Egypt and the Middle East: Stuck in the Past?
Mubarak suffers from PTD – “postcolonial time disorder.” Now that he has fallen, will the paradigm of unchecked state power also implode? James D. Le Sueur on the end of this era.
Mubarakism Without Mubarak?
After weeks of protests—and only hours after his refusal to leave—Mubarak has stepped down as president of Egypt. But will the state turn the power to the people—or return to the austere military authoritarianism of decades past? Ellis Goldberg reports from Cairo.
Uniting Egypt’s Opposition
Various reform groups have joined to protest Egypt’s government. As a former official in Egypt’s Wafd Party, Khairi Abaza shares his inside perspective on how these groups coexist in the post-Mubarak era.
Can Israel turn Egypt's unrest into an...
Aluf Benn, Editor-at-Large of Haaretz, on how the Egyptian crisis offers the Israeli government a new opportunity for regional diplomacy.
A G-Zero World
Now that the United States is no longer the leader of the global economy, does any nation have the political and economic leverage to replace it? Economists Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini predict a ‘G-Zero World,’ a much-discussed idea at this year’s World Economic Forum.
The Muslim Brotherhood: Past and Future
Will the Muslim Brotherhood dominate the post-Mubarak Egyptian political landscape? Understanding the Brotherhood’s past is necessary for any discussion about Egypt’s future.
Egypt and Israel
Is an Egyptian-Iranian alliance a possibility—and where would this leave the future of a sovereign Palestinian state? Mideast expert Yossi Klein Halevi explains how the crisis in Egypt will change Israel’s worldview.
Four Decades of Egyptian Politics
Look back at four decades of Egyptian politics in real time with this special Foreign Affairs collection, Egypt in Crisis. Must reads include articles by former president Anwar el-Sadat, Middle East expert Fouad Ajami, and former Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali.