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Remembering the victims

In the wake of the Alexandria church bombing on New Year’s Eve, many Egyptians were more interested in following the...

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Internecine NDP rift could lead to reform

Many people seem to doubt that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) includes any true reformists among its ranks. I,...

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The privatization of fraud

Egypt’s recently concluded legislative elections did not only end with a landslide victory for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP),...

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Egypt’s worst elections

Egyptians are accustomed to election fraud, having witnessed very few fair elections in their modern history. The events that took...

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Sovereignty, made-to-order

The Egyptian government has a bewildering double standard when it comes to handling issues of sovereignty. At times, the government...

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'Islam is the solution' is no solution

The Muslim Brotherhood has stuck with its well-known slogan "Islam is the solution" for nearly a quarter of a century....

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Will Mubarak run again in 2011?

Ali Eddin Helal, media secretary for the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), affirmed three days ago that the NDP would...

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Don’t write off the Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has the most problematic political discourse in Egypt. They insist on upholding a religious slogan, “Islam is...

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The hellish circle of sectarianism

Sectarian tensions are mounting. The once muted conflict is fast developing into an openly declared one, with accusations being openly...

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Democracy no remedy for ‘failed states’

Since the 1990s, the Fund for Peace, an American non-profit research organization has been publishing a “failed states" index that...

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Egypt’s Muslims are not 'guests'

A visitor  who stays at your home for an hour, a day or even an entire year is a guest....

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Gamal vs ElBaradei: Feeding the stomach or the mind?

Gamal Mubarak’s presidential campaign has recently moved from covert planning to public mobilization, with posters and petitions in support of...

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The Brotherhood exposed

The widely viewed TV drama Al-Gamaa, which follows the life of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan el-Banna, has sparked fierce controversy...

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Behind the affability

Gamal Mubarak met with Egyptian university students last week, fielding questions and comments about a range of sensitive issues: corruption,...

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