Egypt’s reaction to the domestic wiretapping of activists and politicians does not bode well for the future of citizens’ rights and the rule of law.
The short-term woes of Egypt’s oil and gas industry will continue until underlying structural issues are addressed, regardless of changes in broader political instability.
If the interim Egyptian government continues to crack down on demonstrations and activists, marginalized youth may turn to more violent means of protest.
No Egyptian government will be stable unless it successfully addresses the country's many interrelated economic troubles.
Transitional justice in Egypt cannot be pursued effectively in the current climate of division and polarization.
Egypt’s military and the Muslim Brotherhood take their fight to Egypt’s university campuses, threatening a return of security force control of universities.
Egyptians’ growing distrust of the judiciary highlights the need for a detailed, efficient, and independent transitional justice system.
An effective impeachment law could give Egyptians an alternative to popular revolts or military intervention in ousting a president who places himself above the law.
Egypt is taking unprecedented action to close the tunnels under the Sinai-Gaza border, although it is unclear if such efforts can be sustained.
An ongoing mural project in Cairo prompts viewers to engage in its public expression of Egypt’s heritage and to reflect on the ideas of Egyptian identity, the loss of culture, social division, beauty, and art.
Despite resisting military rule following the revolution, Egypt’s liberal opposition gambled on an alliance with their former foes that may eventually prove detrimental to their own interests.
Morsi’s soft approach to security in the Sinai alienated the Egyptian military and provided another reason for them to support the opposition.
Unrest in Egypt could provide room for violent Islamist groups to reemerge, although these groups face organizational challenges likely to prevent a repeat of the 1990s’ insurgencies.
In the aftermath of Morsi’s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood offshoots across the region seek to distance themselves from the “mother” organization—yet they all face the same fundamental challenges.
The polarization that marked Egyptian society in the past year and reached its peak before the June 30 demonstrations risks becoming the norm.
Following mass protests, Egypt’s military intervened on July 3 to remove President Mohamed Morsi from office, marking a dramatic turn in the country’s post-Mubarak transition. Four Egypt experts and Sada contributors weigh in on Egypt’s current predicament.
The events of June 30 demonstrate that without a strong alternative to a military dominated state or one co-opted by the Muslim Brotherhood, unrest will continue.
Beyond their threat to Egypt’s stability, Jihadi groups in the Sinai jeopardize mainstream Salafis’ political future.
The Muslim Brotherhood has locked horns in a struggle with country's judiciary that veers between full confrontation and guarded accommodation.
The recent student union elections are being viewed as a forecasting tool for the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections.