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The following is the most recent information available regarding the investigation of the NGOs that were raided in Egypt. AWR has followed the news regarding NGO status in Egypt closely and will keep our readers informed of any information that we receive regarding this matter. A brief explanation...
In Tahrīr and in squares throughout the nation, Egyptians once again filled public space. In fact, by appearances they did so in greater numbers than at the height of the January 25 revolution which deposed President Mubārak. What is not clear altogether is why they were there, or who they...
This text was first published in Christianity Today on January 23, 2012. Please click here for the link.Egypt’s parliamentary elections are over. While noting irregularities, former US president Jimmy Carter, through his Carter Center for promoting democracy, has judged the elections to be “...
Lamīs Yahyá is an Egyptian student living in Germany who is supporting the Egyptian 
student movement for democratization in Egypt. She earlier wrote the investigative report
on the conflict around the building of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Marīnāb, September 30,
2011.  
I. Introduction “Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area. It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests on a political fact for which no purely legal explanation can be provided.” The challenge Egypt took to get control over NGOs that...
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
The morning of elections, I marveled at the political acumen of the Muslim Brotherhood. By afternoon, I was disappointed. At polling stations across Egypt the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party volunteers manned tables equipped with laptop computers and logged into the voter registration...
I took a stroll through our neighborhood this morning to see the early activity surrounding our four public schools hosting parliamentary elections. Polls opened at 8am, and I crossed the street, walked a block, and began to observe. A few things stuck me immediately. First, a long line. Over 100...
Results of the first round of Egypt's first post-Mubārak parliamentary elections, as announced by the High Judicial Elections Commission (HJEC) showed progress by the Democratic Alliance for Egypt, in which the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) obtained 40% of the votes, followed...
I’ve never thought for a single moment on January 28, 2011, known as the Friday of Anger, while I was marching with hundreds of thousands others screaming at the top of our lungs “Down with Mubārak!” that I was only paving the way for Islamists to make it to the corridors of power.  

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