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  1. Transition in Egypt

    The ousting of President Morsi is the second revolution that Egypt has experienced in as many years. Only this time, the deposed ruler was the country’s first ever freely elected President. So what went wrong? As events developing in Egypt over the past year have shown, democracy is more than...
  2. Tahrir Square vs the silent majority

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    On the fifth day of protests in Tahrir Square, Egypt’s military ruler Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi addressed the nation with the offer of concessions including a referendum on the immediate transfer of power to a civilian government, and the election of a president by July 2012. His pre-recorded address...
  3. Back to Tahrir Square

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    As dusk fell tonight, Tahrir Square was packed with thousands of protestors demanding the fall of Egypt’s military government. On the third consecutive day of protests and after 36 hours of clashes with the security forces, there was a lull. Sweet potato, corncob and candy-floss vendors mingled with the crowds....
  4. Hobbes vs Kropotkin on the streets of Cairo

    Friday morning in Cairo began as a battle between the protestors and the security forces. In the evening, the Interior Ministry ordered their men to withdraw and by night, the police had disappeared from the streets. All weekend, throughout Egypt the tens of thousands of armed men that normally provide...

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