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My fifteen years living in Egypt has given me a lot of connections, including Egyptian diplomats, who are now providing me with stories about current developments in Egypt. It is very common among diplomats that they are ready to give visitors an off the record insight in what is happening in their...
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
Editor: Text of the speech of a leading Coptic intellectual at Tahrir Square.   When the 'Prince of Poets' Ahmad Shawqī returned to the homeland from exile in 1920 following the end of the events of the 1919 revolution, he addressed the following verses to the nation:   My nation I have met you...
President Mubarak resigned today. We have witnessed much of the events leading up to his resignation showing that reporting in the West provided a biased image. Images of Tahrir Square dominated most media since January 25 but little was reported about other parts of the country.   Foreigners...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage. While initially surprising, upon reflection this story hits at the conjunction of many popular flashpoints:...
Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman: Dr. Michael Burslem (78) is a retired Canadian medical doctor and is a longtime friend of mine. He and his wife usually spend the winter months in Cairo when weather is substantially more pleasant in Egypt then in Canada and they spend the summers in Canada when...
The article of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz reports about the Azhar’s indefinite suspension of interfaith dialogue with the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI’s repeated criticism on Islam and his calls for increased protection of Christians in Egypt and the Middle East are named as main reasons for the Azhar’s freeze of...
Ahmad Kamāl 'Abū al-Majd says that the unified law for building places of worship must be passed. He also supports a law to combat discrimination based on origin, gender, or religion. 'Abū al-Majd alleges that the only one who has an interest in creating division in Egypt is the one who want to get...
Yūsuf Sidhum provides a contextual analysis of the recent attack on the Church of the Two Saints, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria. He says that even though authorities suspect foreign involvement in the terror plot, the attack could not have been carried out unless the foreign groups in...

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