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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Egypt's public prosecutor said that Shādī Ḥabash died in Ṭura Prison due to alcohol poisoning. The death of the young artist came under unclear circumstances, placing responsibility for Shādī’s death on Shādī himself, in attempt to take away responsibility from the prison administration. The...
The military general and advisor to President al-Sīsī, Aḥmad Jamāl al-Dīn, announced that a military funeral will be held tomorrow for the deceased Muḥammad Ḥusnī Mubārak. The funeral will be held after noon prayer in al-Mushīr Ṭanṭāwī Mosque in the region of Al-Tagammuʿ Al-Khāmis. 
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...
Throughout his life, AWR friend Henk Glimmerveen (1923-2020) showed that engaged citizens can make a difference.
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...
An official declaration about the White House’s will of labelling the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization has raised widespread fear and criticism both in the US and in the international arena. On Tuesday, Sarah Sanders, the Presidential Press Secretary, said that Donald Trump...
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...

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