Alia El Didi is a Contributor to the NATO Association of Canada website. She was the first program coordinator for the NAOC’s Society, Culture, and International Relations program. With degrees in political science and international relations, she developed a keen interest in political, social, and cultural issues pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa. Her most recent research includes Middle Eastern governments’ political strategy and the evolution of political Islam.
Alia El Didi The Middle East and North Africa

Egyptian Documentary “The Square” Receives Academy Award Nomination

  Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer’s “The Square” has recently been the target of media buzz that yielded both praise and criticism. It certainly got the attention of the Academy, and became the first Egyptian film to be nominated. Noujaim, the director, has also become the first Egyptian to win a Director’s Guild Award. Despite Read More…