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Winning Back the Sinai

The interim government that replaced Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 has built its legitimacy on “rescuing” Egypt from Mursi’s mismanagement, …

A Pre-Islamic Hero in Painting

Renowned Egyptian artist Mostafa El-Razzaz is showcasing decades of artistic achievement with his latest solo exhibition, Antara and Day Dreaming, …

A Gloomy Outlook

Never in recent memory has there been such a grim and foreboding mood among those who love Egypt—whether Egyptians or …

Egypt’s Despondent Voters

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Egyptians will be voting on a new constitution for the second time in as many years. …

No Hiding Behind a Curfew

Egypt’s three-month state of emergency and the accompanying nighttime curfew are ending. It was eerily quiet when I visited Cairo, …

Women on the Rights Path

On March 8, 2011, a few hundred Egyptian women went to celebrate International Women’s Day in Tahrir Square. Less than …

Back to Square One

Ever since January 25, 2011 Tahrir Square has been Egypt’s most powerful symbol of dissent. It was the go-to place …