The Egyptian judiciary has been more interested in "punishing dissent than establishing justice," Diana el-Tahawy wrote in her Guardian piece. But the judiciary is not alone in its foray against pro-democracy activists.
Egypt's dead will not be so easily forgotten. They have a habit of resurrecting themselves when it comes to writing the history of these awful events. A faint echo of that process will start in Geneva on Wednesday.
With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon.
A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq.
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.
The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.
The president, the military and the security apparatus -- as well the masses who back them -- need to realize (if they haven't already) that slaughtering hundreds of their opponents and detaining thousands more cannot leave the country safer or place it on a track for development.
It is instructive that it took no more than two years from January 25, 2011, to " July" 3, 2013, for the Junta to retake power, exactly similar to the period from 1952 to 1954.
Today's generation has lost its faith in nation building. Blair may find "chemistry" with a Emirati Crown Prince but the former prime minister is toxic to his own people.
If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.
What is Democracy? It is the fundamental belief that We the People are adults that can decide how we want to live and can vote -- and sometimes do even more than that -- to shape the world in the way we want to see it.
Millions across the Middle East and North Africa will cheer Algeria, the only Arab squad to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, when it meets Belgium this week in its first tournament match.
ISTANBUL -- When I first watched the viral video from Sunday night's celebration for newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, it was ha...
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.
World soccer body FIFA has dispatched investigators to Egypt to probe allegations of government interference as the country prepares for potentially risky bids to host two international tournaments, the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup and the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 militant soccer fans to five years in prison in an expansion of the military-backed regime's crackdown on its Islamist and non-Islamists opponents that could ultimately re-position soccer as a major platform of protest.