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Egypt’s state of siege

Egypt’s foreign reserves have fallen to a startlingly low US$13.6 billion — the lowest level for reserves since 1997, and...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 7 years ago

The tragedy of the Brotherhood

As President Mohamed Morsy wagged his finger at Egyptians in his televised address to the nation on 27 January, my...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The revolution continues

There is a particular image from 25 January 2011 that has left an indelible mark on my consciousness — one...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The law as a weapon

In the past two months of the country’s purported transition to democracy, the legal realm has come to the fore...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The poison in Egypt’s political life

As year two of the revolution comes to a close, one can scarcely escape the conclusion in media circles that...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The Brotherhood’s politics of fear and division

All Egyptians have heard variations of the tale throughout their lives. As far back as the time of Muhammad Ali...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

Redeeming the revolution

The lines are now drawn. Five months ago, when President Mohamed Morsy presented himself to Tahrir as a revolutionary, there...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

Copts and the power over personal status

When former President Hosni Mubarak introduced amendments to the 1971 Constitution in 2007, the always contested issue of the status...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

Assiut, Qursaya, Mohamed Mahmoud: Making the connections

Mourning has seemed the order of the day in Egypt this week. Just as Egyptians prepared to remember and mourn...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The ethics of electioneering

Although the principal issue in this year’s US presidential election was America’s still-flagging economy, there is little question that the...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

A new pope, a new approach?

Roughly 2,400 electors on 29 October will cast ballots to narrow the field for the papal seat of the Coptic...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

Martyrdom at Maspero: Searching for meaning

One year ago, nearly 30 Egyptians, almost all Coptic Christians protesting against sectarian violence, were murdered as they marched at...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

Where is the “President for all Egyptians”?

The scene is not easily forgotten: Tahrir erupts in jubilation as Egypt’s first democratically-elected civilian president opens his jacket to...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago

The urgency of peaceful protest in today’s Egypt

The hysteria that now afflicts the American media with reference to the anti-US protests in the Arab and Muslim worlds...

Paul Sedra Paul Sedra 8 years ago