H.A. Hellyer

Fellow at the University of Warwick and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He currently resides in Cairo, and is writing a book on the Arab uprising.

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Opinion articles

Less than two weeks ago, President Mohamed Morsy issued a decree that made his decisions immune from judicial oversight. The decree also protected the Constituent Assembly from being disbanded by the judiciary. In so doing, he set in motion a...
  “Nor can we al­low our enemies to win by default, which would be the case if we respond in a way not befitting our values and history.” “We remain fearful, and a society in a state of fear looks for quick fixes to its...
There’s a new Egypt now — an Egypt where public opinion actually matters. The country has gone through a tumultuous seven months, and Ramadan provides something of a break from politics, as Muslim communities engage in a month of fasting...
As Egypt moves towards parliamentary elections later this year, secular liberals and Islamists have a common interest in building a pluralistic political system. In the coming months, they will need to move past the divisions that plagued them...
The “yes” camp in the Egyptian referendum for constitutional reform got 77 percent. The “no” vote got the rest. And now, things are about to get rough. It's news to no one that Egypt is a diverse society. So, it's not...
“Its politics, stupid.” But in the New Egypt, we dared to hope for more. The latest Doha Debates took place in Cairo, where guests debated the pros and cons of delaying elections in support of democracy. The discussion was lively, and I...