putin’s Strength and Erdogan’s Weakness

All sights are set on the Putin-Erdogan meetings on Thursday.

The 'Deal of the Century' and Palestinian Rationality

Much has been said and written about the so-called "Deal of the Century": condescending towards Pale

Syria May Be the Test Case For Russia's Influence

In the past few years, the Russian Federation has successfully managed to position itself as the maj

Seven Challenges Facing the European Role

Given the close proximity of the Middle East to Europe, which in theory, should offer a multitude of

Towards an Arab Initiative to Resolve Syria’s Crisis

Lately we have been picking-up signals about Arab diplomatic engagement on some of the conflicts and

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