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Walking Into A Trap: How I Ended Up On Trial In Egypt

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 11.01.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In the months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president it seemed as though some invisible force was trying to turn what had been a peaceful revolution into a deeply divided and violent one. There were riots, assassinations and acts of arson; all committed by unknown perpetrators.

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

Patience and Patients

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 05.18.2014 | World
Monique El-Faizy

Egypt continues to be in a holding pattern while it waits for General Sisi, the Minister of Defense who is widely viewed as the solution to all that ails Egypt, to announce that he will run for president. There are few who doubt that he will.

Ghonim and El Baradei Must Speak Up

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

Ghonim and Baradei have a moral obligation to speak up against this coup and do whatever is within their capacity to reroute Egypt from the path that is leading it to a dark abyss. They must speak up.

Egypt's Rebels Who Lost Their Cause?

Khaled Diab | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Some critics in Egypt have wondered whether Tamarod's cosy relationship with the military and its growing jingoism is a sign that the movement sold out its revolutionary ethos to become a loyal lapdog to the SCAF.

U.S. Foregin Policy and Egypt's Political Stalemate

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although the recent developments have drawn strong reactions from around the world, international diplomatic pressure -- particularly from the West and the United States -- has not been effective.

A Democratic Roadmap for Egypt

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

The fact remains that Morsi was a democratically elected president. Those who voted for him have every right to demand the contract they entered be honored.

Crocodile's Coup: Sobek Reincarnated

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

General Sisi's attempt to exchange favors with the Egyptian people is telling of more than SCAF's tyranny; it shows a glimpse of the dynamics of SCAF's relationship with the Egyptian people, and SCAF's perceived narrative of the revolution.

The Big Lie Egypt's Military (And America!) Are Selling The World

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

America should recognize and leverage its influence with Egypt's military to begin pushing for more transparency and accountability, especially in regards to its brutality and dominance in Egypt's political roadmap and its economy.

Who Cut Egypt's Internet?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Here are three possible motives which may decipher who aspired to cut off Egypt's communications.

The IMF's Tall Order for Morsi

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Parliamentary elections must be held within two months according to the new constitution, leaving Morsi's political opponents on the right and the left licking their chops at an opportunity to exploit economic woes.

Remember, Remember the 29th of December

Freedom House | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Freedom House

The success or failure of Egypt's transition will have a significant effect on the rest of the Arab world, and the country's current economic, social, and political challenges are all but overwhelming.

The Morsi Method

Tam Hussein | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Tam Hussein

President Morsi's dismissal of Field Marshall Tantawi may appear like a schoolboy stunt; an opportune moment to capitalize on the failure of the Egyptian military. Yet to take on such a powerful institution head on suggests method and reveals a certain confidence in their power base.

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 Torch of Misinformation Has Been Passed

David Uberti | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
David Uberti

As we've seen in thee U.S. the past decade, the party that wins the information war usually carries the day. But the SCAF's stranglehold on truth is leaving little room for Egyptians to pick their own winners and losers.

Egyptian Activists Should Look Inward

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Dalia Mogahed

Secretary Clinton made her first trip to Egypt since Mohammed Morsy was sworn in as the country's first freely elected civilian president amid a power struggle between elected officials and the military. The Egyptian people, not Washington, will ultimately decide who wins.

Morsi in Debt

Adel Iskandar | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Adel Iskandar

Virtually no single political institution, party, organization, group, or movement possesses a reservoir of absolute legitimacy in the current maelstrom.

Libya's Big Step Forward... Then What?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all of the good cheer on election day, there were sad reminders that the Transitional National Council remains locked in a bitter contest with unruly, violent-prone militias and tribal gunmen who continue to roam vast swaths of Libya, refusing to lay down their arms.

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.

Egypt's Elections: Lessons and the Way Forward

James Zogby | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
James Zogby

President-elect Morsi now has a mandate to govern. But he would be wise to proceed with caution. Egypt's nascent democracy is still a work in progress. There are clearly two poles in the contest for power -- and an emergent third pole in the making.

What You Need To Know About Egypt's New Government

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

In the wake of Egypt's historic presidential elections, the distribution of power in the country remains up in the air. Just who does what, exactly? ...

Egypt's Democratic Triumph

Scott MacLeod | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Scott MacLeod

Morsi's victory is testimony to the Brotherhood's ability to mobilize Egyptians against a deeply entrenched political system, and to convince Egyptians that its candidate was the most capable of taking the helm after Mubarak's removal from power.

Egypt Waits For President

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

By Tamim Elyan and Alastair Macdonald CAIRO, June 23 (Reuters) - Egyptians were waiting for a president on Saturday, the first they ha...

WTF Happened to Egypt's Revolution?

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Though the military promised a transition to democracy through a three-stage election process, it has now delegitimized its own proposed process, proving the elections were nothing more than a charade.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WTF Happened To Egypt's Revolution? | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

For more than six decades, Egypt has been ruled by a military dictatorship led by Hosni Mubarak, a military man that U.S. administrations long propped...