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.
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.
MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: The huge turnout showed that Egyptians are hungry for democracy. Whoever comes to power, though, has three ‘top priority’ issues to address.
RANIA AL MALKY: A year on bitterness has given way to gratitude. Had the elections not been so rigged, the uprising might have never have happened.
RANIA AL MALKY: It’s time the army generals woke up from their slumber: Tahrir is brimming, the fear barrier has collapsed and there is no turning back.
RANIA AL MALKY: Time is running out before the first anniversary of Jan 25. This time, Egyptians won’t wait 30 years before finding their way to Tahrir.
RANIA AL MALKY: Is it logical that the ousted Mubarak, responsible for the disintegration of Egypt’s institutions is now living in a five-star hospital suite…
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Thank you Tunisia for lighting a flame. Thank you Egypt for adding the fuel. And thank you Libya for keeping it alive.
LUCY EMMERSON: As Saleh, Al-Assad and Gadaffi watch this trial, the message must be clear: no one is above the law, everyone will someday be held to account.
DAVID ROBERTS: It’s perhaps the cynicism of age but looking back at the early days of the Egyptian revolution there were quite a few of us who raised flags that all wouldn’t be ‘rosy in the garden’.
PAUL NOTAR, INFORMED COMMENT: He’s always been a skilful player of ‘the Palestinian Card’ but as the region changes his hold on that particular narrative is no longer exclusive.
RAMZY BAROUD: The process of leaving Gaza through the Rafah Crossing to Egypt can only be described as a ‘human lottery’. A deeply unpleasant, humiliating lottery.
SARAH GREBOWSKI: A spontaneous, youth-led uprising that brought instant democracy via Facebook and Twitter? I’m afraid not.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: He’s clearly been badly wounded and his confidence in those who surround him must have been rocked but it’s still possible Salih will try to stage a comeback.
ZEINOBIA: Lack of leadership has been a blessing but it is also a curse because without a central vision who can speak to the SCAF on behalf of the revolution?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: We know America is far from perfect but it seems to be the source of all evil for many Arabs. One Arab man has had enough and has spoken out.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Where there was once optimism of fundamental change taking hold as a spirit of freedom swept the region, there is now growing pessimism.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Whether it’s Mubarak, ben Ali or bin Laden it’s clear what sort of leadership Arabs don’t want. It’s far less clear however what they are looking for in their leaders.
THE MOOR NEXT DOOR: There was little new in Obama’s ‘Arab Spring’ speech. Nervous light criticism of Bahrain, no reference to Gulf allies and a minor poke of Israel.