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Student Corner: Soldiers versus Workers
Taher El Moataz Bellah sheds light on the persistence of workers’ strike across Egypt, which shows lack of fulfillment of demands three years after the 25 January uprising.
Mohamed Fouad argues that the state’s priority lies in appeasing the public rather than bring in real change.
Sisi Not Egypt’s Civilian Messiah
Alfred Raouf argues, “Whoever becomes Egypt’s next president must do three things, including bringing all political parties together if Egypt is to be able to rebuild its economy and political institutions.”
The Arab Spring and The Changing Balance of Global Power
David Held and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen examine the ramifications of the Arab uprisings on regional and global powers.
Four Reasons for Throwing Down a Gauntlet to El Sisi
Mina Fayek says, “With increasing workers strikes, gas shortages and daily power cuts in addition to a dwindling economy and tourism industry, Egypt’s presidential hopefuls, including al-Sisi, should be aware that using traditional tactics to solve Egypt’s problems is not going to work in his or anyone else’s favor.”
Political Violence and State Repression in Egypt
Maged Mandour argues, “The level of political violence and state repression is set to increase over the coming years in Egypt. The slogan, “Egypt is fighting terrorism” is only a short-term remedy, diverting attention away from a severe economic and political crisis.”
Is Higher Minimum Wage the Solution?
Shanta Devarajan and Tara Vishwanath argue that the increase in minimum wage will exacerbate inequality because “three out of four Egyptian workers are small farmers, self-employed, or work in the informal sector.”
Biblawi’s Resignation Leaves More Questions For Egypt
Bassem Sabry says, “Hazem el-Biblawi`s resignation highlights the difficult realities of governing and the uncertainties facing Egypt, and paves the way for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s candidacy.”
Ministers in Egypt`s New Cabinet
Ahram Online compiles profiles of newly appointed cabinet members.
The Cabinet’s Resignation: A Step in Which Direction?
Farid Zahran argues that cabinet shuffles and shifts are no guarantees to bring stability to Egypt.
The ABCs of VAT
Isabel Esterman sheds light on the ramifications of adopting value added tax (VAT) on individuals, businesses, and the government.
Evicted and Nowhere to Go
Heba Afify writes on the families who have been forcibly evicted from their homes.
The Police: Fear and Racism
Fatma Emam Sakory writes on the police’s brutality in her neighborhood.
The Politics of Mobilization and Demobilization (Part 2)
Karim Medhat Ennarah argues that the January 25 Revolution succeeded in politicizing the public, however, the state might or might not succeed in oppressing the public’s spirit with time.
Labor in the Arab Uprisings Three Years On
Ian Hartshorn compares the status of labor unions in Tunisia and Egypt three years following the uprisings that swept the Arab world.
The Conman’s Paradise
Mahmoud Salem compares the similarities between the Muslim Brotherhood’s and the interim government’s actions in writing the constitution, the industry of tourism, and discourse of development.
Why Torture the Innocent?
Wael Eskandar writes a historical analysis of the security apparatus’ oppressive practices against prisoners.
After El-Beblawi`s Resignation, What`s Next?
Dina Ezzat predicts possible outcomes following El-Beblawi’s government resignation based on governmental and political sources.
Friday Sermons: All Together Now?
Mai Shams El-Din writes on the Ministry of Endowments’ authorization of Friday sermon topics.
هل اكتشفنا دواء الإيدز وفيروس سي؟
In response to Egyptian army’s AIDS cure claims, Mustafa al-Naggar writes on the rigorous and complex research and tests medical specialists carry out before approving medications.
دعوة لفتح الحوار حول عقوبة الإعدام
Reem Sa’ad calls for opening the debate on death penalty in Egypt before it becomes a normative practice to prevent crimes and terrorism.
Tamer Abu Arab reflects on the appointment of Minister of Housing, Engineer Ibrahim Mahlab, as Prime Minister.
براءة من السياسة
Amr Khafaga argues the newly appointed members of the new cabinet are mostly technocrats to maintain apolitical perspectives when conducting government work.
مفوضية الشباب.. هل تسهم في دمج الشباب المصري في مؤسسات الدولة؟
Reham Mokbel sheds light on reactions of establishing Youth Commission by Egyptian presidency.
بعض الأسئلة لمن صمتوا طويلًا
Amr Hamzawy addresses several questions to politicians, political scientists, and journalists who support the violations that followed the Morsi’s ouster.
رئيس وزراء مصر الجديد هو أحد أعضاء الوطني المنحل
Mada Masr writes a brief biography of the political life of Minister of Housing, Ibrahim Mahlab.
نحو فهم عقلانى للعالم
Amr Hamzawy argues that the media must focus on rational analysis of the economic and strategic relations between the United States and Russia instead of assuming the return of bipolarity in international politics.
أماكن الاحتجاز تعذيب في حد ذاتها
Rida Mere’e writes on the inhumane conditions of detention centers.
البحث عن النفوذ الاقتصادي في مصر
Mohamed Gad reflects on the impact economic aid has on Egypt.
النهاية الإكلينيكية للحياة السياسية في مصر
Ahmed Fuad argues that weak political parties will lead to low voting turnout in parliamentary elections.
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The Passions of the Trash Drive: A Group Exhibition
Medrar TV reports on Malak Helmy’s exhibition titled The Passions of the Trash Drive: A Group Exhibition.
حول التَسَلسل في العالم العربي
Perry Anderson analyzes the historical links between western imperialism and authoritarian resilience in the Arab world.
Event: Grounding Political Change in Egypt: The Public Interest, Local Roots of Democracy, and the Right to the City (Cairo, 3 March)
Jadaliyya’s Reports Page announces an event hosted by TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative to be held at American University.
Mosireen and the Battle for Political Memory
Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo recaps Sherief Gaber’s lecture at the university.