Max Strasser

Max graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a bachelor's in history and politics. He has written for The Nation, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and other online and print publications. He has interned at The New Yorker and at Time Magazine’s Jerusalem bureau, and has worked as a research assistant for several best-selling American journalists.

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The US government announced last Friday that it would give the Egyptian military US$1.3 billion in aid for the 2012 fiscal year, just as it has every year for past 33. The news follows a contestation of this habit by Congress, which could have led...
Since the first Day of Revolt on 25 January, developments in Egypt have moved at a dizzying pace. There have been three cabinets, four major clashes, dozens of protests, scores of new political parties, countless propositions for the transition...
What does the peaceful and wealthy country of Sweden have in common with downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the staging ground of Egypt’s revolution? Swedish meatballs, smoked salmon and lingonberry jam, of course. For months we eagerly...
When Anwar Sadat abandoned Egypt’s alliance with the Soviet Union in the mid-1970s, he forged an alliance with the United States government and military that would shape his country’s foreign policy for decades. Since then, officials in...
Egypt has a budget deficit of nearly 10 percent of GDP and the finance minister recently said that the country is on the brink of a liquidity crisis. Meanwhile, economic growth has slowed since the uprising, decreasing government revenues, while...
The Occupy Wall Street protesters are now in their second month of camping out in New York City’s financial district to make a statement against corporate greed and economic inequality. They have inspired offshoots across the US and around the...
Egyptian activists are lending their support to a planned protest in Washington, DC, which US activists hope will become an open-ended sit in modeled on the Tahrir Square protests that helped bring down former President Hosni Mubarak. The...
As Egypt prepares for its first free and fair parliamentary elections in recent memory this September, the US government and affiliated organizations are keen to play a part in the transition to democracy and spending millions of dollars in the...
In May, Al-Masry Al-Youm met with Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch Washington director, who visited Egypt last month briefly after spending some days in Libya. Drawing on his foreign affairs expertise and his organization’s...
Before Mohamed ElBaradei returned to Egypt in February 2010 and dramatically shook up the political scene with his calls for governmental change - some even say helping lay the groundwork for the 25 January revolution - he spent nearly 20 years...