Egypt

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The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism

Samuel Tadros, American Interest

Eight Hopeful Legacies of the Arab Spring

John Cassidy, The New Yorker

The Slaves of Sinai

Geoffrey Clarfield, National Post

From liberals to Islamists, one of the only ideas that binds Egyptians is anti-Semitism. Where did it come from? Why is Egyptian culture so drenched in this toxic ideology? And wha...(full article)

Armed extremist groups in Egypt have spread their operations from the remote areas of the Sinai Peninsula to the densely populated metropolises of Cairo and the Delta....(full article)

More than three years after the Arab Spring began, the political situation in the Middle East is depressing. In Syria, a brutal civil war continues, with the forces of Bashar al-As...(full article)

Between 2009-2013, it is estimated that 25,000-30,000 people were victims of Sinai trafficking and that they and their relatives overseas have paid ransoms to their Sinai Bedouin c...(full article)

The Arab Spring may become the textbook example of the geopolitics of food prices -- the food riots and subsequent revolutions transfixed the world. But shifts in food price may be...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

The False Promise of Arab Regime-led Reform - Rami Khouri, Daily Star

This approach of feigned reforms from the top has been used by most Arab autocrats during the past decades of rule, and never, ever has it resulted in real change. Talk of reform o...

Why Street Protests Don't Work - Moises Naim, The Atlantic

Aerial photos of the anti-government marches routinely show an intimidating sea of people furiously demanding change. And yet, it is surprising how little these crowds achieve. T...

Egypt Must Change Its Repressive Ways - Los Angeles Times

The U.S. should push Cairo's military rulers to stop the crackdown on opposition groups and talk with them instead....

Don't Ignore Women's Struggles in Muslim World - Margaret Wente, G&M

Most Western feminists are curiously silent about these issues. It seems they’d rather spend their time warning about “rape culture” and denouncing the misogyny, ...

Egypt Could Be a Global Terror Exporter - Lee Smith, Tablet Magazine

Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter....

Egyptian Murder Verdicts: Repression Under Law - Boston Globe

If the lives of hundreds of Egyptians weren’t at stake, the death penalties imposed upon 529 people Monday in a perfunctory trial would be almost comical. After holding two heari...

Spare Us the Nasser Imagery in Egypt - Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

Anyone in Egypt who truly believes that Abdel-Nasser was a historic figure worthy of emulation is deeply and dangerously mistaken. I say this because in retrospect we see that the ...

Egypt's Mass Travesty - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The promise of the Arab Spring that swept through much of North Africa and the Middle East two years ago has yet to be realized. Although dictators and autocrats found their regime...

Egypt's Christians Put Their Faith in Al-Sisi - Aryn Baker, Time

Now that Sisi is planning a presidential run, he can count on solid support from a Christian population traumatized by fears of continued communal attacks, no matter how many que...

Sisi 2014! Now the Hard Part... - Steven A. Cook, Foreign Policy

The country's trajectory is clearly authoritarian, but its politics are likely to be hotly contested, even under a President Sisi....

Obama Blesses Mideast's New Authoritarian Order - Haroon Siddiqui, Star

Fresh from condemning Russia for punishing Ukraine for daring to be democratic, Barack Obama goes to Saudi Arabia Friday to bless the squelching of democracy in the Middle East. T...

529 Reasons to Doubt Egyptian Justice - Louisa Loveluck, NY Times

It was the kind of mass death sentence that seems to come from another time and place. But the news on Monday that an Egyptian judge had handed down a verdict condemning 529 people...

Resetting U.S.-Egypt Relations - Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Since the ousting of President Mohammad Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood regime on June 30, 2013, US-Egypt relations have been on the worst negative trajectory seen since President Anwar...

Egypt's Bloody Purge Is Just Beginning - Bel Trew, Foreign Policy

As hundreds of young men are sentenced to death for the killing of one policeman, the state is gearing up to crush its Islamist enemies....

Egypt: Death and the Deep State - The Guardian

The sentencing of 529 of the Muslim Brotherhood to death will send a shudder through those who cheered on the revolution....

A Death Sentence for Egyptian Democracy - Magdi Abdelhadi, Guardian

Ever since the interim government in Egypt declared war on the Muslim Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation, it has pursued a course of action that has swelled th...

Freedom of Religion Nonexistent in Egypt - Mahmoud Salem, Al Monitor

After June 30, 2013, many people thought that the end of Muslim Brotherhood rule would bring about military-enforced secularism, or more religious and personal freedom. Instea...

Sisi Has Plunged Egypt into Catastrophe - Yahia Hamed, The Guardian

The military coup in Egypt in July 2013 was predicated on three deceptively simple arguments: Mohamed Morsi's year in office was a disaster; the people demanded his removal; the ...

Egypt's Dubious Savior Eyes the Presidency - Toronto Star

As Egyptians prepare for presidential elections, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi confidently claims the support of the majority before the first ballot is cast....

Torture Is Back in Egypt - Tom Dale, Global Post

Torture is back in Egypt....

False Cheers for Democracy - Paul Pillar, The National Interest

Here is where the invocation of democracy has been mistaken and misplaced. Some of the most enthusiastic proponents of active, U.S.-led promotion of democracy have more than once i...

Glimmers of Hope in Egypt - Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

Egypt is still very much a work in constitutional progress, but there is a “roadmap” to democracy in place, and when seen from the perspective of Egypt’s women, p...

Egypt Regime's Miracle HIV Cure - Ahmed Abdel-Raheem, The Commentator

Almost certainly a political miracle rather than a medical one, Egypt's claim to have an instant cure for HIV and Hepatitis shows the lengths the coup leaders will go for legitimac...

Egypt Can Stop Radicalization - Emad Shahin, Washington Post

Egypt is spiraling toward instability and radicalization. Since last summer’s coup, the military-backed regime has used brute force to try to restore peace and manage its form ...

Egypt's New Dictator Was Made in the USA - Gregg Carlstrom, Politico Mag

Sisi rose through an army that was rapidly reorienting itself away from the Soviet Union and toward the United States. Today more than half of Egypt’s combat aircraft, and ne...

Why Egypt Hates Al Jazeera - Gregg Carlstrom, Foreign Policy

The network's Cairo-based staff, who stand accused of running a terror cell from a luxury hotel, find themselves caught in the middle of a regional power struggle....

Going for the Jugular in Egypt - The Guardian

The deaths of two South Koreans and their driver will, rightly or wrongly, send the message abroad that Egypt is still unsafe....

The Cairo Cult of Field Marshal al-Sisi - Adam Ramsey, Vocativ

He's the man who would be president. For now, he'll have to settle with being on T-shirts, key rings, flags, masks and even chocolates....

This Cairo College Campus Is Now a War Zone - Jon Krohn, Daily Beast

Egypt's prestigious Al Azhar University has been under siege since last summer by students protesting the military coup -- and both sides are preparing for the next round of battle...

Egypt Looks for New Allies - Gulf News

It is good to develop relations with other world powers but priority should be given to Egypt’s ailing economy...

Egypt Reverting to Type - Irish Times

The crackdown on journalists by the Egyptian authorities is a cynical attempt to provide cover for the much wider wave of arrests of Islamists and secular human rights activists th...

The Man Who Wants to Fix Egypt - Hoppe & Steinvorth, Der Spiegel

Mohammed el-Mahdi is Egypt's new minister for reconciliation. He's fighting to create a new country, even as society fragments. It's an uphill task in a land where the military is ...

Sisi's Grave Choice - Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

A wise advisor might, at this crucial stage, be whispering in the Field Marshal's ear that perhaps the burden of the highest office in the land ought be better left to someone like...

The Arab World's False Choice - Michael Young, The National

Arab democrats can legitimately lament their inability to outmanoeuvre their countries’ military. The cravenness of western states aside, Arab societies have too often been pushe...

U.S. Supporting Oppression in Egypt - Ahmed Maher, Washington Post

Egyptian media outlets have been circulating the news that the U.S. Congress passed a law that would allow the Obama administration to continue sending military aid to Egypt despit...

Inside Egypt's War on Journalists - Sharif Abdul Quddus, Mada Masr

In Egypt, journalism can now be a form of terrorism. At least that's what prosecutors are alleging in a case targeting Al Jazeera, with 20 defendants referred to trial on charges o...

The Islamists' Goal for Egypt's Christians - Samuel Tadros, Defining Ideas

The fall of the Mubarak regime in February 2011 unleashed a monumental and contagious wave of optimism. Images of Christians and Muslims holding hands in Tahrir Square were broadca...

Too Soon to Judge the Arab Spring? - Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer

I question whether there are leaders in the region capable of persuading fearful publics - including minority Christians and Shiites - that pluralism won't threaten their existence...

The End of Arab Paternalism - Hassan Mneimneh, German Marshall Fund

Behind the empowerment of the Arab Spring and its novel focus on citizen sovereignty lies a deeper realization: the realization that the state can no longer provide. The implicatio...

Three Things Sisi Must Do, ASAP - Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

To head off a crisis, Sisi must tackle these three challenges quickly....

Is Egypt Returning to the Nasser Era? - Max Strasser, Foreign Policy

Sisi has claimed that he dreams about former President Anwar Sadat, but the public image that he has crafted for himself also harkens back to Nasser. Three weeks after ousting Mors...

General Sisi: The Field Marshal Who Could Be Pharaoh - Karl Vick, Time

The man who orchestrated the military's removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi last year now stands poised to make a run for Morsi's old job....

Can Sisi Handle the Egyptian Presidency? - Gregg Carlstrom, Foreign Policy

Egypt’s new Field Marshal-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks ready to seize the presidency. But is it more than he can handle?...

How America Abandoned Egypt's Arab Spring - Cynthia Schneider, CNN

Egyptian voters this month ratified a new constitution that enshrines the military, police and intelligence in positions of unprecedented power. Filmgoers elsewhere could watch "Th...

Egypt's Many Dictators - Nathan Brown, The New Republic

Sisi, while powerful, shows few signs of micromanaging the Egyptian state. Instead, various institutional actors who spent years under what they came to feel was a domineering and ...

Israel Still Mulling Iran Strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to visit Capitol Hill Tuesday after sitting down with President Obama Monday to talk about Iran.Monday's discussion was important for ...

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