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Archive for February 2011

This week’s articles of note: post-Mubarak edition

This week’s edition is a post-Mubarak reading list: “Mubarakism without Mubarak: why Egypt’s military will not embrace democracy,” Foreign Affairs, by Ellis Goldberg “Why Egypt’s progressives win,” Al Jazeera, by Paul Adam “Who lost Egypt? Not Obama,” Foreign Policy, by Aaron David Miller “Mubarak resignation creates vacuum for US in the Mideast,” The Washington Post, […]

Good riddance to Mubarak, now take on the military

Bye Bye Mubarak from Ramy Rizkallah on Vimeo. Mubarak is gone – congratulations to the Egyptian people! The video above, shot by Egyptian film-maker Ramy Rizkallah, captures the celebrations shortly after the announcement that Mubarak was stepping down. Egyptians’ courageous protests have been a great inspiration. Hopefully, their example will stir others in the region and […]

Showdown in Egypt: may the people prevail!

Egypt went from festive jubilation to anger last night as Mubarak refused to step down. It was a disappointment felt around the world. It has become clear that the army is backing the Mubarak-Suleiman regime. The military’s statement today, “communique #2”, said the army will ensure that the reforms will be enacted, including the removal of the emergency law and […]

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