Monday, 9 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
From a purely technical point of view, everyone knows what the terms of any political settlement in Egypt would revolve around. They would include: confidence building measures, safety from at least any politically-driven prosecution, return of Islamist shut down media or allowing the creation of alternatives, toning down the rhetoric in the private media, Morsi's release, guarantees of involvement of Islamists in political life and the roadmap (potentially with minor discussions over the roadmap). Question is: does either side want this, and whether or not they could sell this to their crowds. Until then, each side will try to find a breaking point or improve his bargaining power. And we all know what will happen in the meanwhile.Follow @Bassem_Sabry Tweet
Friday, 2 August 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Friday, 19 July 2013
|Supporters Of Morsi In Rab'aa Square|
Monday, 15 July 2013
|Morsi proclaiming that one year was enough for his patience|
with the media and opposing figures
There is certainly a lot of writing coming out on Egypt these days from around the world. A lot of it is brilliant, thought-provoking work, and some of it often provides an outside perspective that those who remain inside the country or are entirely focused on it could sometimes lose. But, on the other hand, a substantial portion of it suffers.
More specifically, there are often way too many generalisations, rushing to sensationalist conclusions, much over-simplification, too many attempts at comparing Egypt to Pakistan or other countries, at times a desire for content-destroying political correctness (that we all suffer from at times), generalist knowledge by some commentators of the Egyptian situation that lacks some modicum of fuller cognition of its details and complications, and more. Egypt appears to increasingly be its own complex experiment and model, and even many of us who literally do nothing but write on Egypt find many of its developments to be baffling. Egypt is not a straightforward country by any means possible.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
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