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A Military Complex

On February 11, 2011, moments after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak was announced, a friend and I climbed on top …

Freedom, Then and Now

“Freedom for an Oxford don . . . is a very different thing from freedom for an Egyptian peasant,” said that most …

The History Boys

Since the fall of the Mubarak government, there has been much opportunity to reconsider and revise narratives of Egypt’s history. …

Young and Disillusioned

Bottled water shortages, daily street battles and citizen militias: this is part of the reality in which Egyptians must conduct …

Ode to Mubarak

It is no secret that many view Mohamed Mursi’s presidency as a huge blow to what the revolution stood for …

Can Morsi Bite the Bullet?

Egypt’s worsening economic and social situation might have fueled the fire of the 2011 revolution, but two years later most …

The Enemy Within

When it comes to glad-handing dictators, Ahmed Mourad has had more experience than most. “I shook hands with Gaddafi in …

Meeting Bahaa Taher

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