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  

America’s Motley Middle Eastern Crew

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Donald Trump (White House)

by James A. Russell The media has provided a daily barrage of coverage of the ever-changing story of how Jamal Khashoggi met his tragic and barbaric demise, with accompanying tales of just how awful those bad old Saudis really are.… Continue Reading  

Overstating Climate Change in Egypt’s Uprising

Making bread in Egypt (eFesenko via Shutterstock)

by Jessica Barnes The possible link between climate change and political upheaval in the Middle East has attracted increasing media attention and is generating a new wave of academic research seeking to demonstrate the link. An influential study that put… Continue Reading  

Five Years after Sisi’s Coup: Soul Searching, Resistance, and Division

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

by Daniel Brumberg August 14, 2018 marked the five-year anniversary of the blackest day in Egypt’s modern history. Egyptian security forces massacred over 800 civilians, mostly in Cairo’s Rabaa Square, as they were protesting the military coup of July 3, 2013.… Continue Reading