Sarah A. Topol

Sarah A. Topol is a journalist based in Cairo. She has reported from Yemen, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and the New Republic, among others.

Foreigners
Aug. 19 2013 3:36 PM“The Terrorism Is Starting”Egypt is tearing itself apart, as both sides view themselves as victims in the fight of their life.
Dispatches
Nov. 3 2011 3:37 PMGuns on ParadeQaddafi’s gone but his weapons aren’t, and they make the new Libya a very dangerous place.
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Feb. 22 2011 5:26 PMBahrain's Protesters Hope There Is Safety in NumbersNow their biggest worry is that the international media will forget them as Libya takes center stage.
Doublex
Feb. 18 2011 3:24 PMWhy Lara Logan's Sexual Assault Is Demoralizing for Egyptian WomenIt comes at a time when many women feel that street harassment is on the wane.
Dispatches
Feb. 10 2011 8:15 PMRage Against the RegimeA report from Cairo as jubilation turns to disappointment and anger.
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Feb. 7 2011 5:19 PMVoicing OppositionNot even Cairo's protesters agree on who speaks for Cairo's protesters.
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Feb. 4 2011 1:05 PMEgypt's Protesters Puzzle Over Obama's ResponseA dispatch from Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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Feb. 2 2011 3:06 PMThousands of Men and No Groping!Egypt's protests were a safe space for women. Until things turned violent.
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Jan. 31 2011 5:09 PMRumors, Shortages, and StressA dispatch from the streets of Cairo.
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Dec. 15 2010 6:02 PMEgypt's Command EconomyA WikiLeaks cable shows how the regime has bought off the military.
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Aug. 5 2010 10:04 AM"Gaza Is Not Darfur!"How the blockade affects Gazans.
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March 13 2009 6:53 AMBacklash to the KingmakerWhat the rise of Avigdor Lieberman means for Russians in Israel.
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Nov. 9 2011 4:26 PMIn Qaddafi CountryMost of Libya is glad to be rid of him, but the slain dictator remains popular in his hometown.
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July 14 2011 11:30 AMEgypt's Fundamentalist Summer Could an ultraconservative religious ideology be the biggest beneficiary of the Egyptian revolution?
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Feb. 22 2011 7:25 AMBullet Holes in the Bumper, Threats in the MailThe hard lives of the Pakistani truck drivers who ferry supplies and fuel to U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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Feb. 11 2011 6:16 PMWhere Egypt Made HistoryA report from Tahrir Square on the day Mubarak resigned.
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Feb. 8 2011 5:31 PMSibling RivalriesAs the protests in Cairo continue, the Muslim Brotherhood faces internal tension and a generational divide.
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Feb. 5 2011 5:50 PMRevolutionary LogisticsWhere do the thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square go to the bathroom?
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Feb. 3 2011 4:07 PMTahrir Square Is a BattlegroundDespite the violence, anti-Mubarak protesters are still convinced they will prevail.
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Feb. 1 2011 2:46 PM"We Are Making Our Future"A dispatch from the massive protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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Jan. 10 2011 5:29 PMIn Pakistan, the Shooter Is the HeroThe depressing public reaction to the assassination of Pakistani politician Salman Taseer.
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Dec. 13 2010 9:03 PMStill Swimming With SharksDeadly maulings at an Egyptian resort lead to a clumsy government response.
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July 27 2010 1:57 PMGaza's Summer Camp WarKids in the Gaza Strip can spend their summers swimming, studying the Quran, or learning about Palestinian prisoners.

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