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Egyptian Revolution

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.

North African Soccer Pitches Return as Venues for Anti-government Protests

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
James Dorsey

The incidents reflect mounting anger and frustration among North African youth who have few if any social and economic prospects.

Egypt's Mubarak Denies Ordering Killing Of Protesters

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Home

By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied in court on Wednesday ordering the killing of...

The Egyptian Junta Prefer it in July

Hatem Azzam | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home
Hatem Azzam

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.

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

This Graffiti Art Shows How Egypt's Revolution Came Full Circle

Posted 02.11.2014 | Home

It's been three years since the masses on Cairo's Tahrir Square cheered upon hearing of the resignation of long-time despot Hosni Mubarak. Protesters ...

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...

Reflections on the Third Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution: On Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 03.27.2014 | Home
Yousra Y. Fazili

Perhaps the radicalism of the Egyptian Revolution is not that it could have happened, it's that it did. And we can see that something is different now, despite everything three years on.

The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Egypt Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Jehane Noujaim was meant to be in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, that momentous date when millions of Egyptian citizens took to the streets to pro...

The Real Story Of The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Throughout history, successful revolutions have been defined by their effective overthrow of an oppressive regime. But what becomes of a revolution wh...

Egypt's Revolution, Televised

Rob Feld | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Rob Feld

Watching filmmaker Jehane Noujaim's documentary The Square, about the Egyptian revolution that began in Tahrir Square, one gets the visceral sensation that the iterations of the uprising thus far have played themselves out before you.

Using and Abusing Polls

James Zogby | Posted 01.30.2014 | Home
James Zogby

I have seen news stories, commentaries and tweets implying that our findings have good news for the Muslim Brotherhood, bad news for the military and surprising news about the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In fact the results are far more complex and nuanced.

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Film Explores What Other Movies Overlook: Complexities Outside Of Tahrir Square | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- When Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla decided to make "Rags and Tatters" (or "Farsh w’ Ghata" in Arabic), a film about the 2011 revolution, ...

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.

Egypt, Wake Up and Smell the Money

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.

Egypt Crisis: Humanity and Logic, Not Found

Assya Moussaid | Posted 11.05.2013 | Home
Assya Moussaid

The sight of humans getting sniped and shot in the head, a man crying over his wife's corpse, tens of corpses pushed by a bulldozer with the rest of t...

Reporting Live From Egypt: Western Journalists

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Ahmed Kadry

Amidst this siege on the media and growing anti-Western sentiment, Western journalists continue to find it difficult to do their job since Morsi's ouster on July 3.

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Anyone following the Egyptian media since President Morsi's overthrow would get a very quick education in how to invent the twilight zone, and then live in it.

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

Understanding the Realities of Developments in Egypt

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 10.23.2013 | Home
Robert K. Lifton

Responses to the developments in Egypt from American politicians, pundits and the media have too often reflected a lack of sophisticated understanding of what is happening there and a naivete about the appropriate United States reaction.

Egypt: it's not a zero-sum game

Common Ground News Service | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
Common Ground News Service

by Ethar El-Katatney Cairo - More than 1,200 dead in 72 hours. It's hard for that to sink in. It's hard to try and process, let alone analyze, the sh...

Why America's Approach to Egypt Must Change

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.15.2013 | Home
Sanjay Sanghoee

We need to stop indulging our belief in democracy-out-of-a-can and focus instead on long-term solutions for Egypt.

Toward a Solution for Egypt

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Harun Yahya

The important thing for Egypt is not necessarily for the Brotherhood to return to power and for Morsi to be the leader again: What matters is an immediate end to the violence, for the detained politicians to be released and for the people of Egypt to go back to the ballot box by democratic means.

Egypt's Third Way: A Blend of Islamism and Militarism

James Dorsey | Posted 10.04.2013 | Home
James Dorsey

The U.S. quest for stability in the Middle East that amounted to support for autocratic regimes at the expense of democratic values was in part fueled by fear -- fear that change in countries like Saudi Arabia threatened to open the door to the replacement of conservative, pro-Western rulers by military officers steeped in a vision that combined nationalism and Islamism.