James Mullan

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.

 Juan Cole

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]

 Common Ground News Service

Young Egyptians ‘Take Grassroots Action’ To Build Nation

Young Egyptians ‘Take Grassroots Action’ To Build Nation

RANDA GHAZY, CGNEWS: Refusing to be bowed by pressure to choose one side or the other young Egyptians are trying to take hold of their own future

 James M. Dorsey

Millitant Football Fans To The Fore Again in Egypt Protests

Millitant Football Fans To The Fore Again in Egypt Protests

JAMES M. DORSEY: Militant football fans are arguably Egypt’s largest civic group. They’re preparing to confront President Morsi as they previously did Mubarak

 James M. Dorsey

Brutality Back-Fires: Arab Spring’s Lesson for Erdogan

Brutality Back-Fires: Arab Spring’s Lesson for Erdogan

JAMES M. DORSEY: Once again battle-hardened football fans are taking the lead in confronting a regime. We’ve been here before.

 Mondoweiss

Gaza’s Assaf: The Arab World’s New Singing Sensation

Gaza’s Assaf: The Arab World’s New Singing Sensation

MONDOWEISS: He very nearly didn’t even make it to the audition but Mohammed Assaf has rapidly become a superstar with his patriotic songs.

 thehedonista

Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

Egypt’s Culinary Treasure: The Delight That Is Feteer

SARAH WALTON: How did I not know of it before? The heavenly taste of freshly baked feteer is a treat worth celebrating.

 Common Ground News Service

Savvy: Young Egyptians Embrace New ‘E-Opportunities’

Savvy: Young Egyptians Embrace New ‘E-Opportunities’

MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: The natural entrepreneurial spirit of many young Egyptians is being fashioned and directed in novel ways.

 Ramzy Baroud

Egypt Division = Ongoing Despair in Gaza

Egypt Division = Ongoing Despair in Gaza

RAMZY BAROUD: It seemed unthinkable a Muslim Brotherhood government could impose worse conditions on Gaza than Mubarak.

 James M. Dorsey

Divide, Conquer: Attack on Egypt’s ‘Ultras’ Imminent

Divide, Conquer: Attack on Egypt’s ‘Ultras’ Imminent

JAMES M DORSEY: There appears to be a concerted plan by the Egyptian judiciary and security forces to confront militant football fans. It may, though, backfire.

 James M. Dorsey

‘Port Said Crisis’ Highlights Morsi’s Issues With Military

‘Port Said Crisis’ Highlights Morsi’s Issues With Military

JAMES M. DORSEY: As we approach the date when the key findings regarding the Port Said soccer brawl are revealed tension is rising.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

A ‘Compelling’ Vision of Cairo ‘In All Its Multiplicities’

A ‘Compelling’ Vision of Cairo ‘In All Its Multiplicities’

ELISABETH JAQUETTE, ARABLIT: Samia Mehrez has brought together a variety of writers’ views of Cairo over the past century.

 James M. Dorsey

Port Said Verdict: Who Was Really Responsible?

Port Said Verdict: Who Was Really Responsible?

JAMES DORSEY: The belief among many people in Port Said is that its fans, team and city have been ‘thrown to the wolves’.

 Common Ground News Service

Corruption ‘On the Increase’ Across Arab World

NADA AKL, CGNEWS: Corruption is so deeply ingrained in societies across the Arab world that promoting transparency seems an almost hopeless task

 James M. Dorsey

Port Said Clashes ‘Foretaste of What’s To Come’

Port Said Clashes ‘Foretaste of What’s To Come’

JAMES DORSEY: It seems that ‘ultra’ football fans in Egypt are gearing up for greater and fiercer conflict in the months ahead.

 Juan Cole

Morsi’s Victory: But At What Cost to Egypt’s Future?

Morsi’s Victory: But At What Cost to Egypt’s Future?

JUAN COLE: A deeply polarized country must face the reality that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cadre have scored an overwhelming victory.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

An Iraqi Icon: Fadhil Al-Azzawi Reviews His Career

An Iraqi Icon: Fadhil Al-Azzawi Reviews His Career

AMIRA ABD EL-KHALEK, CGNEWS: He is one of the Arab World’s most revered authors and recently looked back on his life of writing.

 Juan Cole

Flawed: Ten Reasons Why This Constitution Fails Egypt

Flawed: Ten Reasons Why This Constitution Fails Egypt

JUAN COLE: Some of the figures coming out of the constitutional referendum cause raised eyebrows at the least. But there are deeper problems.

 Crossroads Arabia

Saudi Media’s ‘Lack of Enthusiasm’ on Egypt Reporting

Saudi Media’s ‘Lack of Enthusiasm’ on Egypt Reporting

CROSSROADS ARABIA: While they could hardly not report on it, I sense a lack of enthusiasm in Saudi media’s reporting on the clash between Egyptian President Morsi and the Egyptian judiciary.

 Common Ground News Service

Identity, Politics, Secularism: A Heady Mix in Egypt

Identity, Politics, Secularism: A Heady Mix in Egypt

H. A. HELLYER, CGNEWS: The opportunity to gain the views of a noted intellectual, academic and political figure on the future of Egypt was not to be missed.

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