Egypt

25.03.2014

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (I): The Irresistible Temptation to Analyse What One Ignores

By Baher Kamal.- “If we, the Spanish people, spoke only of what we know, an immense silence would be generated”. This statement was made by Manuel Azaña, Spanish politician and writer who served as prime minister of his country (1931-1933 , 1936) and, later on, as… »

27.02.2014

Toxic bedfellows. Lessons from Ukraine, Syria, Egypt and oh, so many other places

Toxic bedfellows. Lessons from Ukraine, Syria, Egypt and oh, so many other places

“The situation in Ukraine is evolving by the hour.  Right wing ultranationalists and their “liberal” collaborators have taken control of the Rada (Ukrainian parliament) and deposed the democratically elected, though utterly corrupt and incompetent, President Yanukovich. Former Prime Minister, and convicted criminal, Yulia Tymoshenko has been freed, and is now… »

30.10.2013

16 – 22 November – 6th Cairo International Women´s Film Festival

16 – 22 November – 6th Cairo International Women´s Film Festival

“The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, which has come to be known as “Among Women Filmmakers”, is an independent initiative designed to provide the best films made ​​by women over the past two years.  These films, represented at major international festivals are defined by high technical quality and diverse methods… »

24.08.2013

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Few Silver Linings in Egypt for the United States…or China

Recent events in Egypt provide significant food for thought for China policy idealists and realists. The liberal West’s chosen panacea for China—millions of young people taking to the streets and voicing democratic slogans—produced an embarrassing military coup and an appalling massacre in Egypt. If news… »

03.07.2013

Egyptian Military Ousts President Mohamed Morsi Amid Mass Protests

Egyptian Military Ousts President Mohamed Morsi Amid Mass Protests

Follow Democracy Now! Live Updates “The head of Egypt’s armed forces has announced the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the suspension of the constitution. Backers of Morsi have described the move as a “military coup.” For minute-by-minute coverage of the situation, we have created… »

10.05.2013

“Don’t take Arabs’ NPT membership for granted”

“Don’t take Arabs’ NPT membership for granted”

By Baher Kamal* | IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint CAIRO (IDN) – Not that nuclear issues are an actual source of concern to Egyptian citizens. They are deeply worried about their present and immediate future now that inter-religious violence is on the rise, triggering a dangerous, growing insecurity amidst an overwhelming popular discontent… »

29.04.2013

Egypt walks out of NPT conference

Egypt walks out of NPT conference

In dramatic scenes in Geneva today, reminiscent of the 2010 NPT conference when several countries walked out as the Iranian President addressed delegates, Egypt advised the room that they were withdrawing from the rest of the 2013 NPT preparatory committee as a result of the “flagrant non-fulfilment of agreed commitments”… »

23.12.2012

Egypt gets a new constitution but not the one the people wanted

Egypt gets a new constitution but not the one the people wanted

State media in Egypt are reporting that the new constitution has been approved potentially by around 64% of voters but it is not without its critics who are concerned about a lack of protection for human rights.  Women’s groups and religious minorities are especially concerned. The referendum itself was only… »

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