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Kate Seelye

Blog Entries by Kate Seelye

Egyptian Voters Flex Their Cheops

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 8:15 PM

The cacophony of bullhorns, fireworks and frenzied cross-country barnstorming in trucks, busses and three-wheeled "tuk-tuks" emblazoned with candidates' posters has come to an end, and a historic moment has arrived: Tens of millions of Egyptians are heading to the polls today in the first democratic presidential election in the country's...

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Women Demand a Say in Egypt's Constitution

(9) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 11:17 AM

As the deadline approaches this week to name the members of a committee tasked with writing Egypt's first post-revolutionary constitution, women look likely to be sidelined, a bad omen for the full protection of their rights in the post-Mubarak era. Although they were key participants in the Tahrir Square protests,...

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Obama's Woodrow Wilson Moment

(213) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 9:11 AM

It's time for America to hit the re-set button with the Arab world. As citizens from Algiers to Amman take to the streets to protest autocratic governments, Americans must realize that for too long we have misunderstood and underestimated the peoples of the Arab world.

For decades, U.S. administrations have...

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