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Egypt’s Revolution, Squared

Nominated last week for an Oscar for Best Documentary, The Square (El Midan) skillfully captures the cacophonous state of Egypt’s …

The Rise of Sisi

It all began with a military general whose membership of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) coincided with one …

Furqan Friday

In a speech addressing a military graduation ceremony on Wednesday, General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt’s defense minister and head of the …

One Eye on the Exit

A decade ago I met in Cairo with Munir Fakhry Abdelnour, a highly respected businessman and financier, to talk about …

Déjà Vu in Cairo

I arrived at the hotel at 4:30 p.m. I left my baggage in the room, picked up the map and …

Meeting Bahaa Taher

Bahaa Taher was born 1935, in Giza (Greater Cairo), to parents from the Karnak village in the Luxor governorate, Upper …

Lessons in Reform

Egypt’s economy is in a serious post-revolutionary slump; economic growth only emerged from negative territory in the past few months …