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On the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, Sisi Is Terrified

Iyad El-Baghdadi | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Iyad El-Baghdadi

Sisi's state is franticly trying to suppress a movement it claims to have already suppressed. As Egypt's central security chief declared they "will not allow another revolution," the hashtag "the people demand the downfall of the regime" quietly became the top trending topic in the Arab Twittersphere.

A Vacation and Family Reunion in Gaza? If Only...

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Hani Almadhoun

My situation is not unique. People coming from the Gulf and Europe to visit their families in Gaza lose their jobs, scholarships, or miss their classes -- all for wanting to see a sick parent or meet a new family member.

Egyptian Soccer Player Criticizes Sisi in Reflection of Mounting Discontent

James Dorsey | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

How Egypt Is Harming, Not Helping, The ISIS Fight | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home

AL AOUR, Egypt -- Egypt's forceful response to the Islamic State's murder of Egyptian Christians in Libya this past weekend seemed to be a welcome add...

Egypt's Banning of Ultras Constitutes Effort to Outlaw Legitimate Opposition

James Dorsey | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

An expected decision by Egyptian soccer authorities to ban as terrorist organizations groups of militant soccer fans builds on the definition by Arab autocrats of legitimate, democratic opposition forces as violent threats to their grip on power.

A Hundred Years from John Dewey to FOX News

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 07.26.2014 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Over the past hundred years, the process of polarized dehumanization, distrust, and betrayal has resulted in a spiraling deprecation of cultural and social values in Muslim countries.

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.

Is the Egyptian Military Going Mad?

Ali Younes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Ali Younes

A rational and sane person would think that the Egyptian military would come back to its senses after it became the source of international ridicule after its top leaders announced that they have found a cure for AIDS and the Hepatitis C Viruses, but that's not the case so far.

Sophia Jones

'Now Is The Time To Take Risks' | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- One year ago, Umm Fattih felt destined to live out her life in poverty. As a single, middle-aged woman with no means to support herself, she ...

Sophia Jones

'Nobody Wants To Go To A Country That Is Exploding' | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- When Egyptians rose up against their government three years ago, it wasn’t just dictator Hosni Mubarak’s reign that crumbled. The mass pr...

Sophia Jones

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

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

Sophia Jones

Cairo Bombings Push Many Egyptians Into The Arms Of The Military-Backed Government | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.24.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- On Friday, just one day before the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution here, four bombs ripped through the city, killing six and injurin...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Police To 17-Year-Old: 'You Will Never See Life Again' | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- Ahmed Ammar figures it is only a matter of time before the Egyptian government comes looking for him. Three weeks ago, soldiers arrested h...

The Third Anniversary of the Arab Spring: Towards a Counter Counter-Revolution

Marwan Bishara | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Marwan Bishara

The antagonism and deadlock between the military and their opposition, notably the Islamists, will eventually lead to the emergence of new, decentralized and violent groups as witnessed in Syria. It's the ultimate sign of a "failed state."

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Slam Government for Controversial Monument in Tahrir Square | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- Tahrir Square is no more, some say. Egyptian government officials frantically called on designers and engineers last week to quickly build...

Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

by Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light ...

El-Sissi and the Egyptian Presidency

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.25.2013 | Home
Ahmed Kadry

There is no escaping it: Egyptians have fallen for their country again. At the centre of this romance is the shrewd man in uniform and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Dominating Religion in Egypt's Pseudo-secular State

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.18.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

I fear that, eventually, a vicious and bloody revolution will bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Egypt. It is all too often forgotten that the CIA coup of the democratically elected Mosaddegh government in Iran led to the Iranian revolution twenty years later.

Joshua Hersh

Defender Of Egypt's Military Among Those Facing Charges In Latest Crackdown | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- A week and a half before they put her under investigation for espionage, Egypt's military-backed government couldn't have asked for a better ...

Egypt's Treacherous Road

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home
Adil E. Shamoo

Many have suggested that the annual $1.3 billion that the Egyptian military is scheduled to receive from Washington also be suspended. Maybe it's time to turn the page and use that money for jobs for Egyptians instead of weapons for their military.

Barack Hears a Coup

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


If We Cut Aid to Egypt's Military, Would We Die?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Home
Robert Naiman

Shouldn't we try to force the issue so that those who support doing nothing in the face of the repression -- in clear violation of U.S. laws -- have to defend their position in detail, on the record?

To Restore Egypt, Neutralize the Military

William J. Furney | Posted 10.19.2013 | Home
William J. Furney

The longer it takes to restore the ballot box to the heart of the country's authority, and banish the meddling military from politics, the harder it will be to achieve lasting stability.

Egypt's Bad Timing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Joshua Hersh

Egyptian Military Balked At Deal That Could Have Averted Killings | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- A week before the Egyptian government ordered Wednesday's deadly clearing of two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps, military leaders and the B...