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Hani Atalla analyzes the role Egypt has played in exacerbating tensions over the construction of the Renaissance Dam project.
Sisi: The Candidate for Egyptian Women?
Sara Abdel-Rahim argues that the publicized female support for al-Sisi may not be long lasting.
Egypt’s Economy Poses Daunting Current and Future Challenges
Gregg Carlstorm analyzes the current energy crisis facing Egypt in light of the interim government’s response to this issue.
Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East
Amro Ali announces the publishing of a new book titled: Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East edited by Linda Herrera with Rehab Sakr.
The Road to Presidential Elections
EgyptSource provides an update on presidential elections by focusing on electoral law and possible presidential contenders.
Egypt’s Elite and an End to a Call for Democracy
Amr Hamzawy analyzes various causalities that led to the cessation of democratic demands by Egypt’s elite.
Egypt`s Spring 2014: Is the Counter-Revolution Now Complete?
Patrick Kingsley writes, “The joy of the January revolution of 2011 has given way to the return of a form of authoritarian rule. How much power does the country`s new strongman, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, intend to wield?”
From Sexual Harassment to Sexual Liberation
Khaled Diab says, “At the heart of Egypt’s sexual harassment epidemic lies an out-of-date and unrealistic ideal of the “real” man and the “honorable” woman.”
Alaa Abd El Fattah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman Released in Shura Council Case
Mada Masr reports on the activists’ trial.
Being a "Boogieman"
“[Maged Mandour] shares his personal experience of transformation, living abroad, after a revolution kicks off in his home country and hopes that one day he will no longer have to be a "boogieman."”
New Investment Law Leaves the Door Wide Open for Corruption
Tom Rollins and Does Vandousselaere argue, “Attempts to attract investments into Egypt risk a return of Mubarak-era business practices.”
World Water Day: Egypt`s Polluted Waters
Isabel Bottoms sheds light on the impact of political economy on the persistence of water pollution in Egypt which has greater ramifications on rural and poor communities in the country.
The Continuous Battle against Sexual Harassment in Egypt
Yasmin El-Rifae argues that sexual harassment in Egypt is a persistent problem due to the inherently patriarchal political and economic systems in the country.
What is the US Discussing with the Muslim Brotherhood?
Wael Nawara argues, “Egyptians are puzzled why the Obama administration and some in Congress are sending mixed signals on US aid to Egypt while appearing to maintain a quiet dialogue with the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Freedom of Religion in Egypt No Better Under Military Rule
Mahmoud Salem presents several cases that indicate the absence of freedom of religion in Egypt under the military-backed regime.
Media Crackdown More Severe for Egyptian Journalists
Shadi Rahimi says, “President Adly Mansour pledged to help secure the release of Australian journalist Peter Greste, arousing speculation that foreign journalists are receiving preferential treatment over local journalists.”
Al-Sisi’s Austerity Request
Rana Allam reacts to al-Sisi’s call for Egyptians to commit to spending cuts.
A New Leader For A Young Party
Ursula Lindsey interviews Hala Shukrallah, president of Dostour Party.
The Nationalist Phoenix Rises
Moritz Mihatsch writes, “The nationalist-army alliance rises from the ashes of the revolution to retake its original position in the state. Interestingly, twenty years ago in Eastern Europe a similar development took place.”
Amr Khafaga writes on the agricultural land violations and the issue of housing in Egypt.
Alaa Abd El-Fattah analyzes the conditions of the Egyptian state in light of the propaganda Trofim Lysenko publicized during Stalin’s reign in the Soviet Union.
المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية تصدر دراسة عن تطبيق الحد الأدنى للأجور في القطاع الحكومي
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a study on applying minimum wages in the public sector.
حادثة تحرش جماعي بجامعة القاهرة وحلقة جديدة من حلقات فشل الدولة في حماية أجساد النساء، والمسئولون يتبنون خطابات لوم الضحية
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a statement condemning the sexual harassment incident that occurred on Cairo University campus.
العمالة المصريّة في قطر وراء التلكؤ في قرار قطع العلاقات
Walaa Hussein argues that Egypt’s reluctance to follow Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain’s footsteps on Qatar is because the government fears how this could affect Egyptian expatriates in Qatar.
"اليوم العالمي لحماية المستهلك: "مالكش حق
Sharif Sadiq highlights the shortcomings of consumer protection laws in Egypt.
غيوم أزمة القاهرة تملأ سماء الخليج
Mai Shams El-Din reflects on the effect of the political developments in Egypt on Gulf States’ rift.
أرابتك كانت تحلم أيضا بمساكن البسطاء
Mohamed Gad sheds light on the motives and reasons behind SCAF’s announcement of building large, low-cost housing project in Egypt.
الباعة الجائلون: بعيداً عن الكر والفر
Shaheer George analyzes the economic challenges that face Egyptians, in light of the growth in number of street vendors.
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EIPR Report Reveals $10 Billion Lost in Corrupt Gas Contracts as Daily Blackouts Spread in Egypt
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) releases a report that shows significant loses in gas revenues during Mubarak’s reign.
History and Consequences
Joel Beinin responds to Brecht De Smet’s article Revolution and Counter Revolution in Egypt.
ما بعد الناصرية
Amr Adly analyzes the political and social dynamics that led to the persistence of “Nasserism” since the 1950s in Egypt.