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Egyptian Revolution

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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 | World

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

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 | World
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 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

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.