That the long persecuted and banned Muslim Brotherhood is now in power is a striking sign that the space for political organizing has been expanded in an unprecedented way.
The current Egyptian opposition has two main objectives: putting Egypt on the route towards genuine democratisation and stopping the project that it believes political Islam is leading in the country and that it deems perilous to the first objective. As such, the opposition has two macro options: to continue to resort to street pressure, or to work through the ballot box.
Building a rights-respecting state may not be as exhilarating as toppling an abusive regime, but it is essential if revolution is not to become a byway to repression by another name.
Until just this past week, no high ranking public figure in Egypt has had anything beyond a neatly trimmed mustache for more than a century
An economic outlook for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as part of the economic analysis by the World Bank.
Any reform program that the government wishes to undertake will raise a myriad of administrative, financial and political economy challenges. The Government needs to be ready to address those challenges through a well thought out action plan –through input of civil society and intellectuals- translating reforms or policy statements into actionable policies that tangibly impact citizens’ lives.
The struggle for post-revolutionary Egypt isn't a high-stakes game of political chicken so much as an economic marathon that has no clear finish line
It is time to dispense with the myth that only western capitalism can teach the world to be free
As in most authoritarian systems, education during the past decades in Egypt denied Egyptians access to quality learning, and thus to the right to dignity and equity.
A utopian green environment isn’t necessarily one that is full of trees and open spaces; it is one that is compact, full of high side-by-side apartment buildings, and bustling with people.
It’s a battle, being a woman in an Arab country, but perhaps the dire conditions makes us fighters.
How one would explain the unspoken rules of Cairo traffic to a non-Egyptian trying to learn how to drive on the roads of our everyday craziness? Read on to find out!
why have Buddhist monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?
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.
On his upcoming trip to the Middle East, U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first visit as president to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
Liberals in Egypt criticize the new constitution for its lack of protection for women’s rights. Do women in Canada suffer from different kinds of inequalities?