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About Tom Dale

Tom Dale is a British journalist, writer, and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. He tweets from @tom_d_

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Egypt: the deep state resurgent

Egypt's incoming president will enter office without a parliament to oppose him, with a military empowered to arrest and court-martial civilians at will, and a constitution based on that of the Mubarak era. 

Egypt: the people demand the downfall of the system

Well over one thousand people have died so far to bring the revolution to this insufficient and conflicted place.


Egypt's Presidential election and the military deep state

Will the Presidential elections, the first round of which commence on 23 May, bring the generals another Mubarak?


The Abbaseya violence and revolutionary impasse in Egypt

There is no doubting the bravery of the revolutionaries in Egypt; however, these freedom fighters are increasingly alienated from the public at large. The Egyptian public has grown weary with violence, and this does not bode well for the revolutionaries as they continue to fight for the political and socio-economic ideals of the revolution.

Hatred and misogyny in the Middle East, a response to Mona el Tahawy

Egyptian journalist Mona el Tahawy caused a twitter storm with her latest article in Foreign Policy: Why Do They Hate Us? Tom Dale deconstructs the piece, writing that there are deeper historical roots and that el Tahawy's argument "lacks the capacity to suggest effective solutions."

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