Published November 28, 2012
Without an independent judiciary, democracy cannot take root in Egypt.
Published September 17, 2012
As Egypt's President Morsi responds to this current foreign policy crisis, the world will see whether he supports a government that respects freedom of speech, and protects minority rights even as it enshrines majority rule.
Published June 11, 2012
Whoever wins the next runoff election, it now is clear that Egypt will not retreat into military dictatorship, nor descend into theocracy.
Published November 22, 2011
On Tuesday, Egypt's prime minister and cabinet resigned, and the ruling military council pledged to transfer power to a civilian government by July 1, 2012. Whether or not they deliver on their promise remains to be seen. Now an election looms.
Published September 11, 2011
Beyond catastrophe and mourning, September 11th had unforeseen consequences in the Arab world, especially in my home country of Egypt. The attacks of that day, by citizens of America’s key Arab allies, made officials in Washington rethink their relations with Arab dictators, and begin supporting democracy in the Middle East.
Published August 03, 2011
As the world watches the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo the outlook in Egypt doesn't look good. The February revolution in that country was supposed to put an end to the 1952 regime, but that government is still alive and well.