Egypt’s most prestigious Islamic institution should fight for its autonomy—but stay out of politics.
On the second anniversary of the January 25 revolution, Egypt’s post-Mubarak economic situation does not look reassuring.
The Muslim Brotherhood is increasingly relying on divisive tactics. But will this help them conquer Egyptian politics or does it risk alienating more people?
The women's movement in Egypt has long depended on the presence of a strong patron from the elite. With that gone, how will it fare?
The future of the Egyptian workers’ movement under the new constitution is uncertain.
Egypt’s draft constitution proposes a semi-presidential system that risks creating an extremely powerful executive branch.
Changing the US-Egypt aid relationship will prove fraught with complexity given the difficult history.
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.