The Arab world’s “Call me Doctor!” complex
You hear statements like, “I have a PhD in veterinary science, but I do know a bit about the changing Middle East...
Turning the tide on Egypt’s sinking book reading culture
Contrary to what media outlets reported and activists tweeted, the raid was nothing to do with Brotherhood...
Egypt and Iran: it’s complicated
For years, Egypt has been frustrated at being sidelined in the regional order. If Iran was surprised at Morsi’s bold...
Eating the democratic crumbs from the Arab ruler’s table
The Morsi-Mubarak contrast will eventually wear thin as people demand their human security. All 83 million of them.
The Alexandria mafia’s new adversary: civil society
Post-revolutionary Egypt was visited by the semi-break down of law and order, and an Egyptian public that became...
Egypt’s stake in the Syrian revolution
Numerous segments of the Egyptian public have thrown their weight behind “their” Syrian revolution and cheered for...
Egypt’s history repeating itself fallacy
Questions are being asked, is Egypt going to become like 1979 Iran, 1991 Algeria, Old model Turkey, 1999 Pakistan,...
Revolution never sleeps
Alexandria became known initially for the revolution’s poster-child, and then for its ‘No’ Vote in the...
Voting for security in Alexandria
In Alexandria, our author encounters three violent incidents in as many days. Witnessing such crimes prior to the...