The judiciary’s struggles are likely to feature unexpected iterations of the older concerns over autonomy and authority.
Negotiations over Egypt’s electoral law will be the first test of the constitution’s durability.
Morsi squeaked by in the presidential elections, but what do the votes actually say?
No matter who the new Egyptian president is, he will face a daunting challenge: defusing the country's looming fiscal crisis. What options will he have, and where will the money come from?
The struggle for power within the Arab media is ongoing, with a generation gap that is widening by the day.
Will the Muslim Brotherhood’s gamble on al-Shater pay off?
Even state journalists are cautiously becoming more critical of the SCAF in their coverage.
Sinai’s Bedouin have taken up increasingly bold forms of militant resistance since Egypt's uprisings. What is behind this conflict—and how should it be addressed?
The establishment of “inalienable” rights for all Egyptians is perhaps the most positive step for assisting the full political and social integration of Egypt’s sectarian minorities.
Young Coptic activists have been working to fundamentally alter the monopoly—and silence—the church’s hierarchy has imposed on the Orthodox community.
Rather than provide military aid to Egypt and Tunisia, the US should focus on reforming the security sector.
The newly elected (and recently assertive) legislature complicates the SCAF’s control over the constitutional process and its timing.
The revolution overthrew Mubarak, but not the military elite’s economic monopolies.
Reformists tout the “Turkish model” as an example for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. But the countries’ different neoliberal trajectories suggest that Egypt’s Islamist parties have a much more difficult road ahead.
Egypt’s revolution has emboldened Islamists from within the Muslim Brotherhood long disenchanted with its conservative leadership. Who are these reformists and what role are they playing in Egypt’s transition?
The United States and the European Union must work with Egypt’s newly elected officials and the private sector to restabilize the country’s post-revolution economics.
The Egyptian military has emerged as the most serious threat to the transition to democracy; ten months after helping ease Mubarak out of office, SCAF announcements leave no doubt that it intends to maintain its control indefinitely.
In the aftershocks of Midan Tahrir, al-Azhar declares its support for democracy, pluralism – and its independence from a government that has long manipulated it.
Mohamed Kadry Said, a military and technology advisor and head of the military studies unit at the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, discusses security sector reform in Egypt in an interview with Arab Reform Bulletin Editor Michele Dunne.
While Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its new Freedom and Justice Party have gone to lengths to clarify their stances on social issues and the relation between religion and the state, they must further clarify their relationship to each other and allow the party a sufficient level of independence.