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BREAKING!

Nearly a year...

Where are we now, 12 months after the revolution began? This roundup spotlights the political, cultural, and economic landscape looking forward and back...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's sum it up...

Guardian analysis: "Egypt may still be caught between the rock of the military and the hard place of the Islamists, but much will also depend on the energetic young..."

 

National analysis: : the real revolution -- a la Tunisia -- is yet to come...

 

MERIP analysis: "the hybrid military-civilian deep state and its manipulations that could be the greatest cause for worry...."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analyzing the vote...

Three challenges for whoever wins the elections...

 

Elections and the transition period -- a CNN analysis...

 

Irregularities in the second round?

 

 

 

Media mix-up...

The argument over a censored article becomes more personal...

 

 

 

Foreign funding?

Confusion over NGO raids...

 

Salon -- does the US really support Egyptian democracy?

 

 

 

Money matters...

Economy is everything...

 

Tenth gas pipe blast, and Jordan set to pull out...

 

Will tourism recover?

 

Not nearing bankruptcy?

 

 

 

Worried about...

The problem with some Salafis

 

Astute analysis of the brotherhood's political maneuvering: "If the Brotherhood feels that it must move to the center -- to reassure liberal skeptics and the international community -- then it will. If it feels it needs to move to the right -- to compete with Salafis -- then it will do that instead. But it could also do both, conceding some things to liberals while reasserting religious credentials to rally its conservative base. Already, this is the approach -- whether by design or default -- for which the Brotherhood appears to be opting."

 

 

 

What about SCAF?
A retired general's offensive comments...

 

Guardian translates a military man's diary...

 

 

 

Women speak up...

Women hold big protest against army abuse...

 

Atlantic dissects the most damaging photo of all... More...

 

An end to virginity tests...

 

 

 

Protesting on...

Ahmed Harara symbolizes the Protestor -- Time's Person of the Year... Why Time was right...

 

New clashes erupt... Raw reports...

 

NY Times documents attempts to spread the images of brutality..

 

Blogger and revolutionary Alaa released...

 

 

 

There's always miscellaneous...

The year's best quotes...

 

Predictions for 2012...

 

Blind Canadian man blogs his tour of Cairo...

 

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

December 5, 2011

Pressure combos...

Elections begin as Tahrir re-ignites. But it's all becoming clearer, as this roundup of global, regional and local perspectives of revolutionary Egypt reveals...

 

 

A bit of realistic optimism...
The movement for change can not be stopped, but politics and street pressure must go hand in hand...

 

 

Elections 101...

Charts explaining the results so far...

 

Hamzawy not worried about Islamists...

 

CFR argues that Salafis are dangerous... They win big...

 

Baradie not happy about results...

 

LA Times thinks young Facebook revolutionaries fail to inspire voters...

 

Useful infographic explaining the election process...

 

Slide show of photos from the elections...

 

Interesting discussion (including the comments) summarizing the panic over the Islamist-led election results...

 

12,000 political prisoners did not vote...

 

This analysis does not pull any punches... and is thus very important to consider...

 

 

Whose government?

Ganzouri cabinet still unclear...

 

New prime searches for ministers...

 

 

 

Re-enter rage...

A lone cameraman's daring footage...

 

LA Times: "police officers who tumbled from the street-level symbol of a cruel power to confused and bitter men..." Daily Beast's take... The eye sniper saga... Meanwhile, a deadly village feud and police are nowhere to be found...

 

This pretty much summarizes the second revolution...

 

More dangerous teargas being used?

 

Losing two eyes...

 

Photos of Tahrir's new revolution... What's different this time...

 

 

 

Economic slide...

Demand for labor is way down...

 

The lighter side of economics and politics at a Maadi cafe...

 

Economic slump getting more serious...

 

Gallup to set up jobs center in Egypt...

 

Gas going to Jordan again...

 

 

 

Media notes...

Time's 2nd revolution cover doesn't make it to the States...

 

Bloomberg's brief look at the media -- via Bassem Youssef...

 

Jailed for a Facebook post?

 

 

 

More analysis...

Quick and cutting analysis of three possible future political post revolutionary scenarios..

 

Five bad future scenarios...

 

Recent Gallup poll results... interesting...

 

For some, these elections are just a first step...

 

Foreign Policy: "The election is shaping up to be far messier and difficult than it needed to be." But don't panic even if the MB wins big, the article says to local liberals and US commentators...

 

Revolution aspirations too lofty with leadership?

 

Documentary-style report on the situation now...

 

Washington Post columnist's impressions on the verge of sectarian tension...

 

Alaa's prison letter has an effect... The letter published in the Guardian...

 

 

 

Other places...

Bold slide show of Egyptian characters...

 

Alaa Aswany, others among FP's top global thinkers...

 

Why poor urban planning also played a role in causing the revolution...

 

Outrageous goings on during the renovations at Cairo station...

 

The strange case of the naked blogger...

 

Potent mix of pride and longing has spurred the Egyptian-American community into action...

 

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

November 8, 2011

A deeper, more complicated situation...

With elections on the horizon, a lot has changed, and a lot has stayed the same. The world's press tries to figure out Egypt 10 months after the revolution...

 

 

The most important issue...

Why working on a local level is so important...

 

"Cairo is a city of 20 million without a mayor, without a municipality and without an effective city government that represents its inhabitants..."

 

 

 

Critical weeks...

Brief attempt to analyze where we might be heading going into the elections...

 

Interesting analysis of why the brotherhood didn't do that well in the Doctor's syndicate elections...

 

Problems in the Baradie campaign...

 

 

 

All about SCAF...

Egypt military giving signs of not wanting to relinquish power...

 

Angry about the SCAF's constitutional proposal...

 

Interesting perceptions on where to go from here regarding the military...  And a look at what may be preventing real change -- the military's economic interests...

 

Same as 1954? "Drawing upon the past has its limitations," Guardian says...

 

 

People who matter...

Esraa the Facebook girl is one of Glamour mag's women of the year...

 

Daily Beast tries to figure out Wael Ghoneim...

 

Washington Post profiles a daring protestor...

 

Profiling the protestor who decided to sue the military...

 

Will the military soon regret jailing Alaa Abd El Fattah?

 

Blogger runs for parliament...

 

 

Look at the economy...

Showdown on debt...

 

Major Qatari investments...

 

Desperate for loans... No worry of bankruptcy...

 

In-depth msnbc story on the perils of running a post revolutionary small business...

 

Economic uncertainty is the problem...

 

Property tax implementation postponed to 2013...

 

Restive workers pose economic, political threats...

 

Call for a more inclusive and pro-active economic future...

 

 

Maspero changes everything?

nalyst suggests that military leadership "should take the latest violence very seriously, as they are in a far more delicate position than they may realize. They cannot continue to manage the country's transition the way that they have..."

 

Strong statement from human rights group regarding the Maspero tragedy...

 

Guardian: "a more insidious threat to a democratic future..."

 

What's wrong with the media?

 

If it's a plot against the revolution, it's likely to unite Egyptians in defending their freedom...

 

One take on what happened with the big talk shows last week...

 

 

The dust of Maspiro has yet to settle...

 

Guardian: "witnesses blame security forces for bloodshed..."

 

The truth will come out eventually...

 

 

Everything else matters...

LA Times does a story on overweight Egyptian women...

 

New book on abandoned palaces...

 

Omar Sharif loses his temper big time...

 

Comic about Egyptian breakfast...

 

 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2011

Reclaiming
the revolution...

Anger and reconciliation: the cycles are moving faster, as everybody gets a little more savvy...

 

 

What's really going on...

First, a question: Are you truly up for change?

 

Five January 25 gains that have (so far) survived the counter-revolution...

 

Smart suggestions on how the new political elite might emerge...

 

Yes, it's a mess now, says FP, but what's next... A daunting situation...

 

 

Targeting the council...

Why did Tantawi take a walk...

 

SCAF’s Assault on Civil Society

 

Political showdown... Protest groups become more savvy... Very strong editorial...

 

Tantawi's controversial testimony... More... Even more... Update: SCAF leader defends his testimony... and his suit

 

 

A complicated couple...

Setting conditions on military aid... New type of relationship... Israel still dominates...

 

US and Egyptian activists cooperating...

 

 

Continuing crises...

Another raid on Al Jazeera's local channel...

 

More police abuse... AP provides a bleak picture of potential police reform...

 

Transport workers strike...

 

CNN on why the emergency law is no good...

 

Trying to revolutionize Cairo university...

 

 

Here and there...

Sean Penn comes to Tahrir...

 

Baradie visits his hometown...

 

Moezz Street going backwards...

 

Ezz sentenced to 10 years jail time...

 

Google's entrepreneurial competition gets major publicity...

 


 

PLUS: Full coverage in Arabic on zahma.com...

 

 

 

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