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Egyptian Revolution

The Ghost of Gamal Abdul Nasser

Sami Moubayed | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is starting to look like Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi, Uganda's Idi Amin, and Italy's Benito Mussolini. The neatly pressed military uniform, the colorful assortment of ribbons and medals, along with the dark sunglasses, all make him look distant, mystical, and ruthless.

Mubarak Redux: Egypt's Military Coup Unmasked

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
John L. Esposito

The Arab Spring with uprisings that signaled a desire for a new way forward, an overthrow of the established order in many Arab countries of authoritarian governments, and a struggle to establish a new kind of democracy, has now officially become an Arab winter in Egypt.

A Visitor in Cairo at the Right Time

Maïa Venturini | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Maïa Venturini

How can the army look fair and democratic to Morsi's supporters while they are perceived as traitors, and their media outlets, shut down? I wonder how people can feel peaceful enough in their hearts and minds to celebrate the joyful fast of Ramadan.

Egypt: Haven't We Learned Our Lesson!

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Jehan S. Harney

After the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, the interim declaration should have clearly spelled out the ultimate vision for the new Egypt: A country based on humanity, equality, justice, and freedom for all.

Law & Order Under Egypt's 'Democratic Coup'?

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
John L. Esposito

It is wishful thinking on the part of the old Mubarak regime holdovers and the disorganized secular elite in Egypt to think that their counter-revolution will change the general popular Egyptian identification with Islam.

Egypt and America in Historical Twists of Ironies

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Zaman Stanizai

The denial from the Nile that this is not a military coup can't whitewash the reality that the old guard is back in charge.

Comparing Democracy in Action: And Doing Something About It

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Why do we expect Egypt to get democracy right the first time? What gives us the right to police the world while we are guilty of abuse and corruption at home?

Expectations and Reality in Egypt: A Time for Authentic Pragmatism

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Since I conduct research on peace and conflict in Egypt and have barely been able to peel myself away from the coverage of ongoing events, I get a lot of questions on my views of what's transpired recently.

Tales of Gunfire, Forced Evacuation and Beer Pong

Mat Wolf | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Mat Wolf

Those aren't fireworks. That's an AK-47. Probably more than one. So swam the thoughts in my head as I sat relaxing in my Cairo apartment the night of July 5.

Egyptian Revolutionary Youth Inspires With Solutions

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Stephanie Rudat

Explicit. Pragmatic. Solution-oriented. In under three minutes, this young man articulates voids within the recently suspended Egyptian constitution and what is needed for a democratic experience he believes will allow Egypt to thrive.

Three Days in Cairo

Mat Wolf | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Mat Wolf

"Do you really want to come to Egypt? Right now? Really?" The job interview was friendly, but not encouraging. Work as a freelancer had dried up and a nice stable desk job, albeit one in an unstable country, would at least be interesting. So I said yes, booked my ticket, and prepared to fly into the unknown.

Letter From Cairo

Victor J. Willi | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Victor J. Willi

What happened yesterday is phenomenal and unprecedented in Egyptian history. While millions of Egyptians cheered and partied until in the early morning on June 30th, and then again yesterday, following the sacking of Morsi, there is, however, a flip side to the coin.

What are Egyptians up to Again?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Those who don't pay much attention to Egypt would be forgiven for thinking that the images dominating their television sets these days are simply a replay of the popular revolution that overthrew President Mubarak two and a half years ago. They are not. What we are watching today is an attempt by a majority of normal Egyptians to reclaim a revolution that has stalled. They are out on the street in order to reset the conditions for success, and to place the country on a more promising and prosperous path. Make no mistake, these are messy, noisy, uncertain and unpredictable days for Egypt.

The New Police State: An Argument for Rewriting the Words to 'Universal Soldier'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

I am certain most have heard - or heard of - this famous anti-war song of the '60s which was written and released first by Buffy Sainte-Marie and then...

Egypt - The Next Revolution

John Graham | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
John Graham

The fire under the pot is again building. June 30 will be the first anniversary of the Morsi government and many say the violence could renew then. There will indeed be another revolution in Egypt. Whether or not it is violent remains to be seen.

Ambassador Pickering Discusses Egyptian Instability

Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, former Ambassador to Israel, Russia and the United Nations and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, ...

Do the People of the MENA Prefer Dictators Over Democracy?

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

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.

WATCH: Revolution Brings Little Change For Egyptian Women

Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, protesters remain in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but this time directed at democratically elected Presi...

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.

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...