Tag: reform

Dissenting into the abyss

Western inaction against Saudi Arabia is emboldening the region’s regimes to clamp down harder on dissent. But by silencing peaceful and constructive change, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern regimes are paving the way to violent and destructive rage.

The truth about Islamic reformations

By Khaled Diab Islam needs a reformation for Muslim societies to develop and prosper, is one of those rare convictions shared by both Islamophiles and Islamophobes. Tunisia has done just that: radically reformed its brand of Islam and established a…

Egypt’s other Great Pyramid

The Mogamma, that high temple of Egyptian bureaucracy, will be shut down. Welcome as it is, this will not solve the underlying problem of “el-routine”.

Egypt’s other Mubaraks

The imminent fall of Egypt’s dictator should embolden Egyptians, especially the young, to deal with the mini-Mubaraks holding Egyptian society back

Criminal injustice in Egypt

Egyptian police and a decades-old emergency law stand in the dock of public opinion following a young man’s alleged murder.