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...
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One of my purposes in this column is to help myself and my readers understand a rudderless country with a feckless president, a military caste with an...
Investment in education and economic prosperity is the best way to cure fanaticism and for establishing a just peace in the Middle East.
In the immediate aftermath of the popular uprising, the poor are regrettably worse off. Tourism has declined. Lower economic activity has reduced other earnings. And prices have gone up.
No TV network or newspaper can convey the thoughts, sentiments and feelings of people on the ground as well as their own words can, but there are limitations to getting your news in 140 characters or less. That's where Tumblr comes in.
President Obama's address needlessly stepped on its own core message by opening yet another inopportune rift with the Israeli government on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with the president.
Egypt and the broader Middle East isn't experiencing a clash of civilizations so much as a clash within civilizations. Part of it is generational, part is economic and part is a conflict over ideas, values and beliefs.
As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.
As a Muslim and an Arab I was by default attracted to Koran By Heart's subject matter. A film about an annual competition in reciting the Muslim holy book that takes place in my original hometown of Cairo.
The no-fly zone is denying the Libyan people their right to self determination. That may seem like the oddest statement, but watching the grass roots,...
Obama seems to have overlooked Reagan's greatest gift and most effective tactic: the ability to declare that virtually any triumph that happened while he was president as his own.
With the exception of weekly demonstrations in Tahrir Square to commemorate the martyrs of the revolution, a relative calm has settled over Cairo. The only discernible change is that overnight everyone has become a political pundit.
Brooks concludes that Huntington's "mistakes illustrate useful truths: that all people share certain aspirations and that history is wide open." I know, just from having lived eighty years, that all people do not share certain aspirations.