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A confession on the 4th of July

As of 2010, there was a strong feeling among the general public that Egypt was approaching a major political, social and cultural overhaul. It was a sentiment that had begun to take root earlier, in 2004. But by 2010, after 30 years in power, the time had come for the …

Egypt’s Loyal Opposition

With the Muslim Brotherhood routed, grassroots activists imprisoned or facing arrest, growing media censorship, and repression of journalists and human rights activists, Egypt’s smaller opposition political parties remain one of the few formally tolerated avenues of opposition.

Sawiris’ vicious attack on Sisi: ‘Wake up!’ .

Coptic businessman Naguib Sawiris has launched the most vicious attack on the regime of Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi and directed bitter criticisms at the political, economic and security conditions in the country. This came during the speech Sawiris delivered at the general annual conference of the Liberal Egyptians Party, which he …

Anatomy of an election – How Egypt’s 2015 parliament was elected to maintain loyalty to the president

On the first day of the new year Hazem Abdel Azim, a former official with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential campaign, published what he called “a testament to the truth of the president’s parliament.” In it, he offered details that for the first time exposed the role of the General Intelligence Agency in …