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The Future of Media in Egypt: An Interview with Hisham Kassem
Former publisher of Al-Masry Al-Youm talks about media coverage of the revolution and social media.
New Texts Out Now: Jason Brownlee, Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance
An interview with author Jason Brownlee and excerpts from his new book on Egypt-US relations.
لا لقرض الصندوق... لا للاستدانة باسم الشعب
A statement issued by the Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debt rejecting the proposed IMF loan.
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.
مرسي والانقلاب والثورة: قراءة بين الأسطر الحمراء
Hesham Sallam says the retirement of Mohamed Tantawi and Sami Anan is not a civilian coup against the military.
عن الحلم الاجتماعي والأمن والفساد
Aly El Raggal rereads Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq in the current Egyptian socio-political and economic situation.
Morsy, the Coup and the Revolution: Reading between the Red Lines
The English version of Hesham Sallam’s article on the recent retirement of top military generals.
الرئيس مرسي وأخلاقيات النظافة
Khaled Fahmy comments on the current campaign for “cleaning the nation” by examining old documents on public health in the Khedives’ era.
Roundtable on Language of Revolution: The Revolution Continues (present continuous) (Colla)
Elliott Colla discusses the language aspect of the discussion on whether Egypt is experiencing a revolution or not.
Roundtable on Language of Revolution: The Revolution Continues…(Sabra)
Adam Sabra argues the events following January 25 constitute a revolution.
Time to Reject the Language of Coptic Victimhood
Paul Sedra talks about the consequences of the 1952 Revolution for the Copts and the necessity for their political initiative.
أزمة اليمين في مصر: من مبارك إلى الإخوان
Amr Adly discusses the current and future presence of neoliberalism in the economic policies of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings: Downtown Cairo and the Fall of Mubarak
Deen Sharp comments on the Arab Spring from the point of view of Urban Studies.
“في نقد مبدأ (اتبرع.. ولو بجنيه”(
Salma Hussein reflects on charity and poverty alleviation.
“العدودة القبطية القنائية”
Fathy Abuel-Magd reviews a recently released collection of folklore from Upper Egypt.
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