Posts Tagged ‘ Egypt ’

Russia in a turbulent time

July 20, 2015
Zeenat Khan
Russia in a turbulent time

The Egyptian born debonair actor Omar Sharif’s passing on July 10th marks the end of an era. After hearing the sad news, I immediately sent a text to my best friend Maryam (a diehard fan of Omar Sharif). She instantaneously texted me back. Her message read: ‘I really thank God for giving us novels...
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Egypt and the ‘opportunistic’ intelligentsia

August 20, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Egypt and the ‘opportunistic’ intelligentsia

Growing up in a traditional Chittagonian family meant that, before the age of seven, I had finished the Quran, by virtue of attending a dawn madrassa
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Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

July 20, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

Those watching the unfolding of drama in Egypt are bemused by the politics of the progressives, the liberal voice that led the fight against
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What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

August 3, 2013
David Rohde
What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

As the Egyptian army continued its violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood this week, White House officials said that the United States can’t cut off
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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

July 7, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Good riddance. That seems to be the verdict of the majority of Egyptians at the fall of Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically-elected president of Egypt a year ago.
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Egypt needs elections, not generals

July 5, 2013
David Rohde
Egypt needs elections, not generals

Mohamed Morsi’s one-year rule of Egypt was disastrous. He ruled by fiat, alienated potential allies and failed to stabilize the country’s spiraling economy
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Egypt’s repeat search for democracy

July 4, 2013
John Lloyd
Egypt’s repeat search for democracy

I’ve spent the past few days walking beside and watching the largely youthful demonstrators in Egypt, and I’ve been struck with admiration that’s quickly drowned in despair.
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America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

August 18, 2012
Taj Hashmi
America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

“About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon …. and one of the generals called me in. He said, ‘We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq’ …. I said, ‘We’re going to war with Iraq?
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The Muslim Brotherhood’s dangerous missteps

April 15, 2012
Ian Bremmer
The Muslim Brotherhood’s dangerous missteps

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is well organized and popular. Its Freedom and Justice Party easily won a plurality of seats in the first post-Hosni Mubarak parliamentary elections, and the party is set to remain a dominant force in Egyptian politics for the foreseeable future.
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Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

January 27, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

Back in the Middle Ages, AKA, 1987, I had my first glimpse of the pyramids. The pyramids of Giza took my breath away, literally. This was after I have been through the Valley of the Kings and the Luxor ruins and um, the lightshows! Nothing came close to the pyramids of Giza.
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In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

January 2, 2012
Chrystia Freeland
In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
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Complete Egypt’s revolution

November 24, 2011
David Rohde
Complete Egypt’s revolution

For decades, the Egyptian military has operated an economy within an economy in Egypt. With the tacit support of the United States, the armed forces own and operate a sprawling network of for-profit businesses. The military runs factories that manufacture televisions, bottled water and other consumer goods.
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Libya’s glorious dawn

August 23, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Libya’s glorious dawn

Four decades of darkness is finally surrendering to a glorious dawn in Libya. A ragtag band of rebels transformed itself into a fighting force in a mere six months and overran Moammar Gadhafi’s last stronghold around Tripoli.
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Wael Ghonim and people power

April 28, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Wael Ghonim and people power

Wael Ghonim is the 30-year-old revolutionary who helped harness the power of social media to mobilise Egyptians and hasten the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. Addressing Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area on a recent visit, Ghonim reflected on his experience and on the unfinished revolutions currently sweeping the Arab Middle East.
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Euphoria in Egypt

February 13, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Euphoria in Egypt

In just 18 days, young Egyptians waged a peaceful revolution that brought down the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak and his failed police state. Inspired by Tunisians, empowered by social media and driven by a fierce yearning for freedom, they tore down the wall of fear and made Egypt free. “I look at our society...
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