The latest from Egypt’s government is that pessimism is a crime.
Hisham Geneina’s trial is a tool to deter sharing information about corruption within state institutions.
As the military expands its economic activities, more public property and institutions fall under the potential jurisdiction of military courts.
While Egypt’s uprising has become synonymous with the successful use of social media to overthrow an entrenched authoritarian regime, social media may also have contributed to its failure of the revolution.
The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.
Despite the clear autocratic nature and the violations of basic human rights prevalent in many recently approved laws, the Egyptian parliament passed almost all of them with very little discussion.
Egypt’s new capital is likely to be another urban failure.
Egypt’s government is trying to bring independent labor organizations under the state syndicate’s control, threatening one of the few remaining independent civil society actors.
Parliament has moved on church-building in Egypt, but it is unlikely to be enough.
The relationship between India and Egypt has declined over the years. But, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should rebuild the friendship between Nehru and Nasser.