Midan Masrhttp://www.midanmasr.com/en/The latest articles for Midan Masr© 2011, Midan Masr. All rights reserved.Economy|¡Viva La Recesión! Are bad economies good for democracy?¡Viva La Recesión! Are bad economies good for democracy? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=68Are bad economies good for democracy? It wasn’t economic growth that pushed Tunisians, Egyptians, and now Libyans and Yemenis out into the streetsSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|“The Voice of the Ego” – A Short Story“The Voice of the Ego” – A Short Story http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=197The Voice of the Ego - A short story by Ahmed RabahThu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|A Guide Through the Egyptian Maze of Justice A Guide Through the Egyptian Maze of Justice http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=168Egypt’s legal and judicial tradition is both deep and complex—it sometimes seems that understanding its current structure requires an archeologist as much as a lawyerMon, 25 Jun 2012 20:46:58 GMTLife|A History of Tahrir SquareA History of Tahrir Square http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=140No one, not even a historian, could have imagined that this aptly named public space would nurture a spark that would set the entire Middle East ablazeWed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|A Map of the Nile Basin and the Water Flow into EgyptA Map of the Nile Basin and the Water Flow into Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=319Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:20:23 GMTEconomy|A Market Economy with Social Justice… How can this be Achieved?A Market Economy with Social Justice… How can this be Achieved? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=123Political parties and presidential candidates must switch from this superficial magical slogan "Market Economy and Social Justice" to the details that underline and demonstrate the seriousness of the matterSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|A Message to the Holders of Exclusive RightsA Message to the Holders of Exclusive Rights http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=124Leave us to worship God as we see Him, loving and merciful even if we stray at times. He forgives our sins.  Let us be, for the ones you perceive most blasphemous among us may be closer to God than youThu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|A Nation Born in Tahrir with no FearA Nation Born in Tahrir with no Fear http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=91Some of us are destined to make history. And some have to tell the story so that future generations know the majesty behind people's revolutions and their glorySat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|A Vote of Confidence for the PresidencyA Vote of Confidence for the Presidency http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=195In the wake of the constitution-making process, members of the Constitution Drafting Committee will have to grapple with the substantive issues that have been delayed by procedural maneuveringSat, 08 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Abdullah HassanAbdullah Hassan http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=279This time we’re featuring videos by a talented rising filmmaker, Abdullah Hassan.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTAbout Us|About Midan MasrAbout Midan Masr http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=70 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Actionable Policies Speak Louder Than WordsActionable Policies Speak Louder Than Words http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=255Any reform program that the government wishes to undertake will raise a myriad of administrative, financial and political economy challenges. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|All Unionized and Nowhere to GoAll Unionized and Nowhere to Go http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=268Independent 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.”Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Alright, we had a revolution. Now what?Alright, we had a revolution. Now what? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=81Transparency is an integral part of any successful democratic system. If our future is being decided now, then we must be able to play a part. And for that to happen, we need to know the rules of the gameSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTConstitution|An Egyptian Revolution - 4000 years agoAn Egyptian Revolution - 4000 years ago http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=247 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:11:32 GMTPolitics|An immediate roadmap for the Egyptian oppositionAn immediate roadmap for the Egyptian opposition http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=271The Egyptian opposition has two main objectives: putting Egypt on the route towards genuine democratisation and stopping the project that it believes political IslamThu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|An Interview: If you could kick out Mubarak, I’m sure that you can do a lot more!An Interview: If you could kick out Mubarak, I’m sure that you can do a lot more! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=183An Interview: If you could kick out Mubarak, I’m sure that you can do a lot more!Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|An Israeli Spring?An Israeli Spring? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=153Israel has done nothing to promote democracy in the Arab world and, a great deal to undermine Palestinian democracyFri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTEditorial|An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradeiAn open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=272I 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 to democracy during the final years of the Mubarak regime.Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|And Then We Whine When They Hate UsAnd Then We Whine When They Hate Us http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=141Egypt is no longer great, and we can no longer whine when others hate us. We do not have that right. We lost and still are losing any form of goodwill we have in the regionTue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Anne Marie WatersAnne Marie Waters http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=349Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:23:24 GMTLife|Arab Spring Turns to Christian WinterArab Spring Turns to Christian Winter http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=215A year on, pro-revolution Christians are much harder to find.Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Arabs Give Neo-Cons a Reality CheckArabs Give Neo-Cons a Reality Check http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=105When the history of this seminal period is written it will be noted that the movements that launched it all were started by Arabs, who took steps to create their own futuresSun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Basic Facts About the Nile BasinBasic Facts About the Nile Basin http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=314Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:07:12 GMTWorld|Beyond the Clash of CivilizationsBeyond the Clash of Civilizations http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=80Today, Arab civil society has dispelled its curse: It has moved on from “Either Ben Ali or Bin Laden” to “Neither Bin Laden nor Ben Ali.”Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|BIRTH CERTIFICATEBIRTH CERTIFICATE http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=288 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTvideo|BITE OF BREADBITE OF BREAD http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=291 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|Book Review: Democracy in Arabia Book Review: Democracy in Arabia http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=182Book Review: Democracy in ArabiaSat, 04 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Bread And UrbanismBread And Urbanism http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=138The constant need for more agricultural land and more housing means that planners and politicians need to devise an urban model built on densitySun, 29 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Brooklyn, Egypt, and SpongeBob Brooklyn, Egypt, and SpongeBob http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=208Democracy, it turns out, is something to strive for. It’s a direction, a state of being - not an event.Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Building a Free Press in Egypt from the Ground UpBuilding a Free Press in Egypt from the Ground Up http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=37Only when there is adequate legal protection and recognition of the value of independent journalism will individuals and institutions be able to write and publish freelySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|Cairo - A PoemCairo - A Poem http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=157Cairo - A PoemFri, 11 May 2012 14:13:17 GMTLife|Can Revolutionary Purity Beat Corruption? Can Revolutionary Purity Beat Corruption? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=130History tells us that every revolution has its enemies, they prey on it to abort it, to regain what they lost or could be lost should the revolution succeed and achieve all its goalsSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTCompetitions|Cartoon Caption ContestCartoon Caption Contest http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=77In every issue we will publish one cartoon that doesn’t have a caption. We invite readers to submit their suggestions for the cartoon’s caption in Arabic or English to captions@midanmasr.comWe will print the winning caption, along with the name of the author, in the following issue.  Creativity and good humour will be the primary selection criteria. Awaiting your caption suggestions for the cartoon below - Good Luck!!Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTLife|Casting Off the Veil: The Life of Huda Shaarawi, Egypt’s First FeministCasting Off the Veil: The Life of Huda Shaarawi, Egypt’s First Feminist http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=175Book Review:  The Life of Huda Shaarawi, Egypt’s First Feminist (1879-1947)Wed, 11 Jul 2012 02:08:19 GMTNile River|Common Myths About the NileCommon Myths About the Nile http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=310Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:59:39 GMTLife|Compactness and Environmental Responsibility: Manhattan vs. CairoCompactness and Environmental Responsibility: Manhattan vs. Cairo http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=267A 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.Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMTEditorial|ConstitutionConstitution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=161The success of a constitution derives not only from the wisdom and the fairness of the text/document, but most importantly from the widespread involvement, informed participation, and buy-in by all of the people of Egypt into the constitution making processMon, 04 Jun 2012 10:27:56 GMTPolitics|Constitution FirstConstitution First http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=152There is no cure for democracy's imperfections except through democracy itselfFri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Constitution Making Process - Case StudiesConstitution Making Process - Case Studies http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=233 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:12:11 GMTContact Us|Contact UsContact Us http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=76 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Creating Sustainability Leadership – The Key to the Arab World’s Future Creating Sustainability Leadership – The Key to the Arab World’s Future http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=65We are embarking on a new approach where leadership in the world will only be measured in terms of sustainabilitySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|Damned to CooperationDamned to Cooperation http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=192Morsi must legitimate himself to the Tahrir Square movement if he wants to survive the showdown with the imperious military. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=350 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:25:50 GMTLife|Dear Media, Here We Go Again...Dear Media, Here We Go Again... http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=132The information (or the distortion of it) that is selected by media is not only disgraceful but also an insult to the most mediocre intellectSat, 18 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Debates: Islam is vs. is not a peaceful religionDebates: Islam is vs. is not a peaceful religion http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=352 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:35:25 GMTPolitics|Democracy in the Age of American IdolDemocracy in the Age of American Idol http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=86With each new human innovation comes a step towards empowerment. What human beings invent are the tools by which absolute People Power will be made possibleFri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Democracy, Backward March!Democracy, Backward March! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=125Hope for the parliament will never be realized if we impose a quota for this professional group and a quota for that professional groupMon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Did you know that many of Ethiopia’s planned dams will be beneficial for Egypt?Did you know that many of Ethiopia’s planned dams will be beneficial for Egypt? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=329Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:12:29 GMTLife|Do I Still Believe?Do I Still Believe? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=49A personal reflection on the revolution by someone who experienced both the best and the worst it has to offerSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura?Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=353 If we believe that parliamentary majorities need to be limited, should that limitation (as stipulated in the constitution) be enforced by a specialized courtTue, 15 Oct 2013 15:23:54 GMTvideo|Domestic violence; Speak up Domestic violence; Speak up http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=332 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|Don't Mess With Egyptian Women!Don't Mess With Egyptian Women! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=258If anyone is wondering who to support to get rid of Islamists in Egypt, here is your answer. The women of Egypt are some of the strongest women I've ever seen. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|Do-Re-Me-Fa-So-Leya! The Rhythm of a NationDo-Re-Me-Fa-So-Leya! The Rhythm of a Nation http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=295If Egyptians continue to fight for their rights with the confidence and fervor that they sing and shimmy then my only concern will be applaudingTue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMTvideo|DUNYADUNYA http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=287 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTEditorial|Editorial – The NileEditorial – The Nile http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=344It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant.Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:14:38 GMTLife|Education Is the Solution! Education Is the Solution! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=178Egyptian media scientist believes education is the key to give marginalized groups in society broader access to their country's resourcesSat, 21 Jul 2012 12:15:26 GMTLife|Education Reform in Egypt: It’s All About the Teachers! Education Reform in Egypt: It’s All About the Teachers! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=113The key for Egypt’s school systems to succeed is to adopt a combination of monitoring and effective intervention—at the school and the individual level—to ensure that good instruction is delivered consistently across the systemFri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt and the Aid backlash: Lessons for the rest of the world Egypt and the Aid backlash: Lessons for the rest of the world http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=186If “civil society” had been tasked alone with overthrowing the former regime, Mubarak would be preparing for immortality in an official pyramidFri, 17 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt beyond MubarakEgypt beyond Mubarak http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=38It takes imagination and resourcefulness to relinquish a self - image to which you’ve grown accustomed. Who will “the new you” be?Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|Egypt Calling: Lessons in DemocracyEgypt Calling: Lessons in Democracy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=39Local communities are key to the success of a democracy.  Egypt should concentrate on the modest, humdrum, everyday renewal of life in its villages, neighbourhoods, and citiesSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTWorld|Egypt Can’t Replicate the Turkish Model: But It Can Learn From ItEgypt Can’t Replicate the Turkish Model: But It Can Learn From It http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=154Islam and democracy have become compatible in Turkey under neoliberalismSat, 05 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt Elections: Setback for the Transition Egypt Elections: Setback for the Transition http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=181The vote by itself will not decide which faction will prevail, because many of the battles will be fought outside the electoral arena. Some are already being fought nowFri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt Lacks Oil and Sense of HumorEgypt Lacks Oil and Sense of Humor http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=299Instead 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.Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt Tries to Reconstitute ItselfEgypt Tries to Reconstitute Itself http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=209Egypt’s best hope for a democratic transition depends heavily on the process of political reconstruction contained in the constitution-writing processFri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Egypt: Coptic Palm Sunday street parade is axed to keep the peaceEgypt: Coptic Palm Sunday street parade is axed to keep the peace http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=283The 22,000-strong village of Bayadia which is more than 90 percent Christian, had a single church for six different denominations, despite many applications for building permission.Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt’s Beard ComplexEgypt’s Beard Complex http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=269Until just this past week, no high ranking public figure in Egypt has had anything beyond a neatly trimmed mustache for more than a century Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt’s Looming Fiscal Crisis Egypt’s Looming Fiscal Crisis http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=177One of the toughest challenges the new president of Egypt will face is to secure the hefty US$22.5 billion needed to finance the deficit of the recently released state budget Sat, 14 Jul 2012 18:08:34 GMTPolitics|Egypt’s New Constitution: Challenges for Religious Freedom and Related RightsEgypt’s New Constitution: Challenges for Religious Freedom and Related Rights http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=294How does Egypt’s constitution measure up to international standards for constitutional freedom of religion?Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt’s Transition from a Military Republic to a Pluralistic OneEgypt’s Transition from a Military Republic to a Pluralistic One http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=42Unlike in Turkey or Iran, the army was not at a distance from the people, was not billed as a guardian of the stateSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|Egyptian Aid: An Economic VisionEgyptian Aid: An Economic Vision http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=151Sheikh Hassan’s aid proposal would be classified as economic mumbo jumbo by any student of economicsSat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Egyptian Constitutions – OverviewEgyptian Constitutions – Overview http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=236 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:23:26 GMTvideo|Egyptian Film Center ScholarshipEgyptian Film Center Scholarship http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=262A scratched off poster at the Opera grounds, an e-mail address, an opportunity that arose for potential filmmakers at the end of 2009. From a large pool of submissions, the Egyptian Film Center selected five short film scenarios in January 2010 and offered the writers a scholarship to develop their skills.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:11:25 GMTPolitics|Egyptian PragmatismEgyptian Pragmatism http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=159Pragmatism will remain successful and instrumental, whether it is used by good people or by bad - until we discover a more successful way to achieve our life’s objectivesThu, 24 May 2012 16:25:47 GMTLife|Egyptian Revolution In The American MediaEgyptian Revolution In The American Media http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=170Egypt as perceived by the American media has very little to do with realityFri, 03 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egyptians: Where To? Egyptians: Where To? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=201Education, their culture, general taste, and morality is what Egyptians were stripped of; and in my view this amounts to grand treasonSun, 14 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt's Daunting EconomyEgypt's Daunting Economy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=227The 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 lineSun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt's Democracy - Between The Military, Islamists And Illiberal DemocratsEgypt's Democracy - Between The Military, Islamists And Illiberal Democrats http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=145The military, Islamist parties, and illiberal democrats are all obstacles to a democratic outcome of the Egyptian transitionFri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help ItselfEgypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help Itself http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=302U.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.”Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Egypt's Forgotten Fellahin Egypt's Forgotten Fellahin http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=109There is no real agricultural policy in Egypt in the same way there has been no real government and the fellahin (peasants), are an endangered segment of societySat, 24 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt's Interim Cabinet: Challenges and ExpectationsEgypt's Interim Cabinet: Challenges and Expectations http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=346The cabinet also includes an unprecedented number of women and Christians (three of each). And the majority of the appointees are technocrats without political party affiliationsThu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Egypt's opposition risks a dangerous hypocrisyEgypt's opposition risks a dangerous hypocrisy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=328A Muslim Brotherhood witchhunt and an army takeover are not be celebrated. The principles of the revolution are at stakeSun, 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Eight Months - A LifetimeEight Months - A Lifetime http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=40It is understandably difficult for a plural society to emerge quickly after 30 years, but the defeatism of those who voted “no” in the referendum, believing there was too little time to prepare, was strikingSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTConstitution|England and the ConstitutionEngland and the Constitution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=234 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:16:00 GMTEconomy|Entrepreneurship: Expanding the Circle of OpportunityEntrepreneurship: Expanding the Circle of Opportunity http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=93Opportunity offers the chance to satisfy the yearning for fulfillment. A critical question for any transition to democracy is how to lay a proper framework for that opportunity to existFri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Even in Canada Women Suffer from InequalityEven in Canada Women Suffer from Inequality http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=256Liberals 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? Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Facebookers 0, Holybookers 1Facebookers 0, Holybookers 1 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=129The liberal parties now taking shape are chronically fragmented, badly organised, overwhelmingly urban and lacking in leadership.  The result is that liberal democracy will not replace despotism as easily as Washington and London might hopeSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTWorld|Feuding BrothersFeuding Brothers http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=95The Muslim Brotherhood is undeniably a part of that wider Arab population, and Washington should attempt to engage progressive and pragmatic strands within the movementSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|Finding the trend in transitionFinding the trend in transition http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=281An economic outlook for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as part of the economic analysis by the World Bank.Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|First Things FirstFirst Things First http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=101The most relevant fact for the majority of the inhabitants of countries like Egypt and Tunisia is not that they have been governed by tyrants but that they live in crushing poverty Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTvideo|For your EyesFor your Eyes http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=266Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:28:42 GMTPolitics|Freedom and Reform at Egypt's UniversitiesFreedom and Reform at Egypt's Universities http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=213Higher Education in Egypt – flawed and in desperate need of reform – an in-depth analysisSun, 28 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|French Constitutional TimelineFrench Constitutional Timeline http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=231 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTEditorial|From the Midan - Welcome to Midan MasrFrom the Midan - Welcome to Midan Masr http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=69Welcome to the first issue of Midan Masr. Midan Masr aims to be a focal point for information, discussion, and debate regarding current issues that affect Egypt. The content is entirely opinion pieces that we hope reflect the richness and complexities of Egyptian society on a myriad of issuesTue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTLife|From Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient EgyptFrom Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=296Ancient Egyptians viewed their universe as a complete duality of male and female, hence their enlightened attitudes toward sexual equality.Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Fundamental Components of ConstitutionsFundamental Components of Constitutions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=230 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Fundamentals Fundamentals http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=115Every single fundamentalism is synthetic.  It’s a basic intent on going “back to basics”, while completely ignoring the fact that there aren’t actually any “basics” to go back toSat, 24 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Future FocusFuture Focus http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=83Sixty-five per cent of the population in the Middle East is under the age of 30, that is 242 million people. If this youth formed a country, they would constitute the 4th largest country in the world, directly behind the US and ahead of Indonesia. This youth challenge is the most critical economic development challenge facing the Middle East in the 21st century Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTConstitution|Germany Case StudyGermany Case Study http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=238 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:32:05 GMTPolitics|Good And Bad Power In EgyptGood And Bad Power In Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=133It’s not how big your government is that matters as much as how well it works, and how open and responsive it isSat, 18 Feb 2012 14:41:28 GMTEconomy|Gulf Aid to Egypt and U.S. PolicyGulf Aid to Egypt and U.S. Policy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=338What does Gulf aid to Egypt mean for the United StatesMon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Happiness and Production Happiness and Production http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=92As imperfect as they are, happiness indicators offer us some shared basis on which to identify our priorities and are about to receive an objective economic rationaleMon, 20 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Has The Revolution Reached The Heart Of Your Company? Has The Revolution Reached The Heart Of Your Company? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=150Has the revolution reached the heart of your company?Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|History of ConstitutionsHistory of Constitutions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=229 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|History of Constltutional Life in EgyptHistory of Constltutional Life in Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=235 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:19:16 GMTLife|How Can Islam Help Us Tackle Climate ChangeHow Can Islam Help Us Tackle Climate Change http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=210Islam has “the capability of helping to solve one of the greatest problems of our time, namely that of ‘the environment’Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|How Israel's Siege on Gaza killed my sisterHow Israel's Siege on Gaza killed my sister http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=219“Why do you cry, all of us will die?” All of us will die, wise.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|How Much Water Do You Use Each DayHow Much Water Do You Use Each Day http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=324Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:53:38 GMTLife|How to become a political activist in EgyptHow to become a political activist in Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=51An invaluable guide to jumpstarting a career in political activism!Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|How To Include Islamists In Real Arab DemocraciesHow To Include Islamists In Real Arab Democracies http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=103The challenge to democracy will be maintaining and enforcing restraint on the powers of potentially tyrannous majorities over individuals, women and minoritiesSat, 10 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Hydro Political TimelineHydro Political Timeline http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=317Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:14:44 GMTPolitics|I Wish You Egypt: An Open Letter To People Of Conscience In The WestI Wish You Egypt: An Open Letter To People Of Conscience In The West http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=142I Wish You Egypt – An Open Letter to the People of Conscience in the WestTue, 17 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|In Egypt, is the only way forward out of the question?In Egypt, is the only way forward out of the question? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=327The only way forward is to hold a referendum with the following question:  Do you support Mohammed Morsi finishing his full-term as President of Egypt?Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Indonesia's Lessons for EgyptIndonesia's Lessons for Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=106The challenges in front of Egypt are distinctly analogous to those Indonesia has faced, and Indonesia has been spectacularly successful with overcoming most of those challengesMon, 12 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Integration Not Ideology - The Toulouse Killing is Unrelated to IslamIntegration Not Ideology - The Toulouse Killing is Unrelated to Islam http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=198The Toulouse and Montauban tragedy will likely lead to greater integration, not less —exactly what radical Islamists don’t wantThu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Interesting Facts About the NileInteresting Facts About the Nile http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=320Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:22:12 GMTvideo|IntroIntro http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=286 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTvideo|IntroIntro http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=336 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:50:58 GMTLife|Islam in Post-Revolution EgyptIslam in Post-Revolution Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=108We are so blindsided by our quest for democracy that we failed in the very first step towards it. We failed to embrace and accept our differences, to give our overarching ego a break for the good of the peopleMon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Islamisation and the Future of the Islamic worldIslamisation and the Future of the Islamic world http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=224Are Political Islam and democracy reconcilable? Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|ItihadiyaItihadiya http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=254Between a gracious past and a bloody present, Heliopolis Palace Hotel, now the Presidency, has witnessed history unfolding. Since its opening in 1910 as the world’s largest hotel, the site served as a hospital, and then as the headquarters for the failed union between Syria, Libya and Egypt, hence its name as al itihadiya (the union), and then from 1981 till today it is the official headquarters of the President of Egypt.Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Judicial Turbulence Ahead in Egypt, Fasten Your Seat Belts Judicial Turbulence Ahead in Egypt, Fasten Your Seat Belts http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=169In the months after Mubarak’s fall, courts were willing to accelerate some revolutionary changes; in the past few months, they seem to be slamming on the brakes insteadSat, 07 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Justice In EverythingJustice In Everything http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=172Now, after this just revolution, Egypt does not need clapping, boasting, or chants from anyone.  Those who chant, boast, and present empty smiles have to leave foreverMon, 09 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|King VS President in Egypt's ConstitutionKing VS President in Egypt's Constitution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=228 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:24:20 GMTPolitics|LacrimosaLacrimosa http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=50The revolutionaries and the silent majority are playing the blame game and missing the underlying fundamental problems that won’t go away simply by “clearing” TahrirSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTNile River|Land Mass and the Nile BasinLand Mass and the Nile Basin http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=318Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:17:24 GMTNile River|Land, Money, and Food of the Nile BasinLand, Money, and Food of the Nile Basin http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=315Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:09:16 GMTRants|Legitimate Illegitimacy, the Army, and the Way ForwardLegitimate Illegitimacy, the Army, and the Way Forward http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=325Given the massive scale, fervour, and determination of the protests today, the one way we suggested would prompt the army to react may be happening Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:54:57 GMTWorld|Let’s Go Fight Israel, in Africa Let’s Go Fight Israel, in Africa http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=97Mubarak’s regime took no heed of peoples’ sentiments and cooperated with Israel on every front; including the infamous gas deal. The shamelessness was unprecedentedWed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Letter to a revolutionaryLetter to a revolutionary http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=275Since long, I have been wanting to write this letter. I was hesitant, thinking about it, yes, quite often, but never starting it for real.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Livestock, Fisheries, and Commodities of the Nile BasinLivestock, Fisheries, and Commodities of the Nile Basin http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=321Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:47:07 GMTLife|Living the Change: Confusion vs. PanicLiving the Change: Confusion vs. Panic http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=119We must believe that it is ok to be confused. We must acknowledge that we are all new to this “freedom” thing.  Confusion, without panic, creates healthy curiosity and, thus, awareness and knowledgeSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTvideo|LUCK AND WHAT’S BEYONDLUCK AND WHAT’S BEYOND http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=289 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Making a Democracy Making a Democracy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=46How will these states be able to make the transition from the discredited authoritarian regimes to the new, democratic systems that people throughout the region are demanding?Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|Man Needs SpiritualityMan Needs Spirituality http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=89Spirituality provides the essential moorings that will stop Egyptians from drifting in the darkness of sea, in the darkness of political crisis, which creates doubts, fears and a sense of hopelessnessSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|Mankind and HistoryMankind and History http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=188Today is so much like yesterday – it is the people not history repeating themselvesWed, 08 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Matthew Handley Matthew Handley http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=348 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:19:30 GMTEditorial|MediocrityMediocrity http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=146In all of our decisions let’s take a momentary pause and think, “is this how to be great?”, “Is this what a great people would do?”Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Meen FenaMeen Fena http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=277 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Mehdi HasanMehdi Hasan http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=351 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:27:35 GMTLife|Mental RevolutionMental Revolution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=104The revolution has happened on the ground, now it must take place in the mind. We must transcend quickly from the role of victim of the system to active citizen of the regionSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTWorld|Mideast and ObamaMideast and Obama http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=126I look at US history with the Shah of Iran, Duvalier père et fils, Saddam Hussein, and scores of others and ask myself: In the practical world of realpolitik, precisely what did we gain of value from supporting them?Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTConstitution|Military and ConstitutionsMilitary and Constitutions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=244 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:43:49 GMTvideo|Million SalamMillion Salam http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=278 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTMish Fahem|Mish Fahem 1Mish Fahem 1 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=73 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTMish Fahem|Mish Fahem 2Mish Fahem 2 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=74 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTMish Fahem|Mish Fahem 3Mish Fahem 3 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=75 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTMish Fahem|Mish Fahem 4Mish Fahem 4 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=147 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:42:33 GMTWinners|Mish Fahem? - Cartoon Caption ContestMish Fahem? - Cartoon Caption Contest http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=148 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:00:01 GMTMish Fahem|Mish Fahem?Mish Fahem? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=72Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction, conflict of interest, or something that just doesn’t “seem” right; and simply asks the question Mish Fahem?  We don't have the answers and are just as confused on these issues as everyone else, hence - Mish Fahem?  We hope you enjoy cartoons and we particularly welcome readers’ suggestions on future Mish Fahems – the funnier, the better!Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Why the Revolution ContinuesMohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Why the Revolution Continues http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=223Unique insights that offer a more thorough and accurate understanding of the currents driving Egyptian politics today Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Morsy brings Egypt to a much needed ideological “face-off”Morsy brings Egypt to a much needed ideological “face-off” http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=250Yes! Morsy’s latest constitutional declaration has reignited revolutionaries and, more importantly, united all non-Islamist political parties like never before.  Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Mursi and the Brotherhood in a Pluralist EgyptMursi and the Brotherhood in a Pluralist Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=194 Despite the Orientalist impulse in Western writing to see everything in the Middle East as black and white, Egypt’s political geography has been revealed by this year’s elections to be diverseWed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Muslim and Arab Women at the Olympics: Gold Medal or Headscarf?Muslim and Arab Women at the Olympics: Gold Medal or Headscarf? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=191Muslim and Arab Women at the Olympics - Gold Medal or Headscarf?Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:57:36 GMTLife|Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building PyramidsMystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=284Is it possible they were too perfect?Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Naava Mashiah: Will Israel Ever be Part of MENA?Naava Mashiah: Will Israel Ever be Part of MENA? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=226It is time to peer through the looking glass. Does Israel want to be part of this region or an outpost of the West?Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Negotiating with Egypt's Military Industrial Complex Negotiating with Egypt's Military Industrial Complex http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=218Is pragmatic negotiation the way to bring the Egyptian military into the democratic process?Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|NO SIGNALNO SIGNAL http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=290 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Not in the Revolution's Name: Egypt's New Judicial Authority BillNot in the Revolution's Name: Egypt's New Judicial Authority Bill http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=293There is no indication that the crisis over the judiciary, and the disagreements between the MB and the judges, are set to end any time soon.Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|NOW, THE EDUCATION REVOLUTIONNOW, THE EDUCATION REVOLUTION http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=274As 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.Sun, 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|O’ MotherO’ Mother http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=54A short storySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTWorld|Obama in the Middle EastObama in the Middle East http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=273On 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. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|On The Abyss or Edge of a RenaissanceOn The Abyss or Edge of a Renaissance http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=107We Muslims are surrounded by the multitude of voices, the cacophony of thoughts, the rush of wanting to belong to something that mattersTue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|On The Importance Of A Name; We Are Still CoptsOn The Importance Of A Name; We Are Still Copts http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=164The word "Copt" means "Egypt", both terms coming to us from the Arabic قِبط (pronounced Qibt) and the Greek Aigyptos  - it's as simple as that, don't believe otherwiseThu, 14 Jun 2012 16:41:17 GMTLife|On Women and the Egyptian UprisingOn Women and the Egyptian Uprising http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=88Amal Ghandour tells the fascinating story of the modern Middle East and its women, a story that is at its most nervous in Egypt and its most daring in Iran Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|One View from the Ground: Erdogan Targeting Secularism in TurkeyOne View from the Ground: Erdogan Targeting Secularism in Turkey http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=298The 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. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Open Letter to the Egyptian people Open Letter to the Egyptian people http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=167Open Letter to the Egyptian people: The road ahead to a new democratic order may be bumpy, but the capacities of the Egyptian people are great and this is reason for optimismFri, 29 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Out of Bounds, Out of Bounds, http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=206If we invite the state to define the boundaries of acceptable speech, we cannot complain if it is not just speech to which we object that gets curtailedThu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Pharaoh Reloaded?Pharaoh Reloaded? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=248The semi-presidential system can create an extremely powerful president if the role of the prime minister is weak or ill-defined, and if the president is afforded broad powers. This is the case of Egypt’s draft constitution.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Please be Merciful With Mubarak So No One Says Our Hearts Became Void of MercyPlease be Merciful With Mubarak So No One Says Our Hearts Became Void of Mercy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=122I 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 tortureWed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Plugging into the World - Creating a global diaspora for the transition to democracyPlugging into the World - Creating a global diaspora for the transition to democracy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=48What on earth could a couple of "old hands" from the private sector in the US and UK possibly contribute to the formation of New Egypt?Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|Poetry, and Journalism of the Spirit Poetry, and Journalism of the Spirit http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=187To see one’s world unraveling continents and oceans away and to feel that you can’t do anything can be terribly frustrating. But with distance, one also sees more clearlySun, 02 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Poland Constitutional Transition - Case StudyPoland Constitutional Transition - Case Study http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=246 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:09:08 GMTEconomy|Political and Economic Freedom Go Hand in HandPolitical and Economic Freedom Go Hand in Hand http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=62After the political success of the January 25th Revolution, questions have risen about the extent to which the economic direction of the country is appropriateSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|Post-Revolution Political PartiesPost-Revolution Political Parties http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=99Egypt’s current state of political outburst has spawned newly formed political parties that lack strength, sustainability and a clear methodology to realize the values of democracyMon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Poverty and Nutrition Among Nile Basin CountriesPoverty and Nutrition Among Nile Basin Countries http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=322Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:50:12 GMTPrint Version|Print VersionPrint Version http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=156Below is a selection of Midan Masr's print edition for online reading and downloading. Please note that due to the size of the documents, when viewing in our online e-reader, the files may take some time to upload.  Thu, 10 May 2012 21:27:08 GMTEditorial|Priorities, Priorities, PrioritiesPriorities, Priorities, Priorities http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=53Without enshrined justice, we will always be at risk of losing any gains made along our journey to establishing the new Egypt.  The very foundation of any society is justice – this is not simply a demand of the January 25th, 2011 revolution, this needs to be the first demand of new EgyptTue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTLife|Proposals for the Improvement of the Quality of Egyptian Education Proposals for the Improvement of the Quality of Egyptian Education http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=176It is obvious the educational system in Egypt is in need of radical reformFri, 13 Jul 2012 19:23:37 GMTEconomy|Putting Growth In Its PlacePutting Growth In Its Place http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=134Depending on who you ask, India is either doing incredibly well or failing miserably. Social indicators, however, clearly show that progress for the common people is abysmalFri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTRants|Reality CheckReality Check http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=313Anyone who thinks the army - regardless of how much violence happens - is going to push Morsi out, is extremely naïve and making a serious political Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:50:50 GMTPolitics|Reflecting The Public Will In Egypt: Between Rhetoric and InstitutionalismReflecting The Public Will In Egypt: Between Rhetoric and Institutionalism http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=135The lack of participatory channels has been one of the greatest weaknesses in Egypt’s institutional framework; it’s one of the reasons that led to the demise of the previous regimeSat, 30 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMTAbout Us|RegistrationRegistration http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=79Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Religion and ConstitutionsReligion and Constitutions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=243 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:37:17 GMTPolitics|Religious Education and Pluralism in Egypt and TunisiaReligious Education and Pluralism in Egypt and Tunisia http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=216The end goal of education reform for countries like Tunisia and Egypt should be education for citizenshipــــthe development of informed, responsible citizens who think freely and contribute to society.Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Remembering Ahmed Ramzi – A True Egyptian GentlemanRemembering Ahmed Ramzi – A True Egyptian Gentleman http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=204Remembering Ahmed Ramzi – A True Egyptian GentlemanSun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Replacing Humiliation with DignityReplacing Humiliation with Dignity http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=45After 80 years of repression and foreign control, the natural flow of history is restoring something long absent from the region: dignitySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTWorld|Return of the Greatest CivilizationReturn of the Greatest Civilization http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=55With unbelievable talent available to Egypt, it is simply a question of creating a vehicle that can be propelled forward by the rocket fuel coursing through the populaceSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|Revolutionary Business: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the Middle East Revolutionary Business: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the Middle East http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=162The Arab uprisings unleashed a new entrepreneurial spirit; the current environment provides an opportunity to reevaluate the best ways to encourage entrepreneurshipThu, 07 Jun 2012 10:30:04 GMTConstitution|Rights and Protections - Key International AgreementsRights and Protections - Key International Agreements http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=241 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:50:13 GMTConstitution|Rights And Protections in ConstitutionsRights And Protections in Constitutions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=240 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:46:04 GMTPolitics|Saeeds of Revolution: De-Mythologizing Khaled SaeedSaeeds of Revolution: De-Mythologizing Khaled Saeed http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=190The reconstruction of Khaled Saeed perpetuates self-defeating myths - minimizing and simplifying the dynamics of his life that led to his deathFri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Selmiyyah, SelmiyyahSelmiyyah, Selmiyyah http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=96The question now is this: Are we on the verge of a more violent phase? Is it possible the peaceful record of this revolution will be replaced with violence resembling a civil war?Sat, 25 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Sexual Harrassment; A crime with no excuse Sexual Harrassment; A crime with no excuse http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=334 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:41:26 GMTvideo|Sexual Harrassment; True Story Sexual Harrassment; True Story http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=335 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:46:26 GMTvideo|Silent talksSilent talks http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=265Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:27:36 GMTPolitics|Slow Return to Normal Politics in EgyptSlow Return to Normal Politics in Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=251Eighteen 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.Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|Smell of The CountrySmell of The Country http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=263Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:26:15 GMTVacancies|Social Media EditorSocial Media Editor http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=173Social Media Editor Full-Time PositionSun, 08 Jul 2012 19:25:54 GMTNile River|Sources and Uses of WaterSources and Uses of Water http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=316Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:11:46 GMTLife|Speak the Truth or Keep SilentSpeak the Truth or Keep Silent http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=98An editor must research and verify information like a prosecutor or a private investigator. A news report represents an investigation, and fact-finding is its foremost elementSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolls|SPECIAL FOCUS – “INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS”SPECIAL FOCUS – “INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS” http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=202The film “Innocence of Muslims” has triggered a world-wide reaction and again demonstrated the stark differences and difficulty in resolving the question of preservation of freedom of speech versus prohibiting racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and religiousintolerance. The voting on United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 7/19 on Combating Defamation of Religions – wherein the resolution was adopted in 2008 by a vote of 21 to 10, with 14 abstentions - illustrates this tension clearly with the voting breakdown as follows: Countries In favour: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka. Countries Against: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Countries Abstaining: Bolivia, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Republic of Korea, Uruguay, Zambia. We have posted a series of poll questions that we hope will both be informative and will help the discussion surrounding this contentious issue.Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:13:02 GMTLife|Stay Together in the SquareStay Together in the Square http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=116Every Egyptian protestor who believes in democracy has an obligation to remain involved, for it is through involvement that democracy is built, tended, guarded, and grownWed, 28 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Striking Back At Egyptian WorkersStriking Back At Egyptian Workers http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=137While most believe that there will be no return to the pre-January 25 political system, even if post-Mubarak Egypt is not fully democratic, workers may continue to be marginalizedTue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Successes of the Arab Spring: Impossible without Women ActivistsSuccesses of the Arab Spring: Impossible without Women Activists http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=225To know how women played such an influential role, it is essential to look at Egyptian women activists in at least the decade prior to the revolution in 2011Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Supra - Constitutional PrinciplesSupra - Constitutional Principles http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=237 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:26:18 GMTLife|Tahrir Square GenerationTahrir Square Generation http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=56National universities were operating as ‘incubators’ for participation and social learning in ways that were suppressed in other parts of societySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|Ten Months of the Mediocre Muslim BrotherhoodTen Months of the Mediocre Muslim Brotherhood http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=280That the long persecuted and banned MB is now in power is a striking sign that the space for political organizing has been expanded in an unprecedented way.Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTTerms of Service|Terms of ServiceTerms of Service http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=78Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|The “J-Curve” and EgyptThe “J-Curve” and Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=66For a country that is ‘stable because it’s closed’ to become a country that is ‘stable because it’s open,’ it must go through a transitional period of dangerous instabilitySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|The Arab Young and RestlessThe Arab Young and Restless http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=67Decades of corrupt authoritarian rule, increasingly literate and con- nected societies, and skyrocketing food prices underlie the upheavals in the Middle EastSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|The Army and the Economy in EgyptThe Army and the Economy in Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=222Should the production of pasta, mineral water, and gas station services qualify as classified military secrets? And discussions of them be treason? Egypt’s military says YesTue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The BoatThe Boat http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=57A short storySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|The Case for Women’s Rights in Post-Uprising EgyptThe Case for Women’s Rights in Post-Uprising Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=301The multiple challenges faced by Egyptian women are best viewed through the assaults on their political participation and their basic rights in the constitution .Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|The Constitution Making ProcessThe Constitution Making Process http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=232 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:05:19 GMTWorld|The Creation Of Democracy Requires Courage, Honesty And TruthThe Creation Of Democracy Requires Courage, Honesty And Truth http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=82Like its creation, the continuation of democracy needs courage: the courage for honesty, and the courage for truthTue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Day AfterThe Day After http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=270Building 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. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|The Economic Consequences of the Arab RevoltThe Economic Consequences of the Arab Revolt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=111A bold new assistance program should be designed for the [Middle Eastern] region, modeled on the Marshall Plan in Western Europe after WWII, or on the support offered to Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Berlin WallSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|The Economic Future of Egypt’s RevolutionThe Economic Future of Egypt’s Revolution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=110Unmistakably, instability powerfully predicts an inability to develop financial markets. Democratic political stability is the most important harbinger of financial developmentMon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Egyptian Revolution and the Challenge of PoliticsThe Egyptian Revolution and the Challenge of Politics http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=52Egyptian revolutionaries – having accomplished a noble and popular uprising – now need to turn into politiciansSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTConstitution|The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional CourtThe Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=239 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:36:41 GMTLife|The Egyptian Ultras Have Made Their Call, and It Is...?!The Egyptian Ultras Have Made Their Call, and It Is...?! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=131People have become embittered, sorrowed, and depressed by what is taking place on the ground because the people haven't found one single official serving his duty to the nationFri, 17 Feb 2012 14:28:51 GMTRants|The fight for Egypt’s national identityThe fight for Egypt’s national identity http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=304Protests and Demonstrations against the newly appointed Minister of Culture have become a fight for Egypt’s national identityWed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Impact of Digital Technology on Art and ArtistsThe Impact of Digital Technology on Art and Artists http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=200Artists today operate with clicks of the mouse, video tools and digital colors, which even if they ostensibly mimic old traditional tools with respect to performance, are still radically different Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|The Impact of the Economic Crisis: Why Democracies SurviveThe Impact of the Economic Crisis: Why Democracies Survive http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=85Where governance is bad — where corruption and abuse of power are rampant, and where inequality is extreme and intensifying — economic factors may not matter much for democracy that - political factors may be more important in determining the fate of new and fragile democracies Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|The Importance of Egypt’s RevolutionThe Importance of Egypt’s Revolution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=41The old view of polar extremes has been overtaken by the spread of information that has helped create and empower a new middle ground in Egypt and elsewhereSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|The ImpossibleThe Impossible http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=118Democracy will not come overnight.  I will cherish every moment of this phase in every possible way - physically, spiritually, passionately, and I will offer it all my time and heart Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|The KingThe King http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=276 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Love Affair with Erdogan (Part 1)The Love Affair with Erdogan (Part 1) http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=242Turkish President Erdogan’s initial popularity can be accounted for by the confluence of circumstances and promises, his continued appeal is more difficult to explainMon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Love Affair with Erdogan (Part 2)The Love Affair with Erdogan (Part 2) http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=249Although 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.Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Middle East’s Feminist RevolutionThe Middle East’s Feminist Revolution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=58When women change, everything changes, and women in the Muslim world are changing radicallySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|The Muslim Brotherhood and the Challenges of FreedomThe Muslim Brotherhood and the Challenges of Freedom http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=121The challenges of freedom impose a new reality onto the MB.  They force attention away from identity and toward reform, give precedence to ideas over organization Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Muslim Brotherhood's Trial of Pluralism The Muslim Brotherhood's Trial of Pluralism http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=59The Muslim Brotherhood is currently faced by questions more threatening to its very existence than was oppressionSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|The new Egyptian constitution: an initial assessment of its merits and flawsThe new Egyptian constitution: an initial assessment of its merits and flaws http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=257How 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?Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The People WantThe People Want http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=220The Egyptian revolution grew out of such a sustained repertoire of actions, organized by broad networks of actors with years of experience.Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Plot against EgyptThe Plot against Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=127If there is a plot against Egypt, it's the plot of those who prefer to pass the buck rather than roll up their sleevesSun, 18 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Revolution One Year OnThe Revolution One Year On http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=149A PoemFri, 30 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Secular Essence of IslamThe Secular Essence of Islam http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=60The notion of an “Islamic Society” is essentially meaningless because Islam knows no churchSun, 25 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Smell Of MothballsThe Smell Of Mothballs http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=144I would like to tell the people who are tired of the smell of national naphthalene - tolerate it a little bit longer. Otherwise, you will suffer from the devastating coldTue, 28 Feb 2012 16:34:58 GMTLife|The Split in Arab CultureThe Split in Arab Culture http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=87A new cultural paradigm cannot be built by either ignoring the Salafist paradigm or merely paying lip service to it. We must engage it with respect and courage  Sat, 28 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Strategic Direction of the Egyptian Revolution The Strategic Direction of the Egyptian Revolution http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=163If Egypt's middle class steer society in a sustainable direction, Egypt will once again emerge as the region's centre of gravity, and will have a solid chance of ushering in a new phaseSun, 10 Jun 2012 16:45:56 GMTPolitics|The Subway Ad that Calls Me a ‘Savage’The Subway Ad that Calls Me a ‘Savage’ http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=212This is not just about legality, but also about morality. Slavery was once legal in the United States, but that didn’t make it moralTue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTRants|The Sycophancy cultureThe Sycophancy culture http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=312The licking culture  is an Egyptian creativity and some Egyptians have mastered this culture. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:52:59 GMTPolitics|The Syria Test in Iran-Egypt TiesThe Syria Test in Iran-Egypt Ties http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=252In 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.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|The Troubled Revolutionary Path in Egypt: A Return to the Basics The Troubled Revolutionary Path in Egypt: A Return to the Basics http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=179While many in Egypt are mourning the “death of the revolution” and the ensuing “military coup,” it is time to highlight, or re-highlight some pointsTue, 24 Jul 2012 16:11:58 GMTLife|The Unspoken Revolution in the Arab WorldThe Unspoken Revolution in the Arab World http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=90In subtle ways, the experience of self-reliance and reversed roles empowered this younger generation to challenge authority in a way that was insistent, disciplined and gratefulFri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|The Unspoken Rules of Cairo TrafficThe Unspoken Rules of Cairo Traffic http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=214How 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!Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|The World of Ants The World of Ants http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=199Ants - One of the Miracles of the Creator - Why are they Nations Such as Ourselves?Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTRants|There’s No Grey in Our FlagThere’s No Grey in Our Flag http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=326 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:42:17 GMTPolitics|They Serve The WestThey Serve The West http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=165For centuries, colonizers have implanted in us feelings of inferiority, self-pity, and inadequacy vis-a-vis self-determinationSat, 06 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Think Again; DictatorsThink Again; Dictators http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=102Arab autocrats may be tottering, 
but the world's tyrants aren't all quaking in their steel-toed bootsWed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTvideo|This TimeThis Time http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=264Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:27:03 GMTLife|Time to Reject the Language of Coptic VictimhoodTime to Reject the Language of Coptic Victimhood http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=207The language of victimhood, which dominates so much coverage of Coptic Christians and their predicament in Egypt, is entirely inadequate to the task of describing this predicament. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Top 8 Lessons to be Learned from Benjamin Netanyahu’s Washington VisitTop 8 Lessons to be Learned from Benjamin Netanyahu’s Washington Visit http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=63What can be learned from Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s Washington visit - “How You Too Can Play the American Political Game"Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|Top Five Things Morsi has to Do if Egypt is to Succeed Top Five Things Morsi has to Do if Egypt is to Succeed http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=184It isn’t the issues of piety or irreligion or of civilian and military, that will be decisive for Egypt. It will be the hard economic and social realitiesSat, 28 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Top Ten Myths About The Arab Spring Of 2011Top Ten Myths About The Arab Spring Of 2011 http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=136If there is anything that is already clear as we catch history on the run here, it is that the uprisings were spontaneous, indigenous, and centered on dissatisfied youthMon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Trafalgar has much in common with TahrirTrafalgar has much in common with Tahrir http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=112It is time to dispense with the myth that only western capitalism can teach the world to be freeSun, 04 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMTConstitution|Transitional Justice - Case StudiesTransitional Justice - Case Studies http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=245 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:57:51 GMTvideo|Trash; People's ReactionsTrash; People's Reactions http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=333 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:12:08 GMTPolitics|True Democrats Don't Bankroll JuntasTrue Democrats Don't Bankroll Juntas http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=331Having 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.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Under Western LiesUnder Western Lies http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=64The Arab street most certainly exists – but it bears no resemblance to the bogeyman so long cultivated in the Western imaginationSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|Visualizing Revolution: The Politics of Paint in TahrirVisualizing Revolution: The Politics of Paint in Tahrir http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=196Why would you ever preserve graffiti, which is by definition a transient art form? Does “mural” status undermine or obfuscate the battle of the brushes that capture a revolution in progress, not just a memorialization of events past?Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Vote or Not; It’s None of Your Business Vote or Not; It’s None of Your Business http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=158Voting should be a personal choice, not a dutySun, 20 May 2012 18:02:46 GMTPolitics|Waiting for a Constitution: A Developmental Outlook Waiting for a Constitution: A Developmental Outlook http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=189Ensuring environmental protection in Egypt must be more then words, for Egypt to develop and sustain its population, environmental protection must be enshrined in the new Egyptian constitutionSat, 18 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMTRants|Wars equal violence and destruction while Education equals hope and the future.Wars equal violence and destruction while Education equals hope and the future. http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=285For decades governments all over the world have been spending far too much money on arms, the military and senseless wars.Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|We need your reassurance please!We need your reassurance please! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=253I 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.Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMTEditorial|Welcome to Midan Masr!Welcome to Midan Masr! http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=71We encourage and welcome first-time writers, seasoned writers, bloggers, photographers, cartoonists, and ultimately everyone who wishes to express their opinion on any of the issues affecting Egypt to submit their contributions in Arabic or English to: info@midanmasr.comTue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTLife|What does Morsi’s presidency mean for Egyptian women?What does Morsi’s presidency mean for Egyptian women? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=221A Muslim Brotherhood president seems to be cause for overwhelming trepidation for feminists, specifically, Western feminists.Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|What Egypt Should Learn From IraqWhat Egypt Should Learn From Iraq http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=120Egypt and Iraq have many of the same basic needs.  The Iraqi experience has failed and Egypt should take stock and learn from that to avoid repeating the same fatal mistakesSat, 25 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|What Happens When the Arab Spring Turns to SummerWhat Happens When the Arab Spring Turns to Summer http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=100To 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 ageSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|What is a Fatwa? Who Can Give One?What is a Fatwa? Who Can Give One? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=205What is a fatwa? Who can give one? What are the repercussions of a fatwa in general? And what was the meaning of this “fatwa” in particularThu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|What is at Stake in Egypt’s upcoming Constitution?What is at Stake in Egypt’s upcoming Constitution? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=217What is at stake in Egypt’s Upcoming Constitution? The Key IssuesTue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|What is in a Park?What is in a Park? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=297The 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 cityThu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|What is to give LightWhat is to give Light http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=193A Poem: What Is To Give LightSat, 01 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|What Kind of Democracy?What Kind of Democracy? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=43The ability to democratically get rid of a government, and having mature institutions of civil society which provide checks and balances are two of the most crucial characteristics of a democratic societySun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTPolitics|What Led to Morsi's Fall—and What Comes Next?What Led to Morsi's Fall—and What Comes Next? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=345That 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.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMTEconomy|Where Will the Muslim Brotherhood Take Egypt’s Economy? Where Will the Muslim Brotherhood Take Egypt’s Economy? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=171Egypt’s Islamists scramble to develop economic policy staying within the dictates of religionFri, 06 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTNile River|Which Nile Basin Country is the HottestWhich Nile Basin Country is the Hottest http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=323Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:51:37 GMTPolitics|Which Way Will Egypt Wander?Which Way Will Egypt Wander? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=114The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a foundation for policy makes all Egyptians equal and provides a complimentary moral framework to Islam and ChristianityWed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Who Rules the Street in Cairo? The Residents Who Build ItWho Rules the Street in Cairo? The Residents Who Build It http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=292Egyptians 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.Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|Whose Egypt?Whose Egypt? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=155The military wanted nothing more than to return to its barracks. But it is enjoying a taste of power it hasn’t had since the 1950s and may find it hard to give it upMon, 07 May 2012 16:50:33 GMTWorld|Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=282why have Buddhist monks been using hate speech against Muslims and joining mobs that have left dozens dead?Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 GMTPolitics|Will Arabs Be Able to Form Real Democracies?Will Arabs Be Able to Form Real Democracies? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=44The “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 nuanceSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTEconomy|Will the Arab Spring Give Rise to a New Economic Equilibrium?Will the Arab Spring Give Rise to a New Economic Equilibrium? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=211How can the new arrivals on the decision-making scene form alliances, establish a new equilibrium and achieve the economic growth that can help solve the problems affecting the countries concerned?Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Will the Arab world follow Ukraine’s path?Will the Arab world follow Ukraine’s path? http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=117Simply pushing democracy in Arab nations will not transform these countries into democratic societies.  Revolution started in the streets, but without revolution in institutions, democracy turns into chaosMon, 23 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMTWorld|Winston’s Hiccup Winston’s Hiccup http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=180Wouldn’t it be ironic if Saudi Arabia, the nation that puts the “total” in teetotal, owed part of its external border to the inebriated scribblings of a British boozehound?Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Women are essential to democracyWomen are essential to democracy http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=94True democracy requires not just free political parties and free elections. It requires a generosity of spirit and a willingness to view one's fellow citizens as fundamentally equalWed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMTLife|Women in Graffiti: A Tribute to the Women of EgyptWomen in Graffiti: A Tribute to the Women of Egypt http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=261It’s a battle, being a woman in an Arab country, but perhaps the dire conditions makes us fighters. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMTLife|Writing Through the Confusion that is Tahrir Writing Through the Confusion that is Tahrir http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=61Don’t take from Tahrir what it already has achieved. Don’t make Tahrir a habit.  Don’t make it lose its valueSun, 01 Jan 2012 01:07:19 GMTLife|You Cousin of an Orange, You Sweetness, You Tangerine You Cousin of an Orange, You Sweetness, You Tangerine http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=160You Cousin of an Orange, You Sweetness, You Tangerine - A PoemTue, 29 May 2012 13:58:27 GMTNile River|Your Brain is 75% Water, and other Interesting Water FactsYour Brain is 75% Water, and other Interesting Water Facts http://www.midanmasr.com/en/article.aspx?ArticleID=311Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:05:42 GMT