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Egyptian Revolution

Egypt's Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Political and Economic Crises

Carina Kamel | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

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.

Egypt Crisis Raises Fears Of 'Second Revolution'

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Faced with an unprecedented strike by the courts and massive opposition protests, Egypt's Islamist president is not backing down in the showd...

Is Egypt Safe for Tourism? Yes.

John Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.

Cairo's Egyptian Museum Weathers Looting, Riots

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

One of the most memorable images of the revolution in Egypt was local citizens forming a human chain to protect the Egyptian Antiquities Museum on Tahrir Square. Sadly, this followed reports that the museum had been ransacked and looted. What happened during those tumultuous days inside the museum -- and how is the museum doing today, 21 months later?

U.S. Intervention Continues to Undermine Egyptian Revolution

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

This April, we joined a National Lawyers Guild delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists and scholars to investigate another uncomfortable case of an authoritarian regime that benefited from Western weapons sales and aid, to the detriment of its people.

Negotiating with Egypt's Military Industrial Complex

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The Egyptian military has used its position to secure itself a place across the military, civilian, and infrastructural sectors.

The Military, the Courts, and the Struggle for Control in Egypt: A Conversation With Khaled Abou El Fadl

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

Khaled Abou El Fadl and I spoke on June 28, at the end of two weeks that were tumultuous even by the standards of post-revolutionary Egypt. We discussed the role the courts had played, foreign pressures on the military council, and the future of political Islam.

Journalist Recounts Horrifying Sexual Assault In Cairo's Tahrir Square

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

On Sunday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate the official announcement that Mohammed Morsi would become Eg...

Survey Reveals Arab Womens' Views On Islamic Law After Revolutions

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion

As Islamist political parties have gained influence across the Middle East since the Arab uprisings, activists and pundits have questioned the role re...

Max J. Rosenthal

Egypt's Military Rulers Face Festive Demonstrators Vowing To Return | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Islamist and revolutionary groups packed Tahrir Square on Tuesday in protest of constitutional changes by Egypt's military government, presen...

The Phenomenon of the Tame Citizens of Egypt

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

While revolutionary Egyptians have set for the whole world an example of courage and sacrifice for the sake of freedom and dignity, the tame citizens have not understood the revolution and did not need it. In fact, they do not deserve it.

Max J. Rosenthal

Constitutional Chaos Overshadows Egypt Election | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

CAIRO -- Before the sun rose over Cairo on Monday morning, Mohamed Morsi declared victory. In an early-morning press conference, representatives of th...

Max J. Rosenthal

Hopes Fade For Egyptian Revolution | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

CAIRO -- As Egyptians prepared to go to the polls on Saturday in what was supposed to be the triumphant culmination of their year and a half old revol...

Searching for the Perfect Arab Democratic Model

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The emerging democratic model that Egyptians will produce will most likely become a model for an Arab world longing for an end to autocratic rule that has left Arabs lagging behind the rest of the world.

To Stop Corruption, Egypt Needs a Freedom of Information Law

Sahar Aziz | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Sahar Aziz

For Egypt to achieve sustainable democracy, many reforms remain to be implemented, the most important of which is public access to information that permits meaningful government accountability.

More Than 800 Killed In Egypt's Revolution, Says Group

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

CAIRO — An Egyptian rights group released Tuesday the most comprehensive list to date of the more than 800 civilians killed by security forces i...

Should Journalists Be Protected?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

It is tragic when journalists are killed going about their work, and it is natural to want someone or something to blame. But if every protester can hold up a camera or write a blog and then claim protection, how can journalists demand protection?

There is Nothing More Contagious Than Passion

Tamer Shaaban | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen
Tamer Shaaban

I did the only thing I knew how -- I made a short film with a message. The message was simple: "We are Egyptian. We are human. Let us be human. Let us be free." It wasn't about race, religion, or class.

Joshua Hersh

Revolution Rewind: Old Mubarak Ally Enters Race For Presidency | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The former official known as the C.I.A.'s man in Cairo formally entered the Egyptian presidential race on Sunday in a move that threaten...

You Can Have Your Constitution and We Will Have the Revolution

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Alaa Al Aswany

Write the constitution as you wish, but it will remain your constitution. You will not be able to impose it on the people. The revolution will continue until it frees Egypt of despotism and restores authority to the people, regardless of the deal between the Brotherhood and the military.

Who Will Greet Pope Shenouda?

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Alaa Al Aswany

Yesterday the man stood up to welcome Pope Shenouda III, who walked towards him, upright and sprightly. All the wrinkles were gone from his face, his back was straight, he was free of his aches and pains and his hair had turned quite black again.

Empowering Egyptian Women Through Music

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Cynthia P. Schneider

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, specifically cultural attaché Michael Hankey and his team, "get it." In this time of uncertainty and change, they have developed an innovative program that delivers something young Egyptian women want: a platform to leverage their own voices.

'Stability' Trumps Democracy in Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

In the case of U.S. relations with Egypt, under Obama just as much as George W. Bush, those actions have been firmly in support of dictatorship and repressive -- but pro-American -- rule.

Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Dies

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

CAIRO, March 17 (Reuters) - Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, 88, died in Egypt on Saturday, his political adviser Hany Aziz told Reuters...

Beyond the White Cube: Sherin Guirguis' Explosive New Series

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 05.09.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

In her new series, Sherin Guirguis draws inspiration from a photograph of Cairo during the recent Egyptian revolution.