Tuesday , 27 June 2017
Home /

Blog Archives

Laying the foundations for a totalitarian state

Over the next few months, the Egyptian regime is going to face a number of domestic challenges it has preempted and started to prepare for by initiating repressive legal and political campaigns.

Who will defend Egypt’s human rights defenders?

In late May, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi enacted a law imposing strict regulations on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), accelerating Egypt’s on-going crackdown on human rights and civil society. This law, in short, will mean the end of some of Egypt’s leading NGOs, including those working to advance the rights of …

Egypt’s role in the push to cut off Qatar

After four years of Egyptian-Qatari skirmishes since the ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi for his affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo has now decided to respond to Qatar’s harassment by following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain and sever diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Feeding Social Stability in Egypt

This Ramadan, the Egyptian army is charitably distributing millions of food boxes in poor urban and rural areas across the country. Conscripted soldiers from various military branches pack food items including sugar, rice, beans, pasta, cooking oil, tomato paste, and tea in boxes that each carries the label of the …

Egypt’s Cyber Dilemma: Technology, Threats and Freedoms

Cyber crimes have long been recognised as serious threats to businesses and individuals. Cyberwars threaten nations in ways previously unimaginable and rival the damage that may be caused by conventional wars. This article provides an overview of cyberwar with examples of actual attacks.

Regional Agreements and Authoritarian Measures in Egypt

Last Monday, a picture was taken in Saudi Arabia of a glowing globe controlled by the six hands of the King Salman of Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump of the United States, and President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi of Egypt.