Egypt: Tailoring Constitutions for the Ruling Military

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (360b via Shutterstock)

by Rana Allam Dictatorships tend to treat the constitution with even less respect than they do their people, changing and amending articles according to their changing wills. Egyptians are no strangers to this fact. Between 1956 and today, Egypt has… Continue Reading  

Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

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by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading  

Poll Has Troubling News About State of Affairs of Tunisia and Egypt

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (Wikimedia Commons/J. Marchand, ITU Pictures)

by James J. Zogby Eight years after the unfolding of the events of “Arab Spring,” Tunisians and Egyptians appear deeply displeased about the situations in their respective countries. When asked whether their countries were moving in the right or wrong… Continue Reading  

Catcalled in Cairo: Ending Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Anti-sexual harassment march in Egypt (Gigi Ibrahim via Flickr)

by Monique Bouffé Sexual harassment towards women in Egypt is notorious. It is almost impossible to walk down a street in Cairo without being whistled at, whispered, tooted, or catcalled, and Egyptian women, regardless of their clothes or hijab know… Continue Reading  

Intellectual Repression in the Arab World

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (360b via Shutterstock)

by Sam Hamad As the world continues to follow the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with a sense of horror and outrage, you might forgive the relative silence surrounding the arrest of Egyptian economist Abdel Khalek Farouk by the Sisi regime on Sunday. Farouk’s only… Continue Reading