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Gaza, the Gordian knot

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Gaza___ the formula of a quick fix and hope for the best has failed. The simple fact that the recent war in the Gaza strip is the third in six years is enough proof of the read the rest…

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Al-Jazeera Trial and Sisi’s Era

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

“Shocking, appalling, preposterously unjust.” These are excerpts of angry global reactions to the harsh prison sentences of three journalists for Al-Jazeera English by an Egyptian court. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to seven read the rest…

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Sabahy’s challenge

  /  April 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  18 Comments

Egypt’s leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahy has become the second candidate after ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to formally join Egypt’s presidential race. The Sisi/Sabahy presidential race evokes memories of the farcical Mubarak/Ayman Nour election in 2005. Nevertheless, some read the rest…

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The Brotherhood and Britain: The ‘terrorists or us’ theory

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

The British decision to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood and its alleged links with radical militancy has sparked widespread controversy. Many people are justifiably surprised by the sudden decision and the possibility that it is read the rest…

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Egypt and Gaza

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

Last Friday, a small group of Palestinians protested near the Egyptian border, demanding the opening of the Rafah border. Their congregation ended uneventfully; however, it highlights a brewing crisis between post-Morsi Egypt and the Hamas government in read the rest…

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Egypt’s new buffer government

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

The culture of rumours and speculations in Egypt can tempt us to abandon our logical thinking. Take, for example, the resignation of Beblawi’s government—this was a move that took many by surprise, but it shouldn’t read the rest…

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On Egypt’s General Sisi

  /  January 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

As the news has come in of Egypt’s military chief, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, looking for a strong turnout in next week’s constitutional referendum as a mandate to run for president, a mixture of near hysterical praise and read the rest…

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s new initiative: Many motives, one dead end

  /  November 24, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Over the course of a few days, the Muslim Brotherhood has released two very different statements. One is defiant and was issued by their imprisoned leader, ex-president Morsi, who warns that, “Egypt will not recover from read the rest…

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Egypt and political satire

  /  November 3, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

Will political satire survive in Egypt? Since January 2011, satirist Bassem Youssef has become Egypt’s most popular comedian. He has poked fun at nearly every one of Egypt’s political elite, and his merciless, biting jokes about ex-president read the rest…

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