Category: Farouk El-Baz

The Needless Deterioration Of US-Egypt Relations

August 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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By Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Within two short months, the decades-long ties between the U.S. and Egypt have unnecessarily deteriorated…

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Professor: Many Egyptians feel Mubarak is ‘irrelevant’

August 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

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US getting tough on Egypt’s army? Don’t bet on it

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNBC.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

For reasons international and domestic, the United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week about the country…

Expert quote:

“The $1.3 billion that goes to the Egyptian army doesn’t really go to the Egyptian army. It goes to an account that stays in the U.S. for the Egyptian army to buy U.S. hardware.”

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El-Baz: Go West, into Egypt’s Desert

August 19th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Huffington Post, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Internal strife, poor economic performance, major importation of food supplies, and severe crowding along a thin strip of arable Nile land can only mean disaster for Egypt in the coming years…

Expert quote:

“The danger of not developing new land is expansion over fertile land, such as around Cairo in 20 years.”

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Egypt needs time to build democracy

August 19th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Politically charged pronouncements being made last week insist on labeling the deposing of Mohammed ­Morsi on July 3 as a “coup” — a military power grab…

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Boston University Students Raise Money for Clean Water Wells in Darfur

August 15th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, PRI Public Radio International 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

The Darfur region of western Sudan has been embroiled in conflict since 2003, with rebel groups fighting the Sudanese government forces and each other…

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El-Baz: Democracy experiment in Egypt will work in time

August 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences

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Egypt clashes leave 278 dead

August 15th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences

Muslim protesters in Egypt felt the full weight of a military backlash yesterday, as armored vehicles and air power were used to break up sit-ins by supporters of ousted President 
Mohammed Morsi, leaving at least 278 people dead and thousands injured, government officials said…

Expert quote:

“We all know they can enforce the law, but to solve this problem without bloodshed would have been much better. They should leave them be and let things improve in the country, then they would leave on their own, one by one, and the problem would melt away.”

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Egypt’s Vision for Expansion Along the Nile Delta

August 12th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Egypt, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, PRI Public Radio International 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Farouk El baz is imagining a second Nile Valley for his home country–in the town of Zagazig–the answer to our geo quiz…

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BU professor Farouk El-Baz’s plan to fix Egypt — from space

July 28th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Egypt prides itself on being a civilization thousands of years old…

Expert quote:

“Egyptians live on a very limited amount of land, and people have to live on top of each other. There is no space for them to breathe.”

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