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A Firsthand Account of the Protests in Egypt

February 7, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011Cairo, EgyptIt began as a normal day. I arrived in Cairo for some much needed rest and relaxation, a chance to take my mind off of the stress of waiting on PhD decisions, visit some old friends, and brush up on my Arabic. With political crises still seething in Tunis and Beirut, […]

Egypt at a Crossroads

November 30, 2010

While January’s protests in Tunisia that ousted former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali signaled the beginning of the current wave of unrest spreading through the Arab world, it was not until demonstrations destabilized the Egyptian regime that leaders in foreign capitals signaled alarm and started a diplomatic scramble to ease tensions in the region. When […]