Search Results for "Egyptian" : 53

by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:01 am / in Middle East, World

Mudslinging in Denial

…House. What made their claims so significant, however, was that some of the protesters were citing American, not Egyptian, sources to back their claims. Outside the Four Seasons, Egyptian demonstrators quoted American blogs, think tanks, and videos, all warning against Muslim Brotherhood plots to infiltrate the White House. Egyptian bloggers like Sara Ahmed cited a web episode where Frank Gaffney and General William Boykin, a former Deputy Unders…

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by / on April 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm / in Middle East, Opinion, World

Egypt’s Authoritarian, Redux?

…hat Morsi will “not heed” the court’s verdict. And finally, on March 31, in a move that has made the most noise, Egyptian state prosecutors summoned Bassem Youssef, a famous Egyptian satirist, television host, and heart surgeon, to answer questions about recent allegations that he had insulted President Morsi and denigrated Islam on his popular Egyptian show (fashioned after the “Daily Show”), “El Bernameg.” In light of these developments, it is…

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by / on August 30, 2012 at 1:16 am / in Opinion, World

Seizing the Day and Fixing the Sinai

by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be wise to consider learning from the late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. On May 17, 1977 at 11:30 PM, Egyptian Vice President Hosni Mubarak learned that Menachem Begin had surprisingly won the Israeli elections. Mubarak woke President Sadat, saying, “Mr. President, I have bad news for you, Begin will be Prime Minister.” Sadat turned to Mubarak and surprisingly (but providentially) r…

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by / on July 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Opinion, World

Of Egyptians, For Egyptians

…he Revolution That Wasn’t.” But while this headline is provocative, it is not nuanced, and it is misleading. The Egyptian revolution very much was. We may be collectively worried about the stability of Egypt’s fledgling democracy, but this is a normal and expected concern. It is part of the process of democratization. But it is a mistake to confuse our anxiety with a suggestion that the Egyptian revolution has failed. If we look closely at where…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm / in Middle East, World

Egypt’s Party Scene

…rotherhood, and those supporting Shafiq were categorized as felool, or Mubarak supporters. Perhaps it is because Egyptians have never had a free election between multiple parties under Mubarak, Sadat, and Nasser, that they are currently struggling with the concept of political difference and pluralism. The Egyptian Republic under Gamal Abdel Nasser started with a one-party system. In 1978, Sadat formed the National Democratic Party (NDP) and ende…

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by / on February 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm / in ACE Forum, Allegiance of College Editors

Egypt Forum V: The Return of the Google Executive

…ning of a revolution was looking more like a rearrangement of the regime that would revolutionize little for the Egyptian people who craved a transparent, democratic government. However, today, Al Jazeera reported that 20,000 factory workers have stayed away from work in a nation-wide strike planned by Egyptian labor unions. Though it is unclear whether these strikers are united under one democratic cause, there is no doubt that they are adding m…

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by / on May 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm / in Opinion, World

Run Off for Morsi, Shafiq Doesn’t Keep Promise of Egyptian Revolution

…oppression of the past. Some might say that the results putting Morsi and Shafiq at the top might indicate that Egyptians’ revolutionary zeal is over, and that instead, political parties with years-long organization have triumphed. However, when counted together, the votes of Egyptians indicate a majority for those candidates whose ideals have more consistently supported the revolution, namely, Sabahi and Abol Fotouh. Therefore it is frustrating…

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by / on July 9, 2013 at 11:12 am / in Middle East, Opinion, World

Egypt’s Uncertain Democracy

…atically elected president, I couldn’t help but acknowledge my growing measure of unease. Like millions of other Egyptians throughout the month of June, my anticipation had grown for the scheduled June 30 climax to the “Tamarod” movement against President Morsi. And like millions of Egyptians, I had previously expressed my dissatisfaction regarding the nature of Morsi’s rule since his election in 2012. I was hopeful that a massive movement would…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:01 am / in Middle East, Winter 2013, World

The Grain Drain

…may be hard to complete, because a shortage of fertilizers and diesel to run irrigation equipment has caused the Egyptian harvest to decline. Farmers complain that over the last two years production costs have doubled, making wheat less profitable. Cairo struggles to answer a fundamental question: Given the poor conditions of Egyptian agricultural land, how can the national harvest be increased so the country can distance itself from fluctuations…

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm / in Opinion, World

Don’t Worry Yet

…has received billions of dollars to maintain the peace. During her visit to Egypt and Israel, Clinton discussed Egyptian-Israeli relations and US efforts to maintain cordial relations. Clinton stated that “we have a clear message of support for what the Egyptians decide is in their own best interest.” But what if a public opinion poll were to show that Egyptians believe a treaty with Israel is not in their best interest? After all, for years the…

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