Egypt: a horror story
An attempt to remember, and cope with a trauma that pervades the lives of millions of Egyptians.
Egypt's political system is a pressure cooker: it will explode
Egypt will at some point explode in everyone's faces. The question is when, how and most of all, at what cost. How...
Why do authoritarian regimes love elections?
By the very nature of their positions, authoritarian leaders project extreme insecurity, as their legitimacy is not...
The tentacles of autocratic regimes: the case of Egypt
The process of repression is outsourced to the citizenry who indirectly secure absolute power for the regime. It is...
Not a Saudi ‘Arab spring’: Mohammad Bin Salman, a threat not a reformer [Part 2]
Mohammad bin Salman is now MENA’s main threat to peace, stability, and hope for democratization in the Arab world.
Not a Saudi ‘Arab spring’: Mohammad Bin Salman, a threat not a reformer [Part 1]
Putting “Mohammad bin Salman” next to “Arab Spring” is either an oxymoron or an antithesis.
Egypt’s predictable tragedy: more instability, attacks to come
Conflict and political radicalization are the lifeblood of a regime unable to wean itself off the exploitation of...