Rania Al Malky

Egypt: Suspicions SCAF Plans to Neuter Democratic Progress Must Be Met Full On

Egypt: Suspicions SCAF Plans to Neuter Democratic Progress Must Be Met Full On

RANIA AL MALKY: No matter reservations we have about the next parliament, clearly to be dominated by Islamists, it must be given full authority…

 Rania Al Malky

Egypt’s Intelligentisia Needs to Think as its Army Roadblocks Democracy

Egypt’s Intelligentisia Needs to Think as its Army Roadblocks Democracy

RANIA AL MALKY: SCAF’s advisory council should think twice before accepting (at best) a vague role that can only inflame an already tense climate.

 Rania Al Malky

Egypt: SCAF “Teargas” Claim An Insult to Victims

Egypt: SCAF “Teargas” Claim An Insult to Victims

RANIA AL MALKY: No apology will suffice to reverse the insult that such a blatantly false claim has dealt to the memory of the victims…

 Rania Al Malky

Egypt: How to Amputate a Revolution

Egypt: How to Amputate a Revolution

RANIA AL MALKY: Time for the SCAF to get off its high horse, relinquish its self-interest and prove the good intentions to which it has only paid lip service.

 Rania Al Malky

Khaled Saeid: Lack of Redress Keeping The Spark Burning

Khaled Saeid: Lack of Redress Keeping The Spark Burning

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

Maspero: Has Anything Been Learned At All?

Maspero: Has Anything Been Learned At All?

RANIA AL MALKY: A revolution in attitudes towards the religious other is what’s needed. The current focus will only take us to the hell of sectarian violence.

 Lucy Emmerson

Mubarak: Trial of Century Must Be Beyond Reproach

Mubarak: Trial of Century Must Be Beyond Reproach

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.

 Michael J. Totten

The Struggle for Egypt’s Soul Has Only Begun

The Struggle for Egypt’s Soul Has Only Begun

MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: I’ve spent a lot of time with the key players in Egypt’s developing democracy. It’s very clear that the real battle for the country’s – and the region’s – future has just begun.

 Lucy Emmerson

Promise of Arab Spring Failing to Deliver for Middle-Eastern Women

Promise of Arab Spring Failing to Deliver for Middle-Eastern Women

LUCY EMMERSON: Now is not the time to let “women’s issues” fall to the back of the agenda; they must not be deprived of the dignity that they have fought for.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

Let’s Hear It for the Poet with the Weird Accent

Let’s Hear It for the Poet with the Weird Accent

M. LYNX-QUALEY: Son of an acclaimed literary family, Tamim al-Barghouti’s ‘weird accent and non-Egyptian features’ seem to be a problem for some in Egypt…

 Zeinobia

Who Can Represent the Revolution in Egypt?

Who Can Represent the Revolution in Egypt?

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?

 Common Ground News Service

Egypt: Time for Cool Heads and Hard Work

Egypt: Time for Cool Heads and Hard Work

RABAB FAYAD, CGNEWS: Though the attention of the world has moved from Egypt to the strife in Libya there is a lot to be done to ensure the ideals of the revolution are fully realised.

 James M. Dorsey

The ‘Is It All Back to Normal?’ Test: Is the Footy On?

The ‘Is It All Back to Normal?’ Test: Is the Footy On?

JAMES M. DORSEY: Tunisian and Egyptian reluctance to restart football reflects the changing role of soccer and the sense of empowerment felt by fans.