Search Results for "Egyptians" : 25

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

Of Egyptians, For Egyptians

by From Wikimedia Commons It is a great mistake to suggest simplicity when an issue is obviously complex. Time magazine’s July 9 cover story on the state of Egypt’s rulers boasts the simple and suggestive headline, “The 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 d…

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

Egypt’s Party Scene

…, Mubarak held the presidency, and Nour was imprisoned. It is this with-us-or-against-us mindset that has placed Egyptians into a hole that can only be escaped through gradual trust in elected politicians. This polarized mindset was present even before Egyptians had the chance to engage in the first free and fair elections in May 2012. In discussion with Western allies, Mubarak would strengthen his autocratic position by presenting his Islamist o…

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

Mudslinging in Denial

by by Marissa Tjartjalis Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been accused of many things throughout her political career. Yet until her visit to Egypt this past July, being a “Secret Islamist” was not one of them. Pulling up to the Four Seasons in Cairo, however, Clinton encountered a number of surprising allegations. “Hillary Clinton is the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood,” one sign read in the midst of screaming protester…

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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 September 25, 2012 at 11:03 am / in Web Columnists

Joshua Fattal

by Joshua Fattal is a Columbia sophomore planning to major in intellectual history. He is interested in philosophy, politics, and human rights, and currently sits on the editorial board of The Current and the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review. He can be reached at   Putting Evil in Context September 25, 2012 10:09 pm Within the story of the MEK […]

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

Seizing the Day and Fixing the Sinai

…further violence. Since 1967, the Sinai has been a point of contention between every generation of Israelis and Egyptians, and the events of this month seemed even more strenuous given the new and, as of yet, untested Egyptian leadership. At first, the Israelis, who are suspicious of the Islamist leadership to the point of paranoia, and the Egyptians, who seem all too eager to take control of the largely demilitarized Sinai, dealt with the crisi…

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

Don’t Worry Yet

…d 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 Mubarak regime had been transporting gas to Israel at a lower than market price, a deal that was recently halted. So long as the United State…

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by / on February 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm / in Opinion, World

Cairo Voted No

by In the months preceding the United States’ most recent presidential election, commentators, analysts, and other agents of the mainstream media argued about America’s political-geographic climate, swing states, campaign trails, and whether the final draw lay in Ohio, Florida, or Virginia. Generally, politicians in the West plan campaigns strategically, deciding how to use their resources to divide and conquer America’s politically di…

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by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:59 am / in Issue, Main Menu, Middle East, World

Two Months Later

by The pyramids are the only Wonder of the Ancient World still standing. For most people, they are an exotic symbol of Egypt and the ancient mythos the name of that nation conjures up—the embellished and aggrandized tales of curses, ancient gods, slavery and hidden treasure that captivate children the world over.  But when I visited Egypt in March, I did not see the pyramids—not even from a distance. I was more captivated by the myster…

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