December 20, 2012

Deep Divisions as Egypt's Second Vote Nears

Ashraf Khalil, Time

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New constitutions, particularly in post-revolutionary societies, ought to be unifying documents. They are supposed to articulate what collective future a nation sees for itself. Halfway through the final step in Egypt’s tortured and toxic constitutional process, no such consensus exists.

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December 7, 2012
Morsi Runs Back into the Arms of the Military
Alan Philps, The National
The posting of tanks outside the presidential palace yesterday morning raises an uncomfortable question for the future of Egypt: is the result of last year's revolution going to be just more military rule, under a light... more ››
December 7, 2012
Mr. Morsi, You Own This Mess
Ursula Lindsey, The Arabist
There are reports that the president will make a statement tonight, and it's none too soon. Isn't it amazing that Morsi hasn't said a word yet about the clashes, deaths and injuries that took place outside the presidential... more ››
December 7, 2012
In Egypt, 'This Is Just the Beginning'
Evan Hill, The Atlantic
The blast echoed from somewhere near the front lines. A fragment -- probably a shotgun pellet -- ricocheted into Muhammad Abdel Aziz's face. He flinched and touched his cheek -- no wound, this time. Earlier, three or four ... more ››
December 10, 2012
Morsi Betrayed Egypt's Hopes
Ahdaf Soueif, The Guardian
On Sunday morning 10 Egyptian F16s flew low over Tahrir. The military was putting a third layer on to a cement wall barricading the presidential palace. A spokesman for the Salafist al-Nour party announced that "if Morsi is... more ››