Egypt: will there be a place for women's human rights?
In the days ahead a struggle looms over women's human rights and gender justice in Egypt. Will the Muslim Sisters...
Political Islam in Egypt: a bright future
Contrary to the fears of some western observers, Islam has had a strong tradition of rule of law and religious and...
Tunisia: a year of all dangers
Tunisia is both the pioneer of the Arab spring and its greatest success so far. But even here the political and...
Why women are at the heart of Egypt’s political trials and tribulations
The Egyptian elections delivered a parliament that has one of the lowest rates of female representation in the...
Arab Spring: political islam or democracy?
One-year on, the Arab revolutions continue to circle around the issue of whether Islam is compatible with democracy....
The politics of Egypt’s elections
The military may wish to maintain its economic and political stranglehold, the Brotherhood may feel its time has...
Published in: HomeTunisia: brief encounters, Part 1
The author, who travelled to Tunisia last April, recorded her multicultural experiences at a time of revolution to...
Ready, set, crawl!
Despite protests and intense political pressure on Prime Minister Maliki’s coalition government, reforms in Iraq are...
Turkey as a model of democracy and Islam
Democracies are about more than elections and majorities: they require genuine separation of powers, autonomous...
Promise and peril: women and the ‘Arab spring’
Women were visible and effective in the popular revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. Will this moment of opening yield...
Published in: HomeEgypt's post-democratic elections: political meaning beyond the menu of manipulation
Egypt's recent elections went very much as expected. This, however, doesn't mean they were insignificant.
Israel: the writing on the wall
Successive Israeli cabinets have worked to enforce on the ground in Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories a...