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Tuesday, July 23,  2019
Marina Ottaway

The military, Islamist parties, and illiberal democrats are all obstacles to a democratic outcome of the Egyptian transition

Adel Abdel Rahim

I will summmon my courage, rely on my Lord, and go ahead and say it: Please forgive President Mubarak and allow him to spend the rest of his life without further torture

Geoff Mulgan

It’s not how big your government is that matters as much as how well it works, and how open and responsive it is


With each new human innovation comes a step towards empowerment. What human beings invent are the tools by which absolute People Power will be made possible

Robert Kesten

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a foundation for policy makes all Egyptians equal and provides a complimentary moral framework to Islam and Christianity

James Zogby

The “other” of the Arab World is actually not very different than the struggles and issues faced by the West as they transitioned to democracy – it’s just going to occur with local colour and nuance

Tarek Osman

Unlike in Turkey or Iran, the army was not at a distance from the people, was not billed as a guardian of the state

David R. Ignatius

To say that there are dangers ahead for Egypt and its neighbors is only to state the obvious. For the historical truth is that although revolutions are always lovable in their infancy, they tend to become less so as they age

Mahmoud "Sandmonkey" Salem

The revolutionaries and the silent majority are playing the blame game and missing the underlying fundamental problems that won’t go away simply by “clearing” Tahrir

Khaled Shaalan

Egyptian revolutionaries – having accomplished a noble and popular uprising – now need to turn into politicians


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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