The Tahrir uprising in 2011 was quickly followed by a backlash against women’s rights. Under President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the government is once again championing the role of women, but is gender equality possible without a change in public attitudes?
Especially in the West, Arab men are often stereotyped as violent fanatics or oppressors of women. The truth is that Arab men, too, experience daunting political, economic, and social challenges related to their gender roles.
Economic reforms are a necessary step, but not enough to save ailing governments.
The ruling establishment claims to defend the people even as its actions target the people.
AUC V-Lab incubated startup Koshk Comics is weathering the challenges facing Egyptian entrepreneurs.
After two years as president of Egypt, is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi fulfilling his promises?
Hisham Geneina’s trial is a tool to deter sharing information about corruption within state institutions.
As the military expands its economic activities, more public property and institutions fall under the potential jurisdiction of military courts.
Egypt’s government is trying to bring independent labor organizations under the state syndicate’s control, threatening one of the few remaining independent civil society actors.
Taekwondo world champion and member of Egypt's parliament Caroline Maher is determined to be a voice for the voiceless: Egyptians with disabilities.
Grand projects, though moving quickly, are doing nothing to address the underlying structural problems plaguing Egypt’s economy.
Egypt in its current condition cannot have any capacity to trigger serious regional diplomatic initiatives.
The only formal political opposition groups left in Egypt are continuing to play the regime’s game and, predictably, losing.
How the modern nation-state got religion wrong.
An unfolding legal drama over the disputed Red Sea islands unravels a number of political issues.
Rising oppression might signal a weaker, not stronger, government.
One of the most significant battles taking place these days in the Arab region is about how wide or narrow is the public space available for citizens to express themselves and offer views that differ from or challenge the state.
Four very different events on the same day all confirm once again the hard consequences of the unsustainable policies that all Arab governments, without exception, pursued since the 1970s.
Continued neglect for the heritage of the Egyptian Surrealist movement, despite a resurgence in interest abroad, raises questions about the politics of culture in Egypt.
Cheap oil is hurting Egypt’s economy in the short term and could have wider political consequences.
Alaa Al Aswani's novel holds up a mirror to contemporary Egyptian society.
Divisions within the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt deepen, creating greater confusion about the state of its affairs and threatening the group’s survival.
A cinema downtown pushes the boundaries of film in Egypt.
The new parliament is a welcome sign toward regularized government, but shouldn't raise hopes too high.
Despite unprecedented repression and media censorship, Sisi has faced on average five times as many protests as Mubarak did between 2008 and 2010.
January 25 is probably the most meaningful moment to recall the Arab uprisings of 2011, because it captures the dynamics within Egypt that ultimately shape sentiments and events across much of the Arab World.…
Disillusionment with the January 25 revolution and what followed might be the first step towards a better, and more democratic, Egypt.
More than ever before, it's important to understand what we mean when we talk about the January 25 revolution.