Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui is a visiting researcher at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He is also the Founder of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University and the Moulay Hicham Foundation for Social Science Research on North Africa and the Middle East in Geneva. He has published widely on political and social issues in the Arab and Muslim world.
The Split in Arab CultureA 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
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Democracy in the Age of American Idol
Slow Return to Normal Politics in Egypt
Revolutionary Business: Rethinking Entrepreneurship in the Middle East
Speak the Truth or Keep Silent
How to become a political activist in Egypt
Mish Fahem 2
Replacing Humiliation with Dignity
Egypt Calling: Lessons in Democracy
The Economic Consequences of the Arab Revolt
The Impact of Digital Technology on Art and Artists
Egypt's Economic Crisis: How to Help Cairo Help Itself
Egypt’s Beard Complex
Finding the trend in transition
An immediate roadmap for the Egyptian opposition
The Day After
Trafalgar has much in common with Tahrir
Does Egypt Need a Magles al-Shura?
Egypt Tries to Reconstitute Itself
A History of Tahrir Square
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