Is Egypt's Gen. Sisi a visionary?

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My column today looks at a paradox: how a general, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who overthrew an elected Egyptian president in July, became a hero... Read more

Looking for a third way in Egypt

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Sitting in the popular Ramy café in the dense Cairo working class district of Imbaba, a group of eight engineers have gathered for... Read more

From Islamists to generals in Cairo

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One year ago, when I visited Cairo, there were thousands of bearded Islamist salifis gathering (peacefully) in Tahrir Square and a Muslim Brother... Read more

Can Egypt's Islamists and seculars co-exist?

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It’s not surprising that Egypt has deteriorated into violence since the military ousted elected president Mohammed Morsi last week. The... Read more

The sad truth about the Cairo 'coup'

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Here’s the tragic truth about the Egyptian military’s apparent takeover in Cairo. While millions of Egyptians may cheer, the fall... Read more

Snowden's hypocritical escape route

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Edward Snowden’s escape route traces an international path of global hypocrisy when it comes to freedom of the press or protection against... Read more

The uniqueness of Mandela

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The photos of a frail Nelson Mandela hospitalized again remind me of the many times, in many countries, I’ve heard people say, “If... Read more

The scandal about the scandal

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The column I wrote for last Thursday, entitled The Real Benghazi Scandal, has run in newspapers around the country and unleashed a storm of... Read more