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Suez Canal: A cruise to the past

It took a long journey for the Suez Canal to reach its current state today, a journey witnessing several closings and instability of the canal’s operations. Today, Egypt celebrates the opening of the canal’s expansion

The documentary “The Trace of The Butterfly” which was produced in 2014
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The cinematic political scene in Al-Sisi’s first year

In Egypt, the past four years since the 25 January Revolution held several overwhelming emotions for people, which differed from pride and happiness to depression and anger. That was definitely translated in films which were and are still being produced.

Amr Khalifa

A visit to Egypt before Tahrir

By Amr Khalifa Speaking of tyrants Nael Shama said: “A typical consequence of such a distorted mind set is the equation between personal criticism and disloyalty.” Though that particular article was penned in the summer of 2008, two and half years before the [25 January] revolution, it is such a penetrating deconstruction that will draw …

James M. Dorsey

Abu Trika: Bridging Egyptian polarisation or signalling a shift in attitudes?

By James M. Dorsey Few are able to bridge Egypt’s deeply polarising divide between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood, following the 2013 military coup that toppled president Mohammed Morsi. Mohammed Abu Trika, Egypt’s most celebrated and storied football player, is proving to be either the exception that proves the rule or an indication …

Hussien Abd Rabu

Hidden war on Mubarak’s state and Al-Sisi’s regime

By Hussien Abd Rabu How did it feel to listen to former president Hosni Mubarak when he was congratulating the Egyptian people on Sinai Independence Day, and talking about his sacrifices to liberate the occupied land and his evaluation of the current regime? And a while after that you see his son, Gamal Mubarak, taking …

Mohammed Nosseir

How much longer can Al-Sisi manage to manipulate Egyptian politics?

By Mohammed Nosseir People may think that authoritarian rule is an easy task. However, the truth is quite the opposite; it is a far more complicated undertaking than democratic rule. Whereas democratic rule is a collective work, in which responsibilities are shared among the President, members of Parliament, governmental institutions and others, authoritarian rule requires …

Ahmed Tharwat

Notes from America: The world is run by ‘generals’

By Ahmed Tharwat Harry S. Truman once said: “The ‘C’ students run the world.” That was a long time ago, and now the world is run by “Generals” – still “C” Students – in two different camps. The first camp is usually run by military generals like Saddam, Gaddafi, Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, Al-Sisi, Mugabe, Barre, …

Ahmed Tharwat

Notes from America: The flag

By Ahmed Tharwat The American flag consists of 13 horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. It has three colours; red symbolises hardiness and valour, white symbolises purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. As …

Ahmed Tharwat

Notes from America: The accidental hero

By Ahmed Tharwat In his book “Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era”, Joseph Nye of Harvard University divided American presidents into two groups. One is made up of “transformational” leaders – those with the grandiose goal of using American influence to spread democracy and liberty around the world. The second group contains …

Mohammed Nosseir

A word of advice to Al-Sisi: Prompt reform to prevent chaos

By Mohammed Nosseir President Al-Sisi ran a very successful election campaign, persuading millions of Egyptians to vote for him in order to save the country from the Muslim Brotherhood. So far, the president appears not to heed the fact that Egyptians initially revolted against the lack of justice, freedom and dignity that existed for almost …