Egypt

Dispatch

Rearranging The Deck Chairs in Cairo

Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?

Bel Trew |

Argument

These Aren’t the Terrorists You’re Looking For

Why does the Egyptian government insist on blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for every act of terrorism, even as a dangerous jihadist group claims the attacks as their own?

David Barnett |

Report

Sisi's Gas Pains

Why energy, not terrorists, could be the Egyptian strongman's undoing

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Why Egypt Hates Al Jazeera

The network's Cairo-based staff, who stand accused of running a terror cell from a luxury hotel, find themselves caught in the middle of a regional power struggle.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Eyes on the Prize

The Arab world's most prestigious literary award is thriving; whether anyone's actually reading the shortlisted books is another matter.

M. Lynx Qualey |

Dispatch

The Crooks Return to Cairo

Egypt's government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.

Bel Trew |

Report

Egypt's Sea of Troubles

Why an upsurge in terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula raises fears for the Suez Canal.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

The General Rises

Egypt’s new Field Marshal-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks ready to seize the presidency. But is it more than he can handle?

Gregg Carlstrom |

Marc Lynch

Consent of the Governors

Why Egypt’s constitutional referendum is a worrisome step toward authoritarianism.

Marc Lynch |

Dispatch

'We Want to Move On'

What do Egyptians really care about in their country's constitutional referendum? Not the constitution, for starters.

Manal Omar |

Dispatch

Welcome to the Department of Morale Affairs

Belly dancers, billboards, and Egypt's military propaganda machine.

Bel Trew |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Blowback in Cairo

The Syrian civil war has now reached the heart of Egypt.

David Barnett |

COLUMN

Let Your People Go

Egypt's military government will never be legitimate until it stops haphazardly jailing scores of political prisoners.

Marc Lynch |

COLUMN

The Middle East Channel’s Best of 2013

The essential books, articles, posts -- and hip hop performances -- of the year.

Marc Lynch |

Dispatch

How to Crush Low-Hanging Fruit

Beset by terrorism, Egypt's military government is blaming everything on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Dispatch

Silent Night

As a security vacuum continues to plague Egypt, the country's beleaguered Christian community fears a rash of kidnappings will only worsen during the holiday season. 

Bel Trew |

Terms of Engagement

The Autocrat's Emergency Bailout Fund

Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?

James Traub |

Argument

The Signal and the Noise in Middle East Elections

Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.

Alex Hanna |

Marc Lynch

The Dark List

Why nobody in the Middle East deserves to be an FP Leading Global Thinker this year.

Marc Lynch |

Feature

Peace Economics

Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.

Ethan Kapstein |

Argument

Clan Warfare

Don’t mistake Egypt’s calm for stability.

Eric Trager |

Daniel Altman

Lemon Law

How crappy used cars explain the chaos in Thailand and Egypt.

Daniel Altman |

Marc Lynch

Spoiler Alert

What lessons do the success of Camp David and the failure of Oslo hold for America's nuclear deal with Iran?

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Drafting Discord

Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.

Isobel Coleman |

Marc Lynch

Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

Marc Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist

Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

Waiting in the Wings

As America's star power dims, who will take center stage?

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

'This Is Not a Court, This Is a Coup!'

Shoe-throwing, tirades, and the general chaos at Mohamed Morsy's first day in court.

Bel Trew |