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Egypt Revolution

Getting a First Taste of Egyptian Democracy -- Win or Lose, There's a Smile on My Face

Hoda Osman | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Hoda Osman

On Saturday Egyptians got their first taste of democracy when 18 million voters headed to the polling stations. Many were voting for the very first time. Smiles were abundant.

The Professors of Protest and the University of Revolution

John Jackson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

Srdja Popovic, a former Otpor leader and Founder of CANVAS will be speaking at Columbia University next week on the strategy and organization of non-violent revolution.

Angry Birds Tells The Story Of The Arab World Protests

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

A new video aims to tell the story of the revolutions and protests rocking the Middle East and North Africa through the porcine protagonists of Angry ...

The Arab World's Agents of Change

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

There can be no doubt about the core of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. As John F. Kennedy said in another context 50 years ago, the torch is being passed to a new generation.

Surviving Between Two Cultures

Mirette Bahgat | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Mirette Bahgat

I'm not in a position to say my culture is better than another other culture, and I understand that the feelings I have right now may change. But regardless of that, I can't stop myself from thinking about the true meaning of freedom.

The Revolutions Will Be Hashtagged: Twitter Turns 5 as the Middle East Demands Democracy

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

Twitter, the microblog people love to hate, turned 5 this week. Twitter is probably most famous for the celebrities and politicians that use it to com...

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

When News Misinforms

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.28.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The events in Tunisia and Egypt present an opportunity to address some of the systemic issues around access to information across the region.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali: 'The Power of the Muslim Brotherhood Has Been Exaggerated'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Boutros-Ghali is Egypt's preeminent political insider, and he presided over the United Nations at an extraordinarily turbulent time. I met with him for a lengthy interview in Paris.

After Tahrir: Protecting U.S. Muslims From Bigotry

Clay Shirky | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Clay Shirky

During the revolution in Egypt, Coptic Christians in Tahrir Square held hands around Muslims conducting Friday prayers to protect them from surprise attack. Why aren't we doing the same here in the United States?

What Nepal's Revolution Taught One Reluctant Volunteer

Conor Grennan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Conor Grennan

Here's the part I don't like to admit: there were many times early in my first volunteering stint that I felt superior to the people I was there to help.

News From the Future

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While many causes have no doubt contributed to the unrest roiling the Middle East, including technology and envy of Western freedoms, a key factor, John Denniston convincingly shows, is soaring food prices.

Why Nigeria Will Not Need "A Tahrir Moment"

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

FULL DISCLOSURE: As someone who has been active in both advising on and overseeing elections in Africa and Nigeria, I have worked for several pro-demo...

In a Life Without Oil, What Hope Is There for North Africa and the Middle East?

Steve Hallett and John Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hallett and John Wright

Many countries in the Middle East have built their entire existence around oil. They will eventually realize how little of the oil has been invested in preparations for a post-oil future.

I Wish You Egypt

Omar Barghouti | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Barghouti

An open letter to people of conscience in the West. I wish you Egypt! I wish you empowerment to resist; to fight for social and economic justice; to...

Women and Revolution -- What Now?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Will the women who risked all to bring down a government find that all they got for their bravery and sacrifice was a shuffling of oppressors?

Is This the End of the "Establishment Media" in Egypt?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

What happens to the likes of Al-Ahram now that the Mubarak Regime has collapsed?

The Sound of a Dog Not Barking

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

One day millions of Chinese may take to the streets, more than likely in the context of a slowing economy and/or rising inflation, but don't expect the catalyst to be an external one.

The Coming "Egyptian Moment" in South Africa

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

The blatant disregard for our world's youth and their lack of voice is fueling the fire for future revolutions, not only in South Africa, but in many countries where youth feel invisible.

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

Is Tahrir Square the End of Al Qaeda?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

The peaceful protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square succeeded where years of jihadi bloodshed have not produced a single political change. This is a profound anti-jihadi lesson -- it would seem God is really on the side of the people.

Muslim Women's Self-reliance and Clinton's Guidance Could Ensure Reforms

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In this crucial post-coup stage, women who fought for change should heed the betrayals of gender rights in Algeria and Iran during periods of crisis.

Hillary Clinton Arrives In Egypt For Historic Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday began the highest-level visit to Egypt by a U.S. official since an upri...

Egypt's Revolutionaries Face Constitutional Battle

Adel Iskandar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adel Iskandar

While February 11 was celebrated like any major feat, most realize that the end of a regime is not simply the fall of its patriarch, but rather the dismantling of the structure that anchored him.

The Arab Uprising

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Every Arab regime must either heed their public's yearning for greater freedoms and economic developments, or likely be fundamentally challenged.