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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.

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

Egypt and the West: the Liberal-Islamist Paradox

Khaled Diab | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

In the liberal/progressive reaches where principle matters most, there has been confusion over which principles take priority, mixed in with a profound misunderstanding (sometimes willful) of Egypt's political reality.

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.

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.

The Sphinx Is Watching

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

It's hard to mask the fact that so much of this campaign was less about Egypt's future economic challenges, and far more about the role of religious and political Islam coursing through Egypt's body politic.

The Military vs. the Muslim Brotherhood: Interview With an Egyptian Colonel

Maurice Chammah | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Maurice Chammah

He puts me in charge of handing over his warning and plea to the U.S. "We need American help to create a strong civil state, without fear, without Islamists, without military rule," he shouts, nearly spitting the 't' in 'without'.

Commemorating the First Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution From Several Vantage Points

Sahar Taman | Posted 03.31.2012 | World
Sahar Taman

I had been invited by the Ambassador, an invitation extended to the Egyptian American community, to a reception to celebrate the first anniversary of the 25th of January Egyptian Revolution.

Technology Companies: The New Human Rights Players

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

When technology companies work together with NGOs to incorporate the best interests of their users into policies, we can keep the platforms and tools essential to the millions of citizen activists from serving the wrong side of justice.

Joshua Hersh

Egypt Elections: Turmoil In Tahrir Square Casts Pall Over Ruling Military Regime, An American Ally | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- As tens of thousands of people packed into downtown's Tahrir Square for the eighth straight day of massive street protests against Egypt's mi...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Wall Street's Expedition to Egypt | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- When Occupy Wall Street's General Assembly approved a resolution on Nov. 10 to send election observers to Egypt, the idea seemed relativel...

Egypt: Tantawi Did Not Learn From Mubarak

Hoda Osman | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Hoda Osman

Time is Tantawi's worst enemy right now. If he follows Mubarak's style of delayed response, and the violence continues, the demands will increase and the situation will become more complex.

Unholy Alliance: Egypt's Military & The Muslim Brotherhood

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Despite protestations of its purported political neutrality Egypt's besieged military leadership has been secretly funneling financial, food, and security support to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its allied Salafist parties in the run up to next week's parliamentary elections.

What Really Happened Sunday Night in Cairo?

Maurice Chammah | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Maurice Chammah

What happened on Sunday in Egypt? Over the coming days, international media will clean up its coverage and separate fact from fiction, while the viewers feel like they're getting the real story.