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Egypt and Political Satire

Will political satire survive in Egypt? Since January 2011, satirist Bassem Youssef has become Egypt’s most popular comedian. He has poked fun at nearly every one of Egypt’s political elite, and his merciless, biting jokes about ex-president Morsi’s poor performance and … Continue reading

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General Sissi is no savior for Egypt’s non-Islamists

Quick glances at the events that lead to the June 30 protests and the subsequent army take-over on July 3rd are enough for any observer to understand that Sissi’s success came mainly in his ability to garner a wide coalition … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 42

Main Headlines  Monday Obama sends Eid greetings to Egypt Interim President Adly Mansour Latest mediation between Islamists and Egypt government reaches stalemate Police fire teargas at Alexandria  pro-Morsi protesters Public prosecution to investigate death of U.S. citizen in prison Authorities … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why US Shouldn’t Reduce Aid to Egypt

I wrote this piece for AlMonitor.  I tried to provide an Egyptian  perspective on the U.S. military aid reduction move It’s hard to find any written analysis about America and Egypt without mention of the $1.3 billion aid package the United … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week40

 Main headlines  Monday Egypt army chief El-Sisi pushed towards presidential run http://t.co/HMFb9eDMIb Gunmen kill 3 policemen in northern Sinai International Brotherhood establishes new organization to enable Islamists to power 146 protests and 10 student arrests in universities and schools Canadian Prime … Continue reading

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A Different Approach to Egypt’s future.

The sense among many activists and observers of Egypt is resignation and pessimism. Many fear that Egypt is on the wrong track, heading away from democracy, and back to an era of autocracy and a police state. This feeling is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak. Week 37

Main Headlines Monday Egyptian foreign ministry demands France and EU to denounce terrorism in Egypt Constitution panel sets a 75% vote to approve articles Qatar agrees to convert $2 bn into Egypt bonds: reports Shafiq says won’t run for presidency … Continue reading

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Week 35-A Few Thoughts. Egypt’s New Political Map

Published in the Daily News Egypt The political map of Egypt is slowly changing. As events continue to unfold following the June30 and then the July3 coup, there are emerging new realties that may have an impact the future of … Continue reading

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Week 34. A Few Thoughts

This piece was initially published in the premium edition of The Globe and Mail October 6, 1981_____ the distance between my home and the bakery was no more than a few hundred meters, yet it felt like an endless journey. … Continue reading

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Here are my thought that was published today in Fikra Forum about the forced end of the sit-in and the crisis in Egypt: I wrote on Sunday, August 11 that the sit-ins should be left alone and not dispersed by force; it … Continue reading

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