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Tomorrow’s Egypt

By Johannes Amin Makar  “For a century and a half the Arab world has been following a negative policy. It has known what it wanted to do away with, but it has not known what it wanted to build. […] Democracy was only a veil for dictatorship. Constitutions framed in the interest of the people of …

Daily News Egypt

In a league of his own: Sisi’s loving embrace

By Rasheed Hammouda and Mohamed Ibrahim This article is the second of a three part series. The aim of this series is to dispel the increasingly widespread belief held by both supporters and detractors of Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi that the circumstances he faces and the actions he takes are similar to those of his predecessors, …

Rasheed Hammouda

The Arab World’s options

By Marwan Muasher When the Arab awakening began in 2011, its primary goal should have been to advance pluralism and democracy – causes that were neglected in the Arab world’s first, anti-colonial awakening in the 20th century. But, after three years of struggle, the process has only just begun. Will the second Arab awakening finally …

Daily News Egypt

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution:Without accountability, checks or balances

The following is the first of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. The first part, below, addresses the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, dealing with the …

Daily News Egypt

Government plans to woo Gulf tourists

Vacation planners serving Gulf tourists can enjoy incentives including discounts on EgyptAir flights as well as at some facilities, with the aim of luring larger numbers of Arab tourists to the country.

Hend El-Behary

The Secret to Reviving the Arab Spring’s Promise: Property Rights

By Hernando De Soto The protests that toppled governments were fueled by anger over the lack of a basic element in market economies Al Qaeda is resurgent in Mali, Algeria and beyond. Violent turmoil and anti-Western hostility are rising in the Middle East and North Africa. Two years after the Arab Spring, it would be easy …

Daily News Egypt