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Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem
Tom Rollins says, “Egypt`s Coptic Orthodox Church has maintained a ban on Copts visiting holy sites in Israel and Palestine since 1978, but some are debating its merit.”
Sisi, Sabbahi, and the Future of Egypt’s Economy
Daniel Stoker offers a comparative analysis of the economic policies al-Sisi and Sabbahi to adapt and how they might impact Egyptians, if implemented.
`Good Muslim men`: Coptic Christians and the Presidency
Dina Ezzat writes on Coptic Christians’ opinions on the upcoming presidential elections.
Does General Sisi Have a Plan for Egypt`s Economy?
Mohamed El Dahshan analyzes al-Sisi speech on the economy.
International and Egyptian Street Artists Join Hands Against Sisi
Alice Speri reflects on street artists’ work in expressing their discontent with al-Sisi in Cairo, London, and New York City.
Egypt’s Unmet Expectations
Scott Williamson sheds light on the problematic of the government’s promotion of far-fetched promises to the people of Egypt.
Talking Finance: Will the Minister Reform Subsidies?
Mohamed Gad offers a retrospective analysis of the role of the financial ministry in impacting the socioeconomic status of the country.
Omar Robert Hamilton says, "We too, are divided now, in Egypt. Along many axes. And while Israel moves with a plan that is blunt and unsparing, Egypt’s naked submission to capital and corruption breeds random catastrophes and a state of permanent regression."
Trust, but Prepare: A Civilian Sisi and an Empowered SCAF in a New Political Era
Gregg Carlstrom and Basil el-Dabh argue that al-Sisi’s looming presidency will not have a major impact on SCAF’s autonomy and authority should he fail as president of Egypt.
EU, Egypt Agree to Elections Observation Mission
H. A. Hellyer says, “The agreement for the EU to monitor Egypt’s coming elections will add to their legitimacy, but not everyone agrees the move is wise.”
Egyptians Divided Over Police Presence on University Campuses
Enas Hamed says, “Several Egyptian universities approved the entry and stationing of police forces on their campuses, in a bid to disperse student protests.”
Egypt’s Steep Learning Curve in National Housing Projects
Isabel Esterman highlights the government’s negligence of the socioeconomic status of the lower-class in Egypt through reflecting on forced evacuations and demolishing of informal houses, leaving residents without shelter or a roof over their heads.
Even if We can Cure AIDS, Do We Really Want to?
Amani Massoud says, “The more society rejects and marginalizes people living with HIV, the more reluctant the government is to address the real issues that are fueling the epidemic. The question is not whether or not we can cure AIDS, it’s whether or not we really want to.”
From Minya, After the Verdict
Jahd Khalil sheds light onto the lives of the several family members of the 529 Brotherhood supporters sentenced to death.
د.ابراهيم علوش: حرب الإمبريالية ضد الدول المستقلة
Dr. Ibrahim Aloush argues that violence becomes prominent in states that seek independence from imperialism.
د. علي عبد العزيز: ما الذي تحقق من الثورة
Dr. Ali Abdelaziz argues that the ‘revolution’ did not achieve real change thus far.
!محمد عبد الحكم دياب: مصر وعقدة ‘شرعنة’ العنف المسلح بين عنف راهن وآخر متوقع
Mohamed Abdel Hakim Diyab offers an analysis on the rise of new movements, thus increasing social schisms and polarization in Egypt.
تامر هنداوي: رسائل الجنوب
Tamer Hindawy argues that establishing truce to stop violence in Aswan is not sufficient to solve the deep-rooted social injustices Noubians suffer from.
(أعياد الأقباط» بين قائدين عسكريين و«جماعة» (تقرير
Mohamed Kassab argues that Coptic Holidays have adapted a political stance since the 25 January uprising.
أفكار ومقولات مشوهة
Amr Hamzawy debunks normative notions on the correlation between poverty and illiteracy and lack of democracy in Egypt.
التطهر من الفلول والإخوان
Emad El-Din Hussain argues that Egypt will not progress unless elements of feloul and the Brotherhood are purged from society.
زياد بهاء الدين يكتب لـ«الشروق»: ما أهمية قانون التظاهر؟ ولماذا ينبغي تعديله؟ وما البدائل المتاحة؟
Ziad Baha’a El-Din reflects on the protest law, how it can be alternated and amended.
البرد: القاتل الصامت
Reem Labib and Mika Minio-Paluello analyze the impact of climate change on the poor in Egypt.
شيوخ القبائل في سيناء.. أحجار شطرنج بيد من يحكم القاهرة
Al-Monitor reports on the alliance of Sinai’s tribal leaders with the government and how this alliance has resulted in tribal leaders “losing influence among their tribes.”
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Nariman Naji reacts to the increase in killing and torturing of journalists in Egypt.
Event Report-Back -- Before the Modern, After the Medieval: Egypt and the Middle East in the Eighteenth Century
Daniel Woodward recaps a two-day event that took place at the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo (AUC) titled “Before the Modern, After the Medieval: Egypt and the Middle East in the 18th Century.”
Tahrir, Taksim, Tempelhof: Between Political Fields
Theo Barry-Born draws linkage between urban spaces and their use to express political discontent by reflecting on Cairo, Istanbul, and Berlin.
On the Road: An Exhibition by Paul Ayoub Geday
Medrar TV reports on photography exhibition titled “On the Road” by Egyptian artist, and filmmaker Paul Ayoub Geday.
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Jadaliyya interviews Valeska Huber on her latest book “Channeling Motilities: Migration and Globalization in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond.”