04/07/2014 . By David Johnson

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

04/07/2014 . By Basil El-Dabh and Ramy Yaacoub

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

04/07/2014 . By Jay Roddy

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.

04/07/2014 . By Mai El-Sadany

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

04/04/2014 . By Allison McManus

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

04/01/2014 . By Sara Khorshid

“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

03/28/2014 . By Nesreen Salem

Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her

03/26/2014 . By Imad Mesdoua

Since the fall of the Ben Ali regime in 2011, Tunisia has faced a growing tide of jihadi violence that threatens to derail the country’s promising democratic transition. Jihadi violence

03/24/2014 . By Amr Adly

Translated by Amir Beshay Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the political scene in Egypt has always incorporated images of Gamal Abdel Nasser, as well as Nasserist vocabulary, politicians,

03/19/2014 . By Sara Abdel Rahim

By most accounts, Field Marshal Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi is predicted to be a candidate in the Egyptian presidential elections of 2014. Despite not having formally announced his intention to run, many