The Egyptian people have regained their voice. They have begun to express their views and choices in the great debate that runs through the entire length and breadth of the country, extending well beyond the issue of the presidency to political, social and economic life.
Not only are we seeing political revolutions spring up across the Middle East. We're also rapidly moving forward with social and economic revolutions in the region as well.
I landed in Cairo earlier today expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed, yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek across the Nile, Cairo still appeared the same.
While workers are consumed with immediate problems of economic instability and unemployment, labor activists struggle to find unity as organizations jostle for representation in the fractious post-Mubarak political landscape.
After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.
Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.
The SCAF needed a new tactic to let violence that would not immediately be blamed on them to spiral out of control. So, they left it to happen somewhere else, in a soccer stadium in Port Said.
What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?
"I couldn't have done this without social media. The world would not have known."
Last night, I attended the White House's State of the Union "tweet up," a gathering of a couple hundred new media addicts at the Eisenhower Executive ...
A year after Egypt's feisty uprising challenged decades of autocratic rule, the most striking thing about the protesters still at Cairo's Tahrir Square is the plethora of eye-patches.
In recent months, a dynamic has emerged in Cairo where anti-SCAF protesters flock to their symbolic home, Tahrir, while pro-SCAF Egyptians fill up a square in the working class neighborhood of Abbasiya.
January 25th 2012, the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprisings that brought down Mubarak, is approaching quickly. What will happen on January 25th is anyone's guess.
A dual citizen of Egypt and the U.S., Jehane has been living in Cairo for the last few years making a film and chronicling the intensity of her country. Needless to say, she stops at nothing to uncover the truth.
I sat down with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the The Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee and discussed the PLO's strategies for 2012.
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