Two and a half weeks before a Tunisian street vendor ignited a popular revolt in Tunisia that would sweep across North Africa and the Levant, Middle East expert and global strategist extraordinaire Walid Phares demonstrated why his penetrating insight and peerless foresight are so highly sought after by policymakers and national security officials both at home and abroad. In a guest piece that appeared in Steven Levingston's Washington Post blog, Political Bookworm on December 2, 2010, Phares reiterated the predictions he had logged several months earlier while writing the manuscript of The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East, predictions that would become international front page headlines less than two weeks after the ink had dried on the first print run of his latest book.
There is no doubt that if Egyptians apply genuine democracy and true Islamic values we will become a better and more productive society.
Besides being issued by a prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), the significance of Essam El-Erian's recent call for Egyptian Jews to return to Egypt can be found in what El-Erian actually said and what he meant by it.
The 25 January revolution was a truly Egyptian revolution. Inspired by the youth, it was quickly joined by millions of Egyptians
The 25 January revolution was a truly Egyptian revolution. Inspired by the youth, it was quickly joined by millions of Egyptians from various segments of society. There is no doubt that the revolution has lost its direction, momentum and magnitude, mainly due to faults committed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). However, the United States has also played a role that aims at limiting and directing the revolution’s goal of building a true democratic state in Egypt.
It’s the end of an excruciating year, and I am almost depleted of energy. Instead of the usual long and cold analysis, I would like, for a change, to write a more personal note.
When asked last September about a title for a talk I was to give at Yale University
Adopting the new constitution concludes the transitional phase
Leading up to the January 2011 revolution, labor played a major role in the organization and expression of dissent
The Egyptian judiciary is going on strike for the first time in its history
With the election of a new president and a transformed post-revolutionary political scene, 2012 has been a defining year for Egypt.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi might be the most enigmatic man in the Middle East
Though Canada and the U.S. were both established with the separation of church and state as a guiding legal principle, this did not mean that Canadian and American law and morality were not governed by religious tenets
A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week’s referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose
The first day of voting in Egypt’s constitutional referendum is over. But what did Egyptians vote for and will they get what they want?
It seems that the MB is identifying the Salafis as the standard of radicalism, using them to tell the world that if you don't want us, be ready to deal with the worse … or even worse, the Jihadis
Egyptian private equity outfit, Citadel Capital, has appointed petroleum industry veteran, Mohamed Shoeb, as Managing Director of its energy division
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi decided to send the draft constitution to a referendum after passing it through a 100- member drafting body dominated by Islamists
Egyptians have been walking the road to hell over the past few weeks
As New York Times critics wring their hands over the depiction of “enhanced interrogation” in Zero Dark Thirty the upcoming film about the raid that eliminated bin Laden
As the constitution referendum is getting closer, columnists have analysed the extent to which Islamist groups strive to pass the constitution. Several writers have condemned the idea of moving forward with the referendum encouraging Egyptians to vote ‘No’ rather than boycotting.
The Light of the Desert-Documentary on St Macarius Monastery, Egypt