Sharif Abdel Kouddous
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    Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a fellow at The Nation Institute and an independent journalist based in Cairo. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for Democracy Now! and he remains a frequent contributor to the program. Originally from Cairo, he returned to Egypt in 2011 to cover the Egyptian revolution. Since then he has reported from Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Gaza, Bahrain, and Algeria. His work has been published in The NationWashington PostLos Angeles TimesForeign Policy, Toronto Star, GlobalPost, theProgressive, and Mada Masr, and he has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, France24 and more.

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Featured Work
  • Standing Rock and the Battle Beyond
  • An insight into the battle for Native American land rights as protests continue against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

  • CIA Director Visits Egypt Amid Crackdown
  • CIA director John Brennan wrapped up a two-day visit to Cairo where he held meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and security officials to discuss regional developments and terrorism.

  • Saudis Above, Houthis Next Door, and Death All Around
  • The Amari family was asleep in their home in Beit Meyad, a district near the heart of Sanaa. Then the bombs came. At least four missiles struck their street in quick succession at around 2 a.m.

  • Who Killed Islam Salah al-Din Atitu?
  • The Cairo university student left home to take a final exam. The next day, he turned up in a city morgue, with marks of torture on his body, and police peddling a suspicious story about how he got there.

  • Death and Devastation in Sanaa
  • The brutal Saudi bombing of Yemen has killed thousands and left the capital paralyzed by fuel and water shortages.

  • Libya’s Humanitarian Catastrophe
  • With growing food, fuel and power shortages, civilians struggle to survive in a country torn apart by warring militias.

  • Libya's Descent Into Chaos
  • As ignorant armies clash by night, civilians bear the brunt of a collapsing economy.

  • The Eye of the Storm
  • During a lull in the fighting, Gaza's residents returned to assess the damage and came away without hope.

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