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Sophia Jones

Yet Another Prominent Egyptian Activist Jailed For Protesting | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court is sending yet another prominent liberal activist to jail for holding an unauthorized protest. Mahienour el-Massry was sent...

Groundhog Day in Libya

David Hearst | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
David Hearst

This crisis could yet escalate. Egypt has yet to stabilize and yet the countries that backed the coup are continuing a policy which spreads the chaos further. By framing the fight against Islamism a transnational one, they are committed to a formula of exporting military dictatorship across North Africa.

Sophia Jones

Egypt Sets Clocks Forward Amid Crippling Energy Crisis | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Friday noon prayers resounded from mosques this morning across Cairo, but it wasn’t noon. It was 1 P.M. Computers and cell phones displa...

A Chill in the Arab Spring Air

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Egypt's election, together with the others, only underscores the shattered hopes for democratic empowerment that facile Western commentators had once cheered as an "Arab spring."

Egypt's Three-Headed Terrorism Threat

Daniel Nisman | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

A refusal by both Egypt and the international community to change course in the fight against terrorism is to play right into the hands of jihadists, who seek to prolong the insurgency and prevent the government from focusing on rebuilding a country battered by three years of political upheaval.

The Politics of Judicial Repression in Egypt

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It appears that the West has lost the quality of moral indignation which it did express sometimes in the past to castigate egregious behavior in different parts of the world.

Arming Egypt Is Playing With Fire

David Hearst | Posted 06.27.2014 | World
David Hearst

America is once again getting a lecture from a client state in the Middle East. This week's lecturer is Egypt's president-in-waiting, a man who should be before a court in The Hague for the worst repression in his country's modern history.

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt Announces Candidates For Country's Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

CAIRO, April 20 (Reuters) - The former army general who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next month'...

'Vote For The Pimp' Hashtag Prompts Twitter Battle

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

While presidential frontrunner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi may pride himself on having the support of millions of Egyptians, a hashtag mocking the military ...

Egypt Court Sentences 2 Morsi Supporters To Death

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A court in Egypt's second-largest city sentenced two supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday for throwing tw...

With Friends Like These

David Hearst | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
David Hearst

The perils of reverting to the default position of supporting monarchy and autocracy in the Middle East are easily defined. The Arab world is not the same after the revolutions which shook it to its core and a Middle Eastern policy driven among other things by internal intrigues in the House of Saud, might prove to be woefully short lived.

Sisi To Run For President Of Egypt

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.26.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced that he will run for president. In a nationally televised speech, el-Sissi ...

A Reflection: The Fight for Democracy in Egypt

Erin Banco | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Erin Banco

As turmoil, political unrest, and violence continue to escalate in Cairo, we are rarely reminded of the beginning -- the beginning of a time in Egypt, that Anthony Shadid, a former reporter for the New York Times who died in Syria in 2012, once coined as an "epiphany."

Let Americans Never Have to Ask Ourselves, 'Who Lost Egypt?'

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

If Americans are still interested in playing a major role in the Middle East, or even just the Gulf region, strong relations with Egypt are not optional. Egypt, too, can hardly expect to find a more valuable strategic partner.

Forget About Democracy in Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The Egyptian people have shown they prefer military rule. It's time we in the United States honored their preference and stopped trying to remake Egypt in our own image.

Public Diplomacy and Press Freedom

Philip Seib | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Philip Seib

The White House and State Department need to rev up the engine of public diplomacy and make it more central to U.S. foreign policy. Forcefully defending press freedom would be a good way to start. The world will take note.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

Is Al-Sisi Egypt's Putin?

David Hearst | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
David Hearst

Sisi's rise from career officer to national savior is reminiscent of another man who has set back the cause of democracy in his country by decades: Vladimir Putin.

Egypt Army Chief Reportedly To Run For President After Toppling Morsi

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

(Adds quotes from Sisi, details on crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood movement, economic problems in Egypt) By Michael Georgy ...

Egypt's Fateful Choice: Democracy or Authoritarianism?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?

General Sisi of Egypt to Contest Presidential Elections

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

Egypt suffers from multiple problems of poverty, unemployment, a bloated and unresponsive civil service, and severe economic deficits, not least because of the long-standing subsidies given to different sectors of Egyptian society.

Time for Journalists to Unite: The Years 2012 and 2013 Have Been the Worst on Record for Reporters

Marwan Bishara | Posted 03.30.2014 | Media
Marwan Bishara

Our imprisoned colleagues join a long list of reporters who have been killed, injured and imprisoned in recent years. Paradoxically, while the media has grown ever more influential in recent times, its foot soldiers are ever more exposed as they are targeted.

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Activist Stands His Ground Amid Severe Military Crackdown: 'I'm Alive And Ain't Afraid' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

CAIRO -- His crime was passing out fliers urging Egyptians to vote against a new constitution championed by the military. His punishment was swift and...

Egypt To Hold Early Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

(Adds quote, details) CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential vote before electing parliament, President Adly Mansour...