[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
Maged Mandour reflects on the theoretical explanations of what constitutes a rebel.
Fraud Fighters Wanted in the Middle East
Rayna Stamboliyska says, “Egypt is just one of the places in the Arab world where scientific misconduct is tolerated. But the onus is global. What are research institutions waiting for to enforce policies? And what is the international community waiting for to stop the use of populations as guinea pigs?”
Choices for the Government and Opposition after the Presidential Elections
Amr Hamzawy reflects on the rule of Egypt’s elites, prominent media figures, and the opposition following al-Sisi’s win in the presidential election.
Sisi and Russia: No Replacement for the United States
Mark Katz argues that while Egyptian-Russian relations will deepen on various levels, Russia will not replace the United States.
Egypt and the Return of the ‘Old Time Religion’
Maged Atiya argues that the current government’s recognition of the Coptic Orthodox Church does not mean the regime recognizes the discrimination against Copts, or a sign of rectifying new laws to provide the religious minority their sociopolitical rights.
Sisi Channels Salazar…Whoever He Was
Nathan J. Brown and Oren Samet-Marram argue that al-Sisi’s approach “will resemble a breed of dictator common in the years prior to World War II.”
The Brotherhood’s Future: An Interview with Freedom & Justice Party Spokesman, Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery
Ignacio M. Delgado Culebras interviews Abdel Mawgoud al-Darbdery, spokesperson for the Freedom and Justice Party’s Foreign Relations Committee, in which he discusses the party’s perspective on reconciliation and the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans in the future.
Five Years After the Cairo Speech
The Middle East Institute and the Arab American Institute host a panel discussion on a research conducted on Arab attitudes toward the United States foreign policy on Egypt, Syria, Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution, and the United States’ relations with the Arab world. (VIDEO)
For US Foreign Policy, `Left` and `Right` Have Little Meaning
Chase Madar offers a comparative analysis of the Democratic and Republican Parties’ foreign policy by drawing on examples from previous administrations and the Obama Administration’s foreign policy decisions.
“Egypt Wants Tourists, Not Terrorists:” My Tea with Sissi
Amr Khalifa writes a hypothetical interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on 22 May 2022.
The End of Reciprocity: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Security Sector
Karim Medhat Ennarah analyzes the short-term alliance between the Muslim Brotherhood and the security sector following the 25 January uprising.
Intrusion For All
Fahmi Howeidi argues that the Interior Ministry’s monitoring and surveillance project is re-instituting Mubarak’s regime in Egypt.
Who is Abdel Fatah al-Sisi? – Video
Phoebe Greenwood reports on al-Sisi’s rise to power following Morsi’s ouster.
Justice for Mahienour, Who Seeks Justice for All
Rasha Abdulla reflects on Mahienour El-Marsy’s activism through the author’s personal and professional encounters with the activist.
The Turnout Question
Mai Shams El-Din argues, “Less than expected voter participation in the elections reveals a not so coherent powerhouse behind Sisi.”
Simplifying the Interior Ministry’s Quest For Surveillance: In Qs and As
Ramy Raoof reacts to reports on the Interior Ministry’s surveillance on social networks and the internet.
We Are All
Lina Attalah reflects on how the tragic death of Khalid Saeed has impacted the Egyptian society.
Copts and Political Action before the 1919 Revolution
Farid Zahran analyzes the dynamics between the British colony and Copts in Egypt prior to the 1919 Revolution.
Sabahy’s Bottom Dollar Bet
Johannes Amin Makar explains Sabbahi’s run for office despite the odds against his win in the presidential election.
Three Card Monte: Egyptian Style
Amr Khalifa offers a retrospective analysis of al-Sisi’s rise “as an autocrat with the guise of a savior” to the public.
Sisi Meets Egypt`s Economic Hurdles
Isabel Easterman illustrates the economic challenges al-Sisi will encounter as Egypt’s new president.
The Kremlin and the Kingdom: Contradictory Signals?
Mark Katz argues while Saudi Arabia is about to purchase Russian arms for Egypt, this move is not intended to strengthen relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia, or Russia and Egypt.
Egypt’s Most Dangerous Professions
Jano Charbel sheds light on the hazardous conditions industrial workers face in Egypt.
The Real Tragedy of Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef`s Censorship Is He Played a Role in It
Max Fisher argues that Bassem Youssef has paradoxically played an indirect role in restricting freedom of speech in Egypt through his support for the military coup in July 2013.
Hani al-Hussaini argues that Mubarak’s state was mainly divided into two sectors; the first constitutes the economic and legislative sector, whereas the second is the social sector mainly under the authority of the Muslim Brotherhood.
السعودية تبعث بأقوى رسالة دعم للسيسي
Yara Beyoumi analyzes Saudi Arabia’s King Abdellah’s letter in which he strongly expressed the Kingdom’s support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Egypt.
ماذا تكسب مصر من فرض ضريبة على أرباح البورصة؟
Ehab Farouk writes on the tax increase imposed on stock market revenues.
عن تحديات كبرى قادمة
Arm Hamzawy reflects on the consequences of the (re)emergence of the police state on the demands for “bread, freedom, and social justice.”
Amr Khafaga reflects on the challenges that face Egypt’s democracy following the 2014 presidential elections.
أكثر المهن خطورة فى مصر
Jano Charbel sheds light on the hazardous conditions industrial workers face in Egypt.
عن الفحم والصحة والعدالة والمستقبل
Rajiya al-Jarzawy counters Akram Ismael’s article on the advantages of coal as an alternative source for energy in Egypt.
اقتصاد السيسي ودولة مبارك
Mohammed Gad argues that the state’s economic political approach—that is reminiscent with the policies previously implemented by developing countries—has rarely succeeded without true democratic change.
القبضة الإلكترونية».. حماية أم مراقبة المجتمع؟»
Mustafa Mehe’e questions the practicality of the Ministry of Interior’s Internet surveillance project in Egypt.
المد المفاجىء لأيام التصويت بين القانونية والشبهات
Adel Ramadan reflects on the legality of the voting extension of the presidential election to a third day.
«غضب وقلق في مؤتمر التضامن مع «الشامي وسلطان
Mustafa Mehe’e reports on Abdallah el-Shamy and Mohammed Sultan’s solidarity conference in which he focuses on the troubling conditions the two detainees face in Turah prison facility.
رسالة باسم يوسف إلى المشير الرئيس
Tamer Abu Arab sheds light on the Egyptian regime’s oppression of journalists, activists, and protesters.
Recently on Jadaliyya Egypt:
May Ziada: A Profile from the Archives
Jadaliyya’s A Profile from the Archives Page introduces Lebanese author and writer May Ziada.
`Mind the Gap: Bridging Knowledge and Practices of Activism` at the Fourth Arab Bloggers Meeting
Enrico De Angelis and Donatella Della Ratta write on the debate revolving around the impact of “networked communication technologies on social change and activism” in the Arab world.
تزامنٌ شيّق برغم الاختلاف
Sahar Mandour reflects on the differences between Egypt and Syria’s presidential elections.
مينا: أجساد موشومة
Abdullah AlBayyari reviews Sahar Mandour’s novel “Mina.”
Counting Votes in Egypt and Practicing Return in Palestine: Interviews with Hossam El-Hamalawy and Samera Esmeir
VOMENA’s Khalil Bendib interviews Hossam El-Hamalawy on the low voter turnout at the 2014 presidential election.
Egyptian Investment Law Axing Proxy Litigation Harmful to Citizen Rights
Menna Omar writes on the legal advantages and disadvantages of the amended investment law on government officials, investors, and citizens’ rights.
Theory and its Consequences: A Reply to Joel Beinin
Brecht De Smet reacts to Joel Beinin’s article “History and Consequences,” by invoking several theoretical arguments of revolution and its impact on the economy, politics, and society.
المراجعات الاقتصادية الكبرى.. الاختراع الاقتصادي الأخطر في القرن العشرين: الناتج المحلي الاجمالي
Wael Gamal analyzes the economic and political significance of GDP as an indicator of economic, political, and social development.
Port Said in the Evening, Port Said in the Morning
MK Kalfat writes on the impact of the historical events of the 1950s, and onwards, on Suez Folk Festival in Port Said.