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Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Popular Resistance in Egypt

It feels like we have been here before. The last time I had to field this many phone calls, texts, and e-mails was in February 2011. Then, as now, Egyptians and their allies all over the world celebrated the end of a dangerous regime. Then, as now, social media and corporate media alike exploded with coverage

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Mubarak is a Diva

So much has been written on the Egyptian presidential elections already that it is a bit overwhelming to weigh in on them now. So let me be clear – this post is intended only to introduce some...

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The ‘football riot’ in Egypt

On Wednesday, after Al Masry beat Al Ahly 3-1, attackers armed with knives and clubs stormed the pitch. Whether the armed crowds were only Al Masry Ultras or not is still being debated–after all, why attack the...

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

‘A Family Tradition’

Robert Mackey’s The Lede over at The New York Times has an update on the detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah: