from The Great Debate:

The other Egyptian crisis

By Shirin Neshat
March 5, 2014

Like most artists, I often wonder what art’s place is in a world that seems consumed by violence during these times of social upheaval.

from David Rohde:

From Cairo to Geneva, Obama steps back from Mideast

By David Rohde
September 16, 2013

It started as “a new beginning” and ended as “America is not the world’s policeman.”

from The Great Debate:

What just happened in Egypt?

By Shibley Telhami
July 4, 2013

It was not supposed to turn out this way: Only a year after Egyptians freely elected Mohamed Mursi as their president for a four-year term, he was removed by a military decree. This sets in motion a “road map” for a new transitional period leading to another experiment akin to the period following the fall of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

from David Rohde:

Jon Stewart v. Muslim Brotherhood

By David Rohde
April 5, 2013

For Americans, it was Jon Stewart as national treasure. In a virtuoso performance Monday, the American satirist ridiculed the Egyptian government’s crackdown on Cairo comedian – and Stewart protégé – Bassem Youssef. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch Stewart’s mock conversation with Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi here.

from The Great Debate:

Obama faces only hard choices in Mideast

By Aaron David Miller
December 6, 2012

The conventional wisdom in Washington these days is that a newly empowered president, freed from the political constraints of reelection, will have more discretion, drive and determination to take on the Middle East’s most intractable problems.

from Full Focus:

Images of December

January 2, 2012

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il capped off a year of non-stop news. Typhoon Washi devastated the Philippines and protesters went back to Cairo's Tahrir Square. Republican candidates toured Iowa garnering support ahead of the January 3 caucus.

from FaithWorld:

Egypt’s al-Azhar shuns Western action in Libya

By Reuters Staff
March 24, 2011

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(A man prays at the Al-Azhar mosque in old Cairo August 18, 2010/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from FaithWorld:

Egypt’s Grand Mufti prays with generals, urges Muslim-Christian unity

By Reuters Staff
March 11, 2011

interfaith tahrir

(A rally to demonstrate unity between Muslims and Christians at Tahrir Square in Cairo March 11, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from FaithWorld:

Egyptian Copts hold funeral after Christian-Muslim strife kills 13

By Reuters Staff
March 10, 2011

copt coffins

(Egyptian Coptic Christians gather for funeral of seven victims of sectarian clashes, at Samaan el-Kharaz Church in Cairo March 10, 2011/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

from The Great Debate UK:

Stories are powerful things

February 25, 2011

EGYPT

Anna Perera is the author of The Glass Collector and Guantanamo Boy. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters will host a follow-the-sun live blog on March 8, 2011, the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.