This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to firstname.lastname@example.org [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information].
لا أبطال ولا أشرار: حوار مع طلال أسد عن مصر بعد مرسي
An Arabic translation of Ayça Çubukçu’s interview with anthropologist Talal Asad.
Pretty Names and Ugly Things: Getting to Know the Law of Egypt’s Second Transitional Period
Amr Shalakany discusses the constitutional declaration which provides the constitutional framework for the government while the 2012 constitution is suspended.
The Hunt for the Mubaraks` Assets
George Richards claims that a significant portion of the Mubaraks’ wealth is stashed away in Cyprus.
مصريون يدعون لإجراءات محددة لوقف نزيف الدم
Egyptian public figures sign a statement calling on the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government to stop further bloodshed.
To Willingly Enter the Circles, the Square
Wiam El-Tamimi recounts her experience working with OPANTISH on July 3 at Tahrir Square.
Statement by Egyptian Rights Groups Calling for Dismissal of Interior Minister and Cessation of Violence by Muslim Brotherhood
Nine rights groups express alarm at July 27 massacre at Al-Rabe‘a, calling for holding the perpetrators of the violence accountable.
Human Rights Watch: Many Egyptian Protesters Shot in Head or Chest
HRW investigation shows that some of the deaths at Al-Rabe‘a were targeted killings.
عن هيبة الدولة، أم عن خيبتها، واحتمالات الأفول
Mohammed Tabishat talks about the increasing invocation of “the prestige of the state” in public debate.
The Officers’ War of Terror
The army’s campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood contradict the core goals of the 25 January Revolution.
"تأملات في "العنف
Abdullah AlBayyari talks about the perception and justification of violence.
Taksim Is/Is Not Tahrir: Comparative Frameworks in Managing Protest
Danya Al-Saleh and Mohammed Rafi Arefin argue that the debate over comparing Taksim and Tahrir has served the AKP and Western hegemonic powers.
عن المرحلة الإنتقالية الثانية... هل هي الطوارئ إذاً؟
Amr Shalakany talks about the ambiguity of the current political situation and use of emergency rule.
The Future of The Brotherhood
Mohamed I. Fahmy Menza argues that it is too early to say whether the Brotherhood would morph into a post-Islamist organization, but there are some indication of reformulation happening.
إسقاط الإخوان لتعميق الثورة لا لتدعيم النظام.. لن نفوّض
A statement by the Revolutionary Socialists rejecting ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s speech.
The Popular War on Terror
Sarah Carr says the Muslim Brotherhood and the media are responsible for the former being branded as terrorists.
Human Rights Watch: Arrests of Syrians in Egypt Raise Deportation Fears
HRW condemns random arrests and intimidation of Syrian citizens in Egypt.
US Military Aid to Egypt Lost Value
Zeinab Abul-Magd argues that current discussion in the USA about cutting military aid to Egypt overestimates US leverage over Egyptian army.
`Combating Terrorism` Does Not Justify an Extralegal Mandate
Seven NGOs issue a statement condemning General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a popular mandate to combat terrorism.
Partners in Profiteering: Defense Firms and Diplomats in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
The main communication link between Egypt and the US has often been not a diplomat but a retired official employed at a law firm servicing the Egyptian military, says Shana Marshall.
Misir’in Turk Modeli Takintisi
Turkish translation of Hesham Sallam’s article on the idea of the Turkish model in Egypt.
The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule
Center for Trade Union and Worker Services’ complete report on the current situation of Egyptian workers, available in English and Arabic.
Neither Heroes, Nor Villains: A Conversation with Talal Asad on Egypt After Morsi
Jadaliyya’s interview with anthropologist Talal Asad on post-Morsi Egypt.
Where Were the Egyptian Workers in the June 2013 People’s Coup Revolution?
Heba F. El-Shazli says the independent trade unions will have to insist on having a bigger role in Egypt’s transition.
تحالفات العسكر - مصالح الأعمال في مصر قبل وبعد 30 يونيو: مقابلة مع وائل جمال
Interview with journalist Wael Gamal on the situation in Egypt after 30 June.
Egypt`s President Morsi in Power: A Timeline
A detailed outline of the main events during Mohamed Morsi’s presidency.
Marching to Sidi Gaber: Alexandria’s Epicenter of Upheaval
Amr Ali talks about Sidi Gaber’s political dynamics and how this translated into violent encounters on its streets.
ملف من الأرشيف: سيّد قطب
A Profile from the Archive presents Said Qotb.
Military-Business Alliances in Egypt Before and After 30 June: Interview with Wael Gamal
In an interview with Jadaliyya, Egyptian journalist Wael Gamal says that this is the time for various social groups to press the government and break elitist economic policies.
The Politics of the Brotherhood Democracy: How the Muslim Brotherhood Burned Their Bridges
Frida Alim says it is important to question whether the Muslim Brotherhood was ever a revolutionary force.
Omar Robert Hamilton argues that elections alone will never be enough for the regime to be called democratic in Egypt.
بحثاً عن فلسطين وسوريا في مصر الثورة
Yasmeen Daher and Sonja Bolous discuss the recent wave of hate speech against Palestinians and Syrians in Egyptian media.
من المنحط والمنبوذ إلى فضاء الطبقة الوسطى وإعلامها
Hanan Hammad explores politicization of vernacular among certain segments of the Egyptian society.
And Where Do the Workers Stand? Syndicates, Unions Divided Over Morsi’s Ouster
The divisive politics of 30 June surface in Egyptian trade unions and syndicates.
On the Confusion of the Present Moment
A translation of Dina Elkhawaga’s piece on street politics and the 30 June events.
Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities
Mariam Kirollos says an independent women’s movement is the way forward in the battle against sexual violence in Egypt.
Palestinian Journalist Syndicate Condemns Egyptian Media Incitement Against Palestinians
The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate says that the incitement against Palestinians by Egyptian media is dangerous.
EIPR Statement on Wave of Attacks on Copts and Churches in Egypt
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls on authorities to investigate sectarian attacks.
Statement by Pro-Democracy Pro-Morsi Protestors in Response to al-Sisi Speech
A statement by Morsi supporters denouncing claims made by General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi in his recent speech.
Ola Galal says overdisplay of nationalism in Egyptian media is alarming because it is coupled with a call for allegiance to repressive state institutions.
A Coup or a Continuation of the Revolution? (Video)
A video by Mosireen exploring the nature of the 30 June events.
ما الذي يحدث في مصر الآن؟
Ashraf El-Sherif foresees continuing crisis of legitimacy for the regime in Egypt.
No Jasmine Tea for the Square
A translation of Wael Gamal’s piece on driving forces on the Egyptian political scene.
Egypt`s Economic Challenges: An Interview with Amr Adly
Amr Adly comments on Egypt’s most immediate challenge of coping with pervasive poverty and raised expectations for economic prosperity.
Revolution? Coup d’état? The Certain Thing Is We Broke the Boxocracy
English translation of Amr Ezzat’s piece on the 30 June events and the legitimacy of the ballot box.
Rebels Beware of the Bears that Hug Your Generals
Sharif S. Elmusa follows the activism of young people in Egypt through the Tamarod campaign and comments on its future.
Egypt’s Media Blunders
Adel Iskandar comments on the biased media coverage of the 30 June events.
ثورة؟ انقلاب؟... الأكيد: كسّرنا الصندوقراطية
Amr Ezzat suggests that the 30 June protests crumbled the ballot box’s legitimacy.
Rising Up Against Sexual Violence: An Interview with Yasmin El-Rifae of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment
OPANTISH activist Yasmin El-Rifae discusses the activities of the anti-harassment organization.
Is The Egyptian Revolution Aborted? Interview With Hossam El-Hamalawy
Hossam El-Hamalawy comments on recent political developments in Egypt.
Al-Manial’s Tragedy in Photos
Jonathan Rashad’s photos from the clashes in Al-Manial between local residents and pro-Morsi protesters.
Kurdish Translation of Statement by Comrades from Cairo: `We Can Smell the Tear Gas from Rio and Taksim to Tahrir`
The Kurdish translation of Comrades from Cairo message to Turkish protesters.
الجموع: تحولات عالمية وميلاد من نوع آخر
Aly El Raggal talks about the future of political parties and whether they can satisfy new social and political configurations of representation.
ملف من الأرشيف: حسن البنا
Jadaliyya’s “A Profile from the Archives” presents Hassan Al-Banna’s biography.
Is the Egyptian Revolution Dead?
Philip Rizk says the events of 30 June were another attempt of the Egyptian military to co-opt the 25 January Revolution.
Omar Robert Hamilton responds to the Guardian’s one-sided subjective coverage of Egypt.
Where the Nile Flows into the Rubicon
Ellis Goldberg argues that Egypt needs a president who is independent of a political party in order to be able to handle crises more easily.
Midwife for a Pregnant Egypt
Asef Bayat argues that the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi was “revolutionary coercion.”
The June Rebellion in Egypt
Mohammed Bamyeh says the process of learning during the revolution leads to a new imagination.
Feminism(s), Secularism, and Religions: Encounter Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi and Other Scholars/Activsts
Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi, along with other activists and academics, discuss feminism and religion and the recent events in Egypt.
Has the Ouster of President Morsi Preserved the Path to Democracy or Ended It? A Panel Discussion on Egypt
A conversation with Adel Iskandar, Mona Atia and Wael Eskandar about the 30 June events.
حول ارتباك المشهد: طرح دولة ما بعد الاستقلال كأفق وحيد
Dina El Khawaga talks about the difference in motivations and visions of the crowds of protesters who took on 30 June.
They Want a Coup? Let’s Make a Revolution Out of It!
Omayma Kamal talks about various groups who have pushed the demands of the Revolution even before the new government has been formed.
الحرية بإيد الناس مش بالعسكر والحراس
A statement of the Revolutionary Socialists condemning both violence against the Muslim Brotherhood and their reactionary policies.
Greek Translation of Jadaliyya`s `Obsessed with Turkish Models in Egypt`
A translation into Greek of Hesham Sallam’s recent piece.
الميادين لا تشرب الشاي بالياسمين
Wael Gamal argues that the popular will is the one determining politics in Egypt.
On Sheep and Infidels
The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi has created a generation of Islamists who think that democracy does not include them, writes Sarah Carr.
Dissecting `Opposing` Views: Morocco Reacts to Events in Egypt
The Moroccan king’s congratulations to Adly Mansour and the PJD’s rejection of the “coup” are indicative of current politics in Morocco.
سياسات الشارع والدوامة السلطوية الأخيرة
Dina El khawaga argues that the current situation in Egypt gives an opportunity to reverse back to the alternative scenario of coalition-building rather than division on the political scene.
اعترافات من الميدان
Salma Hussein says that if she was to choose again between Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, she would vote again for the former.
My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part Two)
Translation of the first part of Amr Adly’s piece on the 30 June protests’ scenarios.
My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part One)
Translation of the first part of Amr Adly’s piece on the 30 June protests’ scenarios.
Morsi and the Army: The Illusive Power
Excerpts from Gilbert Achcar’s recently published book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising.
6th October Bridge: Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes (Video)
Mosireen’s video of the 6th October Bridge clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters.
Sahar Mandour argues that 30 June protests expresses the desire of Egyptians for a Renaissance that goes beyond military dictatorship and Islamist projects.
L’armee et l’economie en Egypte
The French translation of Zeinab Abul-Magd’s December 2011 piece on the military control over Egyptian economy.
Bulgarian Translation of Jadaliyya`s `The Army and the Economy in Egypt`
The Bulgarian translation of Zeinab Abul-Magd’s December 2011 piece on the military control over Egyptian economy.
Interview with Cairo-Based Journalist, Ahmad Shokr, about the Political Dynamics in Egypt
Ahmad Shokr clarifies the current situation in Egypt.
To Resolve Current Political Crisis: Rule of Law Must Be the Basis of the State
Fourteen rights NGOs advise that immediate measures should be taken to review the constitution and the legal framework and release political prisoners.
Statement by President Morsi`s Assistant Essam El Haddad
The statement of the Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations & International Cooperation claiming that the deposition of Mohamed Morsi is a coup.
Three Days of History: Making It and Waiting For It
Reem Abou-El-Fadl reports on her experience of the events of 30 June and 1 and 2 July.
Why the Western Media are Getting Egypt Wrong
Khaled Shaalan criticizes Western media’s inability to portray the complexity of the current situation in Egypt.
Revolution Bookshelf: Revolution is My Name
Elliott Colla comments on Mona Prince’s new book Revolution is My Name.
"A Glance" by Youssef Idris
Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation of Youssef Idris’ short piece “A Glance.”
A Reflection on Violence and Democracy
Koenraad Bogaert argues that outbursts of revolutionary activity and sometimes violence defy Western democracy promoters’ ideas of what political freedom means.
In the aftermath of the military intervention, Amr Shalakany seeks to remind that the Egyptian Revolution was against military rule.
Sectarianism and Counter-Revolution in Egypt: Not a Family Affair
Reem Abou-El-Fadl says that Mohamed Morsi has lost all legitimacy after using sectarian Islamism for political gains.
That a Revolution, As Yet Undefeated, May Succeed
The English translation of Wael Gamal’s piece on the 30 June protests.
Press Release by Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault on Sexual Assaults during 30 June Demonstrations (Video)
OPANTISH describes the mass occurrence of violent sexual harassment during the 30 June demonstrations and the persistent lack of attention towards this issue from the authorities.
يوم اختفى الإخوان من شوارع مصر
Amr Magdi interprets the popularity of the 30 June protests as a sign of the imminent disappearance of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in Egypt.
Kahireli Yoldaslar grubundan mektup
The translation into Turkish of the letter of solidarity from the Comrades from Cairo to protesters in Turkey.
مصر: الثورة والتمرد
Shaker Alnasseri says that the popular mobilization is an attempt to save the revolution from religious fascism.
كي تنتصر ثورة لم تنهزم بعد
Wael Gamal says that the mass mobilization of the 30 June demonstrations circumscribe both wings of the counter-revolution in Egypt.
The Political Consequences of Mr. Morsi
Ellis Goldberg argues that the way out of the current crisis in Egypt necessitates the resignation of Mohamed Morsi.
Introducing Mada Masr
The former editorial team of Egypt Independent introduces its new project: Mada Masr.
Yasmin El-Rifae comments on the continuing grave issue of violent sexual assaults on women during protests in Egypt.