The current political situation in Egypt is a complex weave of shifting alliances, jostling for power, democratic aspirations, and fear -- fear of losing long-held privileges, of skeletons in closets, and of what tomorrow could bring.
The knowledge of digital, whether it's web or mobile, is important because it is moving the region towards a knowledge economy and it's giving people very valuable skills.
What happened on Sunday in Egypt? Over the coming days, international media will clean up its coverage and separate fact from fiction, while the viewers feel like they're getting the real story.
Our car screeched to a halt as a wizened old man sitting atop a flatbed wagon pulled by a skinny mule slowly rolled past, one of the millions of Egyptians who still subsist on about two dollars a day. I wondered if he was aware that a revolution has taken place.
I have been in Egypt for three weeks now, and it did not take long to see how the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring has given way to an ambivalence and political complexity much harder to report on or analyze with a simple narrative of liberation.
We're the first generation to spend all of our grown years in a world where connecting to people from all over the world, instantly and constantly, seems normal and natural.
When it comes to bigotry, hate and prejudice, it is difficult to undo quickly what generations of propaganda has instilled. When it comes to anger over socioeconomic trouble, nothing is better than a scapegoat.
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Egypt has gone through a tumultuous seven months, and Ramadan provides something of a break from politics, as Muslim communities engage in a month of fasting and spiritual contemplation.
Few other writers have transcended the notion of distinct nationalities that is common among many Gulf writers today. As time passes, there will be more and more people like me who have been impacted by Ghazi's writings.
It is clear that a parallel story is unfolding -- a story of hopefulness, a story of greater civic engagement, a story of individuals who insist on building a stronger economy with their own ideas and efforts.
The changing narrative about what it means to be Egyptian is producing greater opportunities for investment in a New Egypt.
Although President Barack Obama's 2009 Cairo address to the Islamic world was designed to invigorate U.S.-Arab relations, America's capricious policies in the face of pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East have betrayed his words.
The legacy of Mubarak's trial will be a verdict on the New Egypt. Was this revolution about the removal of a dictator or the establishment of democracy? Will it be about prosecuting select kleptocrats or preventing future corruption?
Ask an Egyptian, and he or she will likely will tell you the revolution is still going on.
Last week, the New York Times ran a story titled, "The Maturing of Street Art in Cairo," that linked a move away from simple political slogans to a he...