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Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

Can Tony Blair Mess up Egypt even Worse?

By Juan Cole Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Blair maintains that he will not be paid to do so,…

Religion and the Fight over Public Space in Egypt

Religion and the Fight over Public Space in Egypt

By Marwa Fikry Abdel Samei | Cairo (Special to Informed Comment) “Have you pronounced blessings on the Prophet today?” These words alarmed the Egyptian regime and impelled it to announce a war…

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Can Egypt face up to its sexual assault problem?

At first, the blurry video of a celebration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, captured by an onlooker’s cellphone, is difficult to make out. Fireworks explode nearby as the shaky camera captures a crowd of men, jostling and shouting. Then, flashes of a…