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(1) The current policies have wasted LE130 billion until now, in pouring reinforced concrete everywhere, and when the fatal effects of this defect started to show on the national economy, as had been expected by everyone who has some insight and a...
Although this is a personal experience, it proves that the current regime is no different than the old.    It is not enough that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has good intentions. He himself once said that countries are not managed with...
No one hates stability, security and calm, but true stability comes from a clarity of vision, a general sense of justice and a confidence that the future will bring with it freedom and progress, rather than being imposed through tyranny. Let us not...
There’s no use ducking responsibility or making excuses to delay the realization of the revolution’s demands. The Egyptian revolutionaries have vision, ability and legitimacy. They saved Egypt from the threat of a hereditary power...
In 2005, a reporter from Al-Wafd newspaper asked me what I thought about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood. As part of my answer, I said that I would bet on the group’s youngsters. I thought they belonged to a generation that interacted...
Over the last few days, I’ve received a number of letters addressed to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) expressing several matters of public concern. In what follows I highlight those which I found most important.   First,...
The National Democratic Party's (NDP) sweeping election victory this week may seem, at a first glance, like a triumph for the ruling party. However, if one looks beyond the headlines it appears the NDP may be a primary loser in the wake of last...
A few months ago I was told by a well known media personality who works for Egyptian state television and radio that a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) had informed him about a government plan to place restrictions on...
ElBaradei isn't perfect, but he's still the best figure in Egyptian politics. He's not the savior, but he's the fittest to lead Egyptians in their battle for change. He's not a skilled orator whose eloquent speeches dazzle the people, but his...
Several decades ago, Taha Hussein pronounced his famous aphorism: "We should not expect proper, productive education from a university whose staff does not enjoy freedom and independence." A few years ago, we heard a similar protest slogan...