02/20/2014 . By Allison McManus

In Algeria in the late 1980s, a sense of despair hung over the country. After decades of oil-infused growth and increasing prosperity, the downslide in oil prices after 1986 virtually

02/13/2014 . By Allison McManus

Tunisian and Egyptian Political Context On Sunday, January 26, 2014, the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA) members celebrated the adoption of a new Tunisian Constitution – the second constitution in

02/12/2014 . By Nelly Ali

Whether it is in the face of personal or structural violence enacted in the forms of physical, sexual, emotional, cultural, verbal, or financial abuse or neglect, children in Egypt face

02/11/2014 . By Dr. Nancy Okail

Would Egypt be in the same place today? Three years ago, the streets of Egypt were filled with joy at the news of Mubarak’s resignation. People set off fireworks and

02/06/2014 . By Sara Khorshid

While some Egyptians marched to protest “the coup’s injustice” and to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Muhammad Morsi, and while other Egyptians called upon Defense Minister (and now Field

01/24/2014 . By Basil El-Dabh

The past year has been a difficult one for journalism in Egypt. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), five journalists have been killed, at least 45 have been

01/24/2014 . By Ryan Suto

Egypt’s constitution has recently garnered praise for its “commitment to abide by international human rights treaties signed by Egypt.” Yet a close analysis shows that such praise may yet be

01/23/2014 . By Mai El-Sadany

The new Egyptian Constitution is not a particularly bright beacon of democracy. The voluminous document, comprising 247 articles, was recently approved by 98.1% of voters in a popular referendum that

01/23/2014 . By Dwight Bashir

Some in Egypt hail the overwhelming backing of last week’s constitutional referendum as a repudiation of the 2012 constitution approved during the Morsi era. However, most Egyptians would tell you

01/22/2014 . By David Johnson

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, according to most interpretations, faces a stark decision—run for President of Egypt and confirm both the fears and hopes of different parts of Egyptian society, or stand back,