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Tahrir Square Five Years On: The Hurdles to Democratization and Arab Youth Revolts

The failure of most Arab states to transition to democracy is unsurprising. Poor countries in Africa, Asia and Central America have had the same difficulties. It has nothing to do with Islam or Arabs. It has everything to do with lack of development.

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Egypt Cancels Revolution Fete to Mourn the Saudi King Who Derailed Revolution

In a great irony, the Egyptian government attempted to cancel the commemoration of the January 25 revolution four years ago, on the grounds that the late King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia needed to be mourned.

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Can Tony Blair Mess Up Egypt Even Worse?

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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Photo of the Day: Egyptian Youth Demanded End to Military Trials for Civilians

On the June 30 anniversary of the determined masses gathered in their millions at Tahrir Square and in city centers throughout Egypt, demanding a recall election for then Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamad Morsi, Tahrir Square in Cairo was blocked off and deserted.

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 READ MORE



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Egypt, Syria, Libya ... What Is the Appeal of Phony Elections in the Middle East?

The world has been treated to a whole series of “elections” in the Middle East recently.

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Egypt: Passive Aggression and Counterrevolution: Voters, Youth Stay Home

Voting was abruptly extended from two days to three in Egypt’s presidential election Tuesday, apparently because of an unexpectedly low turnout.

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A Robotic Hand Designed to Feel

A Dutch man has a prosthetic connected to his nerves, which allows him to feel pressure; Harvard alumni will have exclusive access to some massive open online courses offered by the university; meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s legacies live on. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 READ MORE



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The 18th Brumaire of Gen. al-Sisi in Egypt

On Monday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced that Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (also the minister of defense) was free to run for president if his conscience led him to do so.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 READ MORE



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Egypt Polarized Between Pro-Military, Anti-Coup on Revolution Anniversary

January 25 marked the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak, and Egyptians observed it in three distinctively different ways.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



Egyptian Demonstrators Killed in Anniversary Protest

At least 54 people were killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Egypt on the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Why Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy Is Succeeding While Egypt Falters

On Sunday, Tunisia’s parliament will vote on the final text of the new constitution.

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 READ MORE



Cairo Blasts Kill Six People

Hundreds were wounded in addition to the half-dozen killed by a series of explosions outside police headquarters in central Cairo on Friday morning.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Egypt Jails Secular Leaders of 2011 Revolt

Three leaders of Egypt’s 2011 uprising were put in prison for what could be three years in a government effort to stamp out secular and Islamist opposition to the current administration, activists say.

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 READ MORE



No Fracking Way in France

The French constitutional council upheld a law that bans hydraulic fracturing in the European country; a report claims Syrian rebels committed war crimes, killing and abducting hundreds of civilians; and data analytics are being used to discriminate against the poor. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Morsi Brought the Second Revolution on Himself

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi begat the misrule currently gripping his country by ignoring the needs of too many of his fellow citizens, says Egyptian writer and activist Ahdaf Soueif.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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Climate ‘Threat to Arab Spring’

Working to build the resilience of countries in the Middle East and North Africa to food and energy price shocks would do far more than armed force to safeguard the gains of the Arab Spring, a think tank argues.

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Egyptians Protest President Morsi at Mass Rally

Tens of thousands of Egyptians poured back into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday for a demonstration against President Mohamed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers—before a constitution could be written—claiming they were needed to protect the revolution.

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Egyptian Judges Condemn Morsi Decree

Egypt’s highest court has accused President Mohamed Morsi of staging an “unprecedented attack” on the judiciary by granting himself extensive new powers, including a ban on revoking presidential decisions and a prohibition against dissolving the legislative assembly.

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Dispatches From Cairo: Ms. Clinton, Kindly Butt Out

Egyptians, beset by a heat wave and overheated politics, resent American meddling in their contested presidential election.

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Dispatches From Cairo: The Dream Dissolves

A court ruling has inflicted a powerful blow on Egypt’s revolution, stunning hopes for true democracy and reaffirming the control of the old elite.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 READ MORE



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ElBaradei Chastises Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Youth

The Muslim Brotherhood’s zeal for political power bears responsibility for the likelihood that a Mubarak-era holdover will win the Egyptian presidency, and the revolutionary youth defanged themselves by refusing to establish political representation, prominent dissident Mohamed ElBaradei told The Guardian.

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A Judicial-Military Coup in Egypt

Due to a decision by the high court to dissolve Egypt’s legislature, the country’s presidential election this weekend comes at a time when “there’s no parliament, no constitution or even a clear process for drafting one,” says “Democracy Now!” correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Mubarak’s Health in Decline

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in failing health, slipping in and out of consciousness a week after he was sentenced to life in prison and confined to a prison hospital.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 READ MORE


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