HANI SHURKALLAH, TABSIR: How could the people of Egypt support the parody of democracy that the Muslim Brotherhood had established?
JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
JUAN COLE: A deeply polarized country must face the reality that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cadre have scored an overwhelming victory.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mr. Morsi’s response to this week’s killing of 16 Egyptian soldiers by militants has allowed him to position himself as the country’s co-commander-in-chief
MANAR AMMAR, CGNEWS: The fear of a deeply divided Egypt is a real one but the first moves of the new President give grounds for cautious optimism
JUAN COLE: You find it hard to escape the conclusion that the SCAF aren’t being very bright, and are unaware of how perilous their path is.
JUAN COLE: There seems to be no rational explanation why SCAF has moved now against parliament. That leaves only the irrational.
MUSTAFA ANDELHALIM, CGNEWS: Egypt is creating its own narrative. There are lessons to be learned from Turkey but it’s not a complete solution
NOUR BAKR, CGNEWS: If Egypt is to succeed in creating a true democratic environment the Muslim Brotherhood must engage fully with opponents
JUAN COLE: Strange statements are emanating from Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. What are they up to?
RANIA AL MALKY: The stakes today with Omar Suleiman perhaps within days of succeeding Mubarak, are just as high as they were on January 25, 2011.
RANIA AL MALKY: Every drop of blood spilt in the struggle for democracy has taken away from SCAF’s legitimacy, turning more Egyptians against military rule.
MARIA GOLIA, CGNEWS: Any resident of Cairo is familiar with the ‘bikya’ man. He could be a metaphor for all of Egypt today.
RANIA AL MALKY: One of my childhood friends buried her son yesterday. He was 22. His name was Omar. He had his whole life ahead of him.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Growing sentiment that the brawl in which 74 people were killed was provoked is putting wind in the sails of militant soccer fan groups.
RANIA AL MALKY: Without a just verdict, this absurd piece of courtroom drama will join a shameful list of reminders the revolution is far from complete.
JUAN COLE: The Brotherhood is much more moderate than the Salafis and probably will seek a partnership with parties such as the secular Wafd…
RANIA AL MALKY: Over the past two weeks, SCAF has turned this cause for celebration to a potential apocalypse, casting a dark shadow of fear…
RANIA AL MALKY: What SCAF did not take into consideration deploying its “Clockwork Orange” conditioning scheme, was the vigilance of new Egyptians.
M.LYNX-QUALEY: At a press conference today, award-winning author Mohamed Hashem was the target of accusations by the SCAF’s General Adel Emara.