David D. Kirkpatrick

Cairo Bureau Chief for The New York Times

David D. Kirkpatrick appears in the following:

Unrest From Cairo to Jerusalem

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two New York Times correspondents in Cairo and Jerusalem, along with The Forward's editor-in-chief, discuss the two dominant stories out of their respective bureaus this week.

Comments [47]

All Charges Dropped Against Hosni Mubarak

Monday, December 01, 2014

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he is also considering the release of one of three Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt for more than 300 days. 


Al Jazeera Journos Sentenced to Seven Years

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Egypt, three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison. The three journalists have been held in jail in Egypt since December, and they have been convicted of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood to destabilize the country.


Benghazi, Examined

Monday, December 30, 2013

Last fall, Ambassador H. Christopher Stevens was killed in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, after a confusing set of circumstances. As the Obama administration scrambled to explain what had happened, Republicans accused the Obama administration of trying to cover up Al Qaeda’s involvement in the attack. It's a story told in two very different ways, depending which side of the political aisle you stand on. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief and Mideast Correspondent at our partner The New York Times, set out to tell the truest version possible of what really happened in Benghazi.

Comments [6]

Is Egypt's Interim Government Losing Ground?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Is there a change in the mood in Egypt? Is the interim government losing ground in its attempt to reassure the population that change is coming? Fighting broke out last night between supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi and Egyptian police. The clashes left at least seven people dead and more than 200 injured. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, is on the ground covering the developments in Egypt. He joins us to discuss the clashes and what it could mean for the developing government.


Looking Ahead to the Next Steps in Egypt

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Did the protests undermined the elections that took place a year ago? Was Morsi not given the chance to carry out his leadership as the freely elected leader of Egypt? Will the military and Adli Monsour, chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, be able to move the country in a new direction? Joining The Takeaway to examine these questions and to look at the next steps for Egypt is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.


Tensions in Egypt Intensify as Morsi Rejects Army Ultimatum

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The situation in Egypt is quickly intensifying after President Mohamed Morsi rejected an army ultimatum to find a resolution to the protests. A ban on international travel has been placed on President Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members by security forces, and a senior aide to the president, Essam al-Hadded, has accused the military of staging a coup. Joining us on the ground in Cairo now is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo-bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.

Comments [1]

The State of The Media in Egypt

Friday, April 05, 2013

Two years ago OTM traveled to Cairo to report on the post-revolution Egyptian media. This week, in the aftermath of the Bassem Youssef arrest, Brooke looks back on her interview with Bassem in 2011 and speaks with New York Times Cairo Bureau David Kirkpatrick about the future of the media in Egypt. 

Comments [1]

Morsi Attempts to Quench Egyptian Unrest

Monday, January 28, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pled with opposition leaders in Egypt to help him deal with a new wave of unrest around the country. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in areas along the Suez Canal. David Kirkpatrick is a reporter for our partner The New York Times.

Comments [1]

Why American Officials May Have Underestimated Security Threat in Benghazi, Libya

Monday, October 01, 2012

Counterterrorism and State Department officials now say the effective response of newly-trained Libyan guards to a June bombing outside the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi may have led American officials to underestimate the security threat there.

Comments [2]

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Protesters gathered to express their anger over a film that they say ridicules and insults the Prophet Muhammad. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to get his team out of the building after the protest turned violent.

Comments [8]

Egyptian Parliament Dissolved On the Eve of Elections

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Cairo continues to be at the epicenter of democratic turmoil. On the brink of the second round of presidential elections this weekend, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has dissolved the Parliament. The act makes relations between the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly fraught.

Comments [2]

Egypt's Elected Parliament Holds First Session

Monday, January 23, 2012

Egypt's first freely elected Parliament in more than 60 years held its first session this morning. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party which took more than 40 percent of the seats has vowed to guide Egypt through the transition from military to civilian rule. Joining The Takeaway is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for our partner The New York Times. Also on the program is Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at The Century Foundation.

Comments [1]

Violence in Libya Rages as Rebel Factions Fight Qaddafi Loyalists

Monday, August 01, 2011

Days after the mysterious death of Libya's top rebel leader, opposition fighters staged an eight-hour gunfight with a group Qaddafi loyalists who were posing as another rebel brigade. Tensions within the rebels ranks suggest that there is not unity among the factions. These developments are are latest in a chaotic, confused, and violent situation. 


Middle East Reacts to Obama's Speech

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, David Kirkpatrick, gauges reaction from the Middle East to President Obama's speech. The American perception, according to Kirkpatrick is that the president has made some hard and explicit moves in the Middle East. However, the perception fromthe Arab world is quite different as there's a sentiment that the United States dithered on Egypt, waiting too long to call for Mubarak's ouster, and hasn't done anything effective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Comments [2]

Rumors Fly that Hosni Mubarak Will Apologize

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Following the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians have been asking for accountability from Mubarak and his family. Suzanne Mubarak has reportedly agreed to give up $3 million in cash and a villa in a Cairo suburb. Under Egyptian law, by forfeiting the assets, she avoids an investigation into whether they were obtained illegally. There are rumors that Mubarak will apologize to his people; however, this seems unlikely, says David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times. What does this mean for Egypt's ousted leadership?


Sectarian Tensions Flare in Egypt

Monday, May 09, 2011

12 people died and hundreds were injured in sectarian clashes yesterday in Cairo. The violence was the result of longstanding tensions between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt. Those tensions were softened in the immediate aftermath of the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February. David Kirkpatrick, Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times, says the violence has slowly crept back into the lives of residents in Cairo.

Comments [1]

Middle East Reaction

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, discusses reaction from around the world to the death of Osama bin Laden. Plus: New York Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick reports on the reaction in the Middle East region.

→ Listen, Read a Recap, and Add Your Comments at It's A Free Country

Update from Tripoli

Friday, April 01, 2011

The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick is in Tripoli. He reports on the latest following several high profile defections by Libya's officials. 


As Libya's Foreign Minister Defects, New Questions Arise About Lockerbie Bombing

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The New York Times correspondent, David Kirkpatrick is in Tripoli where government officials have continued to maintain that Col. Gadhafi and his family will stay in the country to the end. This comes as Libya's foreign minister, Moussa Koussa defected to the U.K. He was known as the "envoy of death," says David Kirkpatrick as he was accused of killing Libyan defectors abroad. He has also been charged with being responsible for the Lockerbie bombing. Susan Cohen is the mother of Theodora Cohen who was aboard Pan Am's flight 103. She also co-authored "Pan Am 103: The Bombing, the Betrayals, and a Bereaved Family's Search for Justice." She responds to the news that Moussa Koussa has left Libya.