Click here for a list of where to find Midan Masr
Recently Added
Tuesday, September 2,  2014

Politics

Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura?
Gianluca Parolin

 If we believe that parliamentary majorities need to be limited, should that limitation (as stipulated in the constitution) be enforced by a specialized court

Read More
Egypt's Interim Cabinet: Challenges and Expectations
Adel El-Adawy

The cabinet also includes an unprecedented number of women and Christians (three of each). And the majority of the appointees are technocrats without political party affiliations

Read More
What Led to Morsi's Fall—and What Comes Next?
Sharif Abdel Kouddous

That a popular revolt facilitated Morsi’s ouster is undeniable. But it has also solidified the military’s role as the final arbiter of power in Egypt.

Read More
True Democrats Don't Bankroll Juntas
Joshua Stacher

Having pitted the secular revolutionaries against the Muslim Brothers, the generals have successfully divided the coalition that overthrew Mubarak in 2011 and they now stand atop.

Read More

Economy

Gulf Aid to Egypt and U.S. Policy
Simon Henderson

What does Gulf aid to Egypt mean for the United States

Read More
Egypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help Itself
Michael Singh

U.S. policymakers are worrying about yet another looming contingency: economic collapse in Egypt. For them “It is important, even urgent, that the Egyptian economy gets stronger.”

Read More
Egypt Lacks Oil and Sense of Humor
Claude Salhani

Instead of tackling the litany of explosive economic and security crises on his plate, President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt orders the arrest of comedian B.Y.

Read More
Finding the trend in transition
Caroline Freund

An economic outlook for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as part of the economic analysis by the World Bank.

Read More

Life

The Case for Women’s Rights in Post-Uprising Egypt
Mirette F. Mabrouk

The multiple challenges faced by Egyptian women are best viewed through the assaults on their political participation and their basic rights in the constitution .

Read More
From Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient Egypt
Joann Fletcher

Ancient Egyptians viewed their universe as a complete duality of male and female, hence their enlightened attitudes toward sexual equality.

Read More
Do-Re-Me-Fa-So-Leya! The Rhythm of a Nation
Allegra O’Donoghue

If Egyptians continue to fight for their rights with the confidence and fervor that they sing and shimmy then my only concern will be applauding

Read More
Who Rules the Street in Cairo? The Residents Who Build It
Michael Kimmelman

Egyptians are figuring out anew how they relate to one another and to the city they have always occupied without quite fully owning — figuring out how to create that city for themselves, politically and socially.

Read More

World

One View from the Ground: Erdogan Targeting Secularism in Turkey

The protests in Taksim Square go beyond a few trees. It is important to understand what is at stake and what the big deal is at Gezi Park. 

Read More
What is in a Park?
Ethemcan Turhan

The protests in Turkey are far more than the about the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city

Read More
Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?
Alan Strathern

why have Buddhist monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?

Read More
Letter to a revolutionary
Julia Tieke

Since long, I have been wanting to write this letter. I was hesitant, thinking about it, yes, quite often, but never starting it for real.

Read More

Rants

There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

View More

EDITORIAL

Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

View More

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

View More

Constitution

View More

 

Polls

Removing the word "civil" from the Constitution will result in
 A military state
 A theocratic (religious) state
 A civil state
 Don''t care
Do you support holding football matches with fans attending?
 Yes
 No
 Don''t care
View More Results