Vernacular Freedom: Locating Feminism in Post-Mubarak Egypt – by Melinda Holmes

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Criticizing the absolutist approach of many women’s rights advocate, Melinda Holmes writes that centering the conversation on ethics, and learning how to “speak” ethics across the religious-secular divide, is the only way to proceed toward a universal understanding that can be the basis for a truly just global order. Muslim feminists are, in all their […]

Op-ed: US Policy in Egypt Inconsistent and Counterproductive – by Seth Binder and Amrou Kotb

American inconsistent policy has only exacerbated the problems of Egypt’s transition and adversely affected US interests. The US stands a much better chance of serving its interests by articulating and executing policies aligned with its calls for inclusive democracy.

Rami Khouri on the Birth of the Arab Citizen – by Alex Taylor and Jack Berger

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While focus on the Arab uprisings centers on the democratic setbacks that have followed the bursts of change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria – among other countries – the current discussion largely misses the most important shift in the region: the emergence of a new conception of citizenship in the Arab world.

Correcting the Course of Egypt’s Revolution: A Conversation with Dalia Ziada – by Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras

Dalia Ziada, an influential Egyptian human and women’s rights advocate, argues that while the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military may have been a point of regression for Egypt’s democratic development, it was also an opportunity to correct the course of the Egyptian revolution. Ziada believes that the situation in Egypt […]

Op-ed: Women’s Rights in Egypt: An Unlikely Opportunity – by Faiqa Mahmood

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A government led by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) provides a unique opportunity for the promotion of women’s rights in Egypt. To mark a successful chapter in the struggle for greater rights for women, religious and secular civil society actors must unite and build on their strong common ground.

Navigating U.S.-Egyptian Relations in the Post-Mubarak Era: Strategies for Preserving American Interests – By Micah Peckarsky

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Despite the deterioration of U.S.-Egyptian relations following the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the U.S. maintains significant strategic interests in Egypt that necessitate the continuation of a major partnership, including the preservation of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty, military collaboration, access through the Suez Canal, among others. Within this framework, this analysis will provide short and long-term recommendations […]

Ahmad Urabi: Delegate of the People Social Mobilization in Egypt on the Eve of Colonial Rule – By Sean Lyngaas

This paper will examine the three main components of the coalition that carried out Egypt’s Urabi Revolt (1881-1882), namely the landed elite and their peasant subjects, the intelligentsia and the native Egyptian officers who did the heavy lifting in carrying out the rebellion. Despite having differing interests and visions for the future of Egypt, these […]