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Egypt: Americans Blamed for Unrest

Egypt's military rulers are blaming outsiders—Americans in particular—for the country's continuing unrest. A U.S. student was briefly detained; other Americans are holed up in the embassy.

For Egyptians, The Revolution Continues

Hosni Mubarak’s fall only marked the beginning of a critical transition in Egypt. The historic revolution—Egypt’s quest for democracy, social justice and economic reform—still has a long way to go.

What Turkey Can Teach Egypt

Egypt’s elections have produced big gains for Islamist parties. Can Egypt's Islamists learn from their Turkish counterparts how to end military domination while keeping religion out of politics?

Egypt: Bloodbath at Maspero

On October 9, Egypt’s security forces attacked protesters—mostly Coptic Christians—who had gathered near state media headquarters, resulting in the worst violence since Hosni Mubarak resigned.

Egypt Heads to the Polls, Round II

The first parliamentary elections since the revolution represent a pivotal moment for Egypt. And as protests continue amidst the electoral process, the debate on the street moves to the ballot box.

Egypt: Homeless in Cairo

Nearly a year after the Egyptian revolution, families driven out of their homes still live in makeshift tent camps. Some of these families have mobilized to protest unsanitary conditions.

Tahrir Square: The July Sit-In

Four months after Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, protesters again poured into Tahrir Square, demanding faster reforms and a transition to civilian rule.