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Notes from America: General Al-Sisi brought out the worst of Egyptians

By Ahmed Tharwat French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) said: “In democracy we get the government we deserve.” He was, of course, talking about true representative democracy that produces leaders the people want and choose. The assumption here, however, is that people know what is good for them and they chose freely. The French philosopher was right …

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A visit to Egypt before Tahrir

By Amr Khalifa Speaking of tyrants Nael Shama said: “A typical consequence of such a distorted mind set is the equation between personal criticism and disloyalty.” Though that particular article was penned in the summer of 2008, two and half years before the [25 January] revolution, it is such a penetrating deconstruction that will draw …

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Haber’s messages prior to Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany

By Emad El-Sayed “Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany will not be an easy one.” This was my impression after meeting with a journalist delegation and the German ambassador in Cairo, Hansjörg Haber. Haber sent direct messages to Al-Sisi regarding the questions for clarification that he will face during his visit to Germany next month. The messages the …

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Thomas Doherty

6 things that Egypt can do to boost tourism

By Thomas Doherty President Al-Sisi has repeatedly emphasised the importance of the tourism sector. The head of the Egyptian Tourist Authority Samy Mahmoud said he wants to target the Asian and Russian markets, and the former head of the Federation of Tourism Chambers Elhamy Elzayat has called for more investment in tourist infrastructure. Tourism will …

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Will the parliamentary elections be held?

Some people may not remember that the parliamentary elections were supposed to take place in October 2014, but were postponed more than once, and we are now in May 2015. The new promise is that the elections will be held after Eid Al-Fitr, roughly three months from now. These continuous postponements have raised many questions …

Farid Zahran

Egypt’s anti-democratic trajectory

By Wael Eskandar What’s happening in Egypt now is beyond dangerous for those willing to think it through. At first glance, the overwhelming support for President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi caused observers to envisage a stable outlook towards the country’s future. After all, Egyptians are willing to endure dire economic conditions because of their trust in …

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In Photos: Yemenis in Egypt turn calls for return home to Egyptian Foreign Ministry

Yemenis stranded in Egypt continued protesting their forced stay, this time at the Foreign Ministry. Since the start of Saudi-led military operations in Yemen they have been unable to return home. Scores of Yemeni nationals gathered outside the ministry’s headquarters Sunday, demanding the Egyptian authorities help facilitate their return to Yemen. Groups of Yemenis started …

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United Nations Security Council: A flash of accountability?

Some consider the sudden show of accountability in Egypt’s political sphere has been contrived as a one-off display to aid Egypt’s bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Amidst massive regional instability, the Al-Sisi administration is pushing to become recognised as key player for international security, and announced its candidature …

Emir Nader

How much longer can Al-Sisi manage to manipulate Egyptian politics?

By Mohammed Nosseir People may think that authoritarian rule is an easy task. However, the truth is quite the opposite; it is a far more complicated undertaking than democratic rule. Whereas democratic rule is a collective work, in which responsibilities are shared among the President, members of Parliament, governmental institutions and others, authoritarian rule requires …

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