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Friday, July 19,  2019
Kenneth Roth

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. 

Youssef Chouhoud

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 

Joel Beinin

Independent trade unionists strongly oppose Decree 97. On November 28 the Center for Trade Union and Workers Services (CTUWS) held a conference under the slogan, “No to the “Brotherhoodization of the Unions.”

Zaid Al-Ali

How flawed is Egypt’s new Constitution? Does it solve the country’s more important problems? Does it live up to the aspirations that were expressed through the Egyptian revolution?

Salah Montaser

I want to know what new ideas this draft Constitution offers for the achievement of justice, citizens' rights and duties, powers of the ruler as far as government, parliament and the judiciary are concerned.

Alex Vatanka

In Iran, the authorities have not only stopped praising Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi as an Islamist revolutionary, but some corners in Tehran are already expressing significant misgivings about the Egyptian Islamist and his ultimate true political ideology and agenda.

Marina Ottaway

Eighteen months after their uprising on January 25th, 2011, Egyptians are still struggling to accept the idea that Egypt’s future should be determined by democratic political contestation, rather than by the street, politicized courts, and the military.

Mehrunisa Qayyum

Is pragmatic negotiation the way to bring the Egyptian military into the democratic process?

Ranya Khalifa

Yes! Morsy’s latest constitutional declaration has reignited revolutionaries and, more importantly, united all non-Islamist political parties like never before.  

Agnes Czajka

Although Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s domestic record leaves a lot to be desired, it is his impressive performance in the international arena that sustains his international reputation.


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

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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

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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

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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?
 Don''t care
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