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[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
“All broken up: new coalitions form as old electoral alliances die out”
New political realities reshuffle political alliances before the parliamentary elections.
“Brotherhood Guidance Bureau proposes new governors”
The president will appoint new governors from the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi Al-Nour Party.
“Egypt’s anti-ikhwan ‘revolution’”
Simon Hanna says the failure of the 24 August protest was that its supporters did not have a vision and were not proposing an alternative to Muslim Brotherhood rule.
“Thousands of anti-Morsi protesters gather outside presidential palace”
Protesters gather to demonstrate against the Muslim Brotherhood and the president.
“Egyptian police warn anti-Morsy protesters”
Police says it will respond to any violence instigated by protests planned for 24 August.
“Morsi ends preventive custody for journalists charged in 'press crimes'”
The President cancels a Mubarak-era law allowing authorities to detain journalists for “publication offences.”
“Hundreds of lawyers protest colleagues' trial”
Lawyers affiliated with the Freedom and Justice Party object to court decision to try two of their colleagues for insulting SCAF.
“Egypt's Islamist Surprise”
Mohamed El Dahshan outlines the new foreign policy direction that Egypt has assumed with President Morsi taking office.
“Qandil: Technocrat vs. revolutionary”
Nicholas Oxenhorn criticizes the Prime Minister Qandil for his lack of qualities as a reformer.
“The fall of the officer state in Egypt”
Abdel Moneim Said argues that the Egyptian military did not establish a real junta regime and that the president’s legitimacy has historically allowed him to outmaneuver the army.
“Several arrested as sexual harassment surges in Cairo”
Harassment incidents reported across Cairo during Eid.
“The media and sexual violence”
Maher Hamoud comments on the media’s encouragement of sexual harassment.
“Water problem in the land of the Nile!!”
Zenobia talks about the current clean water crisis in Egypt and the health risks it presents.
“The Hidden Costs of Egypt’s IMF Loan”
Among concerns over the lack of transparence of the proposed IMF loan, Islamist parties say the loan is permissible.
“Islamists in Power Adopt Economics of Old Regimes”
A translation of Khalil Al-Anani’s article on the failure of the Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia to develop new economic models relying on Islam.
“Waiting for a Constitution: A Developmental Outlook”
Abdallah Diwan says that the new Egyptian constitution should contain clauses on protecting the environment as a basis for future development.
“Op-ed: Our fabled Arab rulers”
Amro Ali writes that the Arab people’s predilection for mythologizing their rulers lends a hand to authoritarianism.
“The shape of Egypt’s second republic”
Hind M. Ahmed Zaki declares the decline of the military state in Egypt.
“عن «حمادة» و«البرنس» و«العريان».. ورابطة أرض اللواء و«الإخوان»”
Amr Ezzat comments on the use of religion in politics.
“«الوطن» تنشر نص باب «مقومات الدولة» فى الدستور الجديد”
Al-Watan publishes the text of the first part of the new constitution outlining its basic principles.
“مواطن يشعل النار في نفسه أمام مقر رئاسة الجمهورية”
Unemployed man sets himself on fire in front of the presidential palace.
“وزارة الصحة : 24 مصابا اجمالى أحداث مظاهرات أمس”
The Ministry of Health reports 24 injured during anti-Morsi protests across Egypt on August 24.
“الأرض كُروية.. والشمس تشرق من الشرق”
Ahmed Samir says he would like to give constructive suggestions to the president for coping with the “traffic crisis.”
“إصابة 4 في محاولة لاقتحام مقر «الحرية والعدالة» بالمحلة”
Protesters attack Freedom and Justice Party office in Mahalla.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
The Cultural Project of the Revolution
Paul Sedra argues that political movements in opposition can reach voters through Egypt’s cultural life.
الإخوان المسلمون: سنوات ما قبل الثورة
A review of Hossam Tamam’s most recent book on the Muslim Brotherhood.
عندما يصبح تسييس القضاء ضمانة لاستقلاله: أفكار حول التجربة المصرية 1967-2012
Samer Ghamroun looks into the history of the judicial reform movement and its position in the future political development of Egypt.
Amal Dunqul: Spartacus' Last Words
Suneela Mubayi’s translation of Amal Dunqul’s poem.
Back to the Table, Egypt and the IMF
Ahmad Shokr says the IMF loan is not meant to alleviate poverty in Egypt but to boost investors’ confidence.
From Resilience to Revolt: Making Sense of the Arab Spring
An excerpt from a report on the Arab Spring for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice points to the failure of academic work in predicting the uprising.
مأساة الكتب في مصر
Khaled Fahmy tells the story of Egypt’s missing books.
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