An Egyptian court has ordered a one-month blockage of YouTube, the popular video-sharing site that more than 44% of internet users in the country use every day, with more than 50% of them using it to follow political news.
Let us not shy away from the truth: that it was not the Brotherhood that ignited or led the 2011 revolution, and that since there was no clear opposition figure that claimed responsibility for it, the path was clear for the Brotherhood to reap the rewards.
Recently, Egypt and the United States held a joint ceremony marking the delivery of four new F-16 aircraft to the Egyptian Air Force, despite objections from Republican Senator, Rand Paul who attempted to pass an amendment banning weapon sales to Egypt.
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.
On the first state visit of an Iranian leader to the nation of Egypt since 1979, during a visit that alarmed many, a shoe has been thrown.
Egypt needs the US, not Iran, and it is well known in DC. Hopefully Obama's visit will be successful to the point when Morsi will be satisfied enough to get American assurances regarding his financial survivability, in return to assurances, on his part, regarding preserving the peace treaty with Israel.
Arab youth are more concerned about fair pay, home ownership, and a decent life than democracy, according to a survey that analyzed data from 12 countries.
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 female Sudanese activist, like her counterparts in Bahrain, Tunis and Egypt, does not shy away from defying patriarchy in the face of political discrimination.
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.
To date, only presidents have fallen from power during the Arab Awakening -- no king has fallen from his throne. Arab monarchies are of course not immune to the forces that brought down some of their republican counterparts, so why have they all thus far survived?
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.
Ensuring that the elections are free, fair, and open, and that President Morsi fully embraces religious tolerance and democratic pluralism is vital. We need to be strong and consistent about that, for Egypt's sake and ours.
As demonstrated with Egypt, change is in continuum and it will be some time before Egyptians get the democracy they strived for in the past two years. Do not allow the people who long for the past to get in the way of the future -- keep moving forward.
"Should I leave Egypt?" It's a text message from a friend in Egypt. With the recent news of the passing of the constitution drafted primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood, she is wondering whether she should leave Egypt or stay.
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.