Dina el-Khawaga

Dina el-Khawaga is a professor in the Cairo University Faculty of Economics and Political Science, and programs director at the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris.

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Opinion articles

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has succeeded in overcoming international and regional challenges to consolidate the new regime. Will this give an impetus to fresh suppression of the remaining forms of resistance and peaceful opposition in...
Time to let go of futile binaries   Since the polarization of pro-revolution and counter-revolution camps in the aftermath of the March 2011 referendum, post-revolutionary Egypt has seen several consecutive binaries. Following months of...
    Over the past three weeks, Egypt has witnessed several electoral experiments that deserve deep reflection and analysis. The first and broadest in scale is the student union elections, where independent students and members of partisan...
My first encounter with the concept of “democratic transformation” was in South Africa in 2004, when I attended a seminar in Cape Town at the Center of Higher Education Transformation, and asked why the center was given that name. The...
At the beginning it was Ultras Ahlawy. On 27 January, a judge ordered the execution of 21 civilians in the Port Said football violence, in which at least 72 football fans were killed. The ruling seemed to run contrary to the majority of court...
Since the first day the people took to the streets on 25 January 2011, Egyptians and foreign observers alike have differed on decoding the message the protesters who ousted former President Hosni Mubarak wanted to send. There have been dozens of...
The results of the constitutional referendum, and other concomitant developments in the political landscape, have shown both the government and the opposition's failure to come up with any acceptable and sustainable formulas of coexistence. The...
In the past month, the country has seen some of the toughest days since the breakout of the 25 January revolution. For the first time, masses started to use violence to assault others and attack establishments to seek revenge or uncover alleged...
The second year after the breakout of the 25 January uprising has been characterized by mixed developments and confused assessments.  The great hope in mobilizing the masses is accompanied with deep frustration in...
As Egypt was marking the first anniversary of the killing of the revolutionaries at the hands of army forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the freshly politicized as well as the non-politicized masses have managed to reinstate popular pressure as a...