Revolutionary disappointment in Egypt has concealed the ongoing social revolution whose shifting sands are likely to result in a political earthquake.
The failure of Egypt’s new leaders to address the needs and aspirations of young people means the revolution will not stop until there is real change.
My father’s secret police file reveals that my newly wed parents were right to flee Egypt. But I’m grateful for the liberation of “exile”.
Egypt’s next president is likely to be against the revolution. Revolutionaries must forge a viable opposition and push for social and economic change.
As millions of Egyptians cast their first democratic vote in decades, recent upheavals confirm that Egypt’s military is the biggest threat to freedom.
The ornamental ‘official opposition’ in Egypt is as dangerous as the authoritarian regime itself.
The army is giving Egyptians a stark choice: choose freedom and endure anarchy, or choose stability and put up with us.
The Arab uprisings are not just about democracy and dignity. But with domestic and global economic crises, how likely are they to deliver on bread and butter issues?
The time is ripe to crystallise a creative vision for Egyptian democracy, one that can perhaps be used as a model by other Arab countries.
Talk of banning Facebook is only the surface of a greater crackdown on independent media by an insecure government.