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Egypt: Story Arcs

Obligatory recap It’s difficult to know how far back to go – but let’s just say this; it’s January 2014, the Post-Morsi constitution has passed, with a (ridiculously)…

Another Look at the Referendum Results…

Although, ostensibly, you could vote Yes or No – in reality the No vote was never presented (or explained) as an option. Everybody knew what would happen with a Yes vote; the constitution would pass, and we’d move along, etc – but nobody ever bothered to investigate or discuss what a No vote would entail. Would the whole constitution be re-written? Would only certain articles be written?

Quick Review of The Square

Please note that in writing this, I’m completely ignoring whether or not I know any of the people featured in, or involved in, The Square – Not that…

What’s Next for Egypt?

It’s hard to know what’s going on in Egypt unless you’ve been keeping track…. Here’s a quick recap: The man in the military uniform is El-Sisi, he’s the…

English Translation of El-Sisi’s Alleged Leak

Yesterday, this video came out on YouTube, posted by the now mostly defunct Freedom & Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s supposedly a leaked…

Military Trials: A Constitutional Overview

This is a quick survey of what some constitutions have to say about Military Trials (or the lack of them) – the basis for selection of these 10…

Egypt: A Sampling of Cognitive Biases

The conversation going on right now in Egypt, whether it’s on twitter, or in a cab, or on a supposedly well-respected television show – has mostly been bereft…

Note to US & EU Officials Regarding Egypt

I think the first step to being able to reach any actual negotiation results is that both sides have to admit to their errors/crimes – otherwise, any conversation…

Egypt: Here & Now

It has been almost a month since Ex-President Morsi was removed from office, and the conversation about whether or not he was removed by revolution or coup, or…