A refusal by Egyptian security forces to police soccer matches spotlights differences between the interior and defense ministries at a time that President Mohammed Morsi is under mounting pressure to reform the country's law enforcement institutions.
While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.
Thousands of militant soccer fans, in an indication that emergency rule will not squash mass protests, blocked government buildings as part of a gener...
In light of the recent unrest, it's increasingly difficult to overlook the illiberal currents at work in Egypt's constitutional process. In the past, I have been very optimistic about the future of Egypt's revolution. But now Morsi has to prove himself worthy of that trust.
Echoing the "War on Women" across the Atlantic, Islamists, particularly ultra-conservative Salafists, have launched a far more vicious offensive against Egyptian women, which has played itself out on the streets, in the form of violence and blaming the victim for the crime she endured.
Amid clashes in Cairo on February 1, two videos simultaneously became viral -- reigniting widespread public debate about the treatment of protesters by the state and the treatment of women by men.
The problems facing Egypt are grounded in economics and go far beyond the power of the political system to correct. Moreover, these same problems beset Syria and other nations of the Middle East and represent a growing cancer in the region that cannot be repaired in today's world.
Radical movements across the Middle East -- already benefiting from the collapse of state authority -- could make Egypt their ultimate prize in what appears to be an accelerating march across the littered landscape of the Arab Spring.
Today, on the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, the "Black Bloc" tactic of protest is on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt - on the front lines of clashes with security forces, stirring up debate among activists amid clouds of tear gas and a frenzy of tweets.
Its been two years since the Jan. 25th revolution in Egypt. Where are we? Where has this struggle for transformative change led us?
Short-term volatility and instability is inevitable as the regional push for change continues. The international community would be well advised to seriously help post-revolt nations manage transition and steer pre-revolt countries towards managed reform.
Clashes this week between rival soccer fans in Port Said in which 55 people were injured gave Egypt a foretaste of expected violence later this month ...
The re-launch of the Egyptian premier league has become a barometer for how President Mohammed Morsi is coping with key issues, including reform of th...
Had Egypt's newly elected leader devoted as much attention to mending the economy as he has on gripping power, perhaps the country would be less polarized and his actions would be viewed with less skepticism and mistrust.
On December 15, a historic referendum is set to be held on a draft consitution that has further polarized the country, pinning supporters of President Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, against a galvanized opposition made up of liberals, socialists and other youth groups.
The Muslim Brotherhood leadership is convinced that there are huge forces within Egypt that wishes to wipe it out. Yet, with the actions of the past couple of weeks, the MB has managed to increase the popularity of such sentiment.