While Egypt’s security sector and executive branch have for months been entrenched in a self-declared, politicized “war on terror” that has brought about a repressive protest law and a large-scale
This piece is the first of two that look at Egypt’s demographic situation and how it affects the country. Here, Dr. Ahmed Wagih discusses the background details and addresses some
By: Gregg Carlstrom & Basil El-Dabh Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi took off his military uniform earlier this month in order to run for president, prompting the second major reshuffle of the
This story illustrates how Egypt’s diabolical censorship apparatuses work. It is a story through which we try to answer: how do youth sing in Egypt, and how can one become a singer?
The specter of sectarian conflict haunts many societies around the world, and Egypt is no stranger to the costs of this pernicious phenomenon. Egypt’s religious minorities—followers of Coptic (and other
By: Ramy Yaacoub & Basil El-Dabh In response to Pope Tawadros II’s recent statements regarding Egypt’s current conditions and human rights Current Affairs “How can we talk about human rights
When sectarian violence erupted a year ago in Khesous and led to the unprecedented attack on the Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark, religious and human rights groups condemned the violence.
On April 5, 2013, sectarian violence erupted in the town of Khesous in Qalyubia, another instance of what remains a serious problem across the country. Although sectarianism has long plagued
In the sweltering heat of Cairo’s Maadi suburb, American inventor and engineer Frank Shuman broke ground on his Number One Sun Engine in June 1913. This, the world’s first solar-thermal
“I will not vote again. I don’t want to get deceived again,” Ahmed, a low-income Egyptian doorman in his early 20’s, told me when I asked him about the political