Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Egypt’

Post-Mubarak: What Kind of Egypt?

Post-Mubarak: What Kind of Egypt?

Close to two-thirds of the Egyptian public is satisfied with the way things are going in their country, pleased that former president Hosni Mubarak is gone, and optimistic about the future, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. But the readiness of the public to accept military rule, or […]

Bahrain: Do No Harm?

Bahrain: Do No Harm?

Bahrain’s monarchy, struggling to hang on to power in the face of growing pro-democracy protests, is cracking down on doctors. Physicians for Human Rights says at least 19 doctors have been arrested by authorities since March 17, eight of them within the past week. A month into the civil unrest, and under a state of […]

The Three Blind Mice Of The Middle East

The Three Blind Mice Of The Middle East

In Bahrain, the daughter of one of that country’s most prominent human rights advocates has now been on a hunger strike for well over 52 hours. The whereabouts of her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, and his family members, as well as many others, remains unknown after they were whisked out of their homes in a dead-of-night […]

Are Mideast Women Being Sidelined From “The Arab Awakening”?

Are Mideast Women Being Sidelined From “The Arab Awakening”?

During the pro-democracy demonstrations that ultimately brought down the dictatorial reigns of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, you couldn’t help noticing that these events were distinctly unisex, still a surprising development in the Middle East. As a leading Egyptian feminist, Nawal El Saadawi, put it: “Women and girls are […]

The Mubarak Comedy Hour

The Mubarak Comedy Hour

I haven’t had this much fun since Grandma let all the cousins, nieces and nephews rummage through her big Brooklyn house in our fierce competition for the title “Scavenger of the Month.” Well, imagine the sheer glee, the unbridled joy that an unreconstructed scavenger feels when you let him/her loose in the archives of the […]

Post-Mubarak Law Would ‘Criminalize’ Protests That Brought Mubarak’s Downfall

Post-Mubarak Law Would ‘Criminalize’ Protests That Brought Mubarak’s Downfall

Pro-democracy protesters filled Tahrir Square in central Cairo and an estimated 2000 gathered outside the State Radio and TV headquarters in the Maspero section last week to express their anger over a new law approved by the Egyptian cabinet that would criminalize demonstrations that “disrupt society or business.” The demonstrations in Tahrir Square and many […]


Egypt: ‘Virginity Tests’ For Women Protesters?


Egypt: ‘Virginity Tests’ For Women Protesters?

I know this sounds like something out of Torquemada in the 15th Century or Mengele in the 20th. But it’s neither. It’s post-Mubarak Egypt in the second decade of the 21st Century. Amnesty International has today called on the Egyptian authorities to investigate serious allegations of torture, including forced ‘virginity tests’, inflicted by the army […]

Morocco And Turkey: Templates For Mideast Democracy?

Morocco And Turkey: Templates For Mideast Democracy?

Such is the state of U.S. cable news and most other traditional media that when two big stories happen at the same time the rest of the world might just as well not exist. Journalists and their editors are currently preoccupied with Libya and Japan, one caused by man-made hubris, the other triggered by natural […]

Egypt: For Now, Euphoria Trumps Details

Egypt: For Now, Euphoria Trumps Details

Millions of Egyptians turned out in record numbers, proud and euphoric, to vote in a referendum that will help determine important next steps in Egypt’s democratization. For most, Saturday’s vote was the first they had ever cast in a poll that was not suspected of being rigged and fraudulent. They were proud that it was […]

Egypt: Hated Security Service Dismantled

Egypt: Hated Security Service Dismantled

Egypt’s State Security Agency – responsible for the unspeakable torture of thousands and the deaths and disappearances of thousands more – has been dissolved. Arguably the most hated and feared symbol of the corrupt three-decade rule of strongman Hosni Mubarak, the agency, in the words of one of the leaders of the pro-democracy uprising that […]

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