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Human Rights Day: Will Trump's Administration Side With The Dictators?

Mike Lux | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Human Rights Day is an important moment to focus on making the world a better place for everyone. Donald Trump and his administration should stop cozying up to dictators and start taking human rights seriously.

Egypt Is Not the Region's Bright Spot and This Is No Laughing Matter

Sara Khorshid | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Sara Khorshid

In the past three years, it has become common for Egyptians to hear stories of those who left Egypt -- a friend, a friend of a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, an acquaintance, a well-known activist, a public figure -- all packed their things and dreams they cherished for Egypt in the wake of the revolution, and off then went. To Canada, to the US, to Australia, to Europe, to the Arab Gulf, to Turkey -- and elsewhere.

Maspero: An Egyptian TV Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.27.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Someone messed up on the job at Egyptian state-run TV and big heads began to roll. The catastrophe: An employee aired an interview of President Abdel...

Israel's African Union Observer Bid: An Uphill Struggle

Samuel Ramani | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

In early July, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a historic four-nation trip to East Africa. The trip was a resounding success. Netanyahu's aspirations of becoming a global statesman were boosted considerably by the willingness of African leaders to expand their trade and security linkages with Israel.

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

Weak Stance on Human Rights in the Middle East Threatens to Tarnish President Obama's Legacy

Neil Hicks | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Neil Hicks

The administration's Middle East policy demonstrates that if the United States does not lead multilateral efforts to promote positive change, no one else will, allowing unresolved problems to fester and spread instability.

Egypt's Copts Likely to Find Persecution Ahead from Increasingly Repressive Military Regime

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

The Middle East has turned hostile to Christians and other religious minorities. The Iraqi Christian community has been devastated. Syria's civil war loosed the murderous Islamic State on Christians and others. Libya's disintegration opened the nation to IS fighters bent on killing anyone of the wrong faith.

Europe Should Honor the Murdered Italian Student by Resetting its Relationship With Sisi

Fabrizio Tassinari | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Fabrizio Tassinari

COPENHAGEN -- Egypt's president said to the family of the murdered Italian student, "We'll find who killed Giulio." For Italians, those words were followed only by deception and delays.

Without Pressure, Giulio Regeni And Egypt's Disappeared Youth Will Vanish Into Oblivion

Andrea Purgatori | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Andrea Purgatori

Nothing short of severe, collective European action against the Egyptian regime will force anyone in that country to change course.

How Saudi Arabia Is Losing Influence

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was once at the front and center of the Arab world and a significant player on the global stage due to its oil riches, has been steadily losing its regional influence and prominent role.

Sisi's Friends Are Melting Away

David Hearst | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
David Hearst

Having burned his way through Egypt's largest political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi went on to give secular liberals who supported his coup against Mohamed Morsi the same treatment. imprisonment, torture or banishment.

A Corrupt Justice Court? Not Strange in Egypt

Menna Elnaka | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Menna Elnaka

The court system in Egypt finds it easiest to issue a death sentence to a group of people simultaneously because why bother and observe each case separately, right?

The Mother, The General, And The Power Of The Internet

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Lucia Annunziata

Signora Regeni has threatened to publish a photograph of her son's beaten body if Cairo continued to deny Italian police access to its investigation's findings.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Terrorism and U.S. Policy

John L. Esposito | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
John L. Esposito

On Wednesday, February 24, the Republican dominated House Judiciary Committee voted 17-10 along party lines to require the State Department to take ac...

The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.

The Case for Broadcasting the Egyptian Parliament

Joseph El-Cassabgui | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Joseph El-Cassabgui

It is extremely important that the Egyptian parliament, despite the chaos that it is trying to hide from the eyes of the world, resumes broadcasting its sessions live for the public to view. Egypt is going through a critical period that will define its future path and determine its success or failure. The laws being ratified and the bylaws being approved will exist for the unforeseeable future, and it is only right that the public take part in this process.

Egypt Under al-Sisi: The Republic of Dread

Daniel Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

The awfulness of military strongman Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi's of Egypt is becoming scarily clearer by the day. Lawlessness and police abuse of citizens is the norm. Disappearances, common. Torture, a tool of choice.

Ten Things We've Learned From the Egyptian Revolution

Menna Elnaka | Posted 02.12.2016 | College
Menna Elnaka

On this day, five years ago, February 11th, we thought we attained our dream... Looking back at the day when Mubarak stepped down, watching funny vide...

How the U.S. Undermines Its Ability to Promote Human Rights in Egypt

Neil Hicks | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Neil Hicks

Instead of the wishful thinking of Secretary Kerry, who seems unable to talk about Egypt without referring to an illusory "transition to democracy," Sewall noted the economic, security, and political challenges facing Egypt in her Cairo visit.

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

Removing A Dictator Is Not A Quick Fix. We Learned That The Hard Way

Angie Gad | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Angie Gad

Egypt's "deep state" did not disappear with Mubarak and his regime. Yes, removing an authoritative dictator who ruled for nearly 30 years was indeed a challenge and a major feat. However, as the past five years have shown us, we clearly were not prepared for what came next.

The Failure Of "Digital Democracy"

Scott Ritter | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Scott Ritter

The problem with "digital democracy" can be synthesized down to the willingness by those in power within the Bush and Obama administrations (and later, Google) to embrace the incomplete musings of a naïve young man -- Jared Cohen -- about issues he was ill-positioned to proffer.

Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Karim Lahidji | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.

Five Years On, Egypt's Uprising Flagged at Tahrir

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
Brian Dooley

Clinging listlessly to the top of the pole in the middle of Tahrir Square the Egyptian flag projects absolute power, a signal of the old order restored after the mass anti-government uprising of 2011.

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2017 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.