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Wael Nawara
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An Egyptian writer and strategist, Wael is a co-founder of Al Dustour Party and the National Association for Change. Wael Nawara was a visiting Fellow at the Institute of Politics, Harvard University in 2012 and was profiled by TIME in 2011 as the magazine named "the Protester" Person of the Year. Wael is a regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines such as Al Masry Al Youm, Dostor and Economic Reform Journal. He is a co-founder of Al Dustour Party and the National Association of Change. Wael was also co-founder and president of the Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy (AAFD), a coalition of Arab liberal parties and organizations. Wael is the author of several titles that include “The Third Republic, Chronicles of Change", "In Search of the Boy", "The Path for Change" and "Anti-Monopoly and Free Competition”. He writes and lectures on various topics, including political and economic reform, transition strategies, the parallel state, post-realism, national competitiveness, cultural development and educational reform. He graduated with Honors as a Mechanical Engineer from Ain Shams University in 1984. Earned Masters in international marketing from University of Strathclyde, 1991.

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Choosing Between Evils: Egyptians Realize Gravity of What Is Coming and Yet March Ahead

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 1:18 PM

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Egypt -- June 30, 2013


After hearing Morsi's 157-minute speech in a downtown café, I was in a taxi going home well past midnight, when the driver suddenly slowed down while asking me; "Would you mind if we stopped here just for...

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SCAF Chief Is a Few Steps Behind Protesters' Demands

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 9:06 AM

As if they had not learned from a lesson they witnessed firsthand, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) of Egypt issued a communiqué which is way behind what protesters would accept. Tantawi, SCAF chief, came out on TV and instead of issuing a public apology to the families...

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A Message to Netanyahu, on the Wake of Protesters Storming Israeli Embassy in Cairo

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2011 | 6:52 PM

If you have been witnessing the recent events in Cairo, especially those related to your Embassy in Giza, with confusion, I would like to explain this from one Egyptian perspective. First, I want you to know that with the exception of "justice", Egyptians value nothing more than peace. Since the...

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Global Debt Crisis: Can a Collective Currency Devaluation Do the Trick?

(23) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 10:34 AM

Every country in the world, except for perhaps a handful, severely suffers from a growing debt crisis. Collectively, this is crippling the world economy and threatening the world with global instability following an imminent collapse of the international financial and economic systems. But if virtually all countries are in debt,...

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Egyptians Unseat the Pharaoh

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 11:31 AM

For the first time in their history, the people of Egypt remove their ruler through peaceful protests that lasted for 18 days. Having used the term peaceful, around 350 died and more than 5,000 were injured as police used excessive force including tear gas bombs, rubber bullets and...

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Egyptian People Tell Mubarak OUT

(16) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 2:23 PM

The Egyptian people have decided to communicate directly with the oppressive regime to demonstrate that they want it out. Having failed to deliver the message through the censored media, banned political parties and controlled unions, or even through the parallel media such as blogs, Facebook or Twitter, which the regime...

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Amr Moussa May be Offering a Safe Exit for the Egyptian Regime

(12) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 4:43 PM

Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League (AL), has made a surprising statement regarding his intentions to run as a candidate in Egypt's presidential race. "Every qualified Egyptian has the right to run for the presidency", said Moussa at an AL conference in Cairo on Monday. "As...

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Step Aside, Justice: Judges Out of the Picture in Egypt's Elections

(6) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 4:02 PM

Justice Waleed El Shafey is puzzled. Why would the regime bring judges to supervise elections where they have no authority or power to do their job? According to an interview with Al Masry Al Youm, Egypt's largest independent daily newspaper, Judge Shafey described the humiliating episode he had to endure...

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Why Should Israel Behave?

(5) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 10:03 AM

The first lesson of manners you learn as a child is that misbehavior has consequences. Undesirable consequences. You throw the bowl of macaroni on the floor and your mum or dad will give you the first angry look you ever experience. You spill some paint over mummy's favorite Turkish hand-made...

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Egypt's Ruling Party Parliamentarians: Police Should Shoot Demonstrators!

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 2:15 PM

Representatives in Egypt's People's Assembly have called upon the Police to shoot demonstrators with live bullets. These statements came during a Parliamentary session in Cairo. Nachaat El Kassas and Ahmed Akrab, members of the National Democratic Party (NDP), as well as Ragab Helal Hemida, supposedly an opposition MP, said that...

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State-Owned Media Lies, Corruption and Mind Control

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2010 | 2:16 PM

On Easter Sunday, 2010, Al Ahram published a photo on its front page, that shows ElBaradei, ex-IAEA Chief and a possible candidate for Egypt's 2011 Presidential Race, sitting next to Margaret Scobey, U.S. Ambassador in Egypt, attending Easter Mass at the Orthodox Cathedral in Abbassia, Cairo.

ElBaradei news and photos...

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Guilty of Hope: Egyptian Activists Arrested For Promoting El Baradei

(7) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 9:29 AM

Last night, several Egyptian Activists and bloggers were arrested while they were spraying some graffiti banners promoting El Baradei and demanding change. Today, Ahmed Maher, one of the leaders of the 6th April Movement, and other activists were accused of subversive behavior endangering peace and order and similar bogus charges....

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Avatar: A Call For a New Religion?

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 6:20 PM

We killed our mother. According to Pandora inhabitants, the Na'vi, by 2154 A.D., we, earthlings, would have killed the womb which gives life to our species. We have killed the trees, forests, animals, mountains, rivers, winds and seas. We have upset the natural balance of earth, air, water and fire...

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After The Swiss Ban On Building Minarets, 3D Islam: A Religion Or A Political Ideology?

(132) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 7:15 PM

 

The 3D Islam and the Swiss Ban on Building Minarets
3D Islam
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Egyptian TV Channels On Strike In Key Football Match

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2009 | 11:33 AM

The land of Egypt has recently witnessed thousands of protests during the past few years! Protests have now expanded to space! In a sudden brave move, several Egyptian Private T.V. Satellite Channels have seized transmission for the duration of the widely-watched and highly-charged FIFA World Cup Qualifiers'...

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The Virus Behind Fort Hood Shootings

(15) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 1:33 PM

How did Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a “calm” man according to his neighbors, become so mentally unstable to the extent that he would open fire on his own colleagues, killing 13 and injuring 38 before he himself was shot by an officer and incapacitated?  Nidal, a Medical Doctor (Psychology) was...

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Opposition Can Seriously Damage your Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2009 | 8:32 AM

Since I started writing in Facebook a few years ago, quite a few of the friends I meet or make at Facebook give it straight to me. That I lose a lot of my credibility by being associated with, in their words, “controversial political figures from the opposition." To tell...

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Neocons' Jihad against Liberal Parties in Egypt

(7) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 6:00 PM

The Ultimate Divide II

Two weeks ago, I received the strangest call I could imagine. It was from a colleague from a liberal party from Sweden. He asked me what I thought of the Democratic Front Party of Egypt! At first, I did not understand the question. Why would someone...

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For Peace-to-Be: Obama Wins Nobel Prize for Hope!

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 11:23 AM

Realizing that peace was probably nowhere near, the Norwegian Nobel Committee may have decided to award the Nobel Prize to Obama, for Hope. According to reports, the Committee voted unanimously and with ease for Obama, for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The Nobel committee...

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Facebook Blues and the Death of Privacy

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 4:26 PM

I have recently observed a number of notes written by fellow Facebookers in which they describe, in varying levels of detail, "romantic relationships" which they allegedly have had with other friends on Facebook. The underlying motive in most of these "notes" would seem to be taking revenge once the relationship...

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