Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

The late Omar Sharif in a magazine called Alive

I remember Omar Sharif best for a 1997 interview in a forgotten magazine in Cairo

The cultural destruction of war in the Middle East

My beloved Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo may not be a total loss but much is elsewhere

My favorite museum in Cairo damaged by a car bomb

Terror attack on Egyptian police HQ badly damages the Museum of Islamic Art, an overlooked marvel

Was the coup in Egypt even necessary?

Morsi might have been forced from power anyway, but the military short circuited that

Draft articles of impeachment for Morsi now

Even elected leaders can lose their legitimacy; Egypt needs a legal statement to that effect

Egypt Independent is strangled in its crib

Independent journalism is a bad business everywhere but in Egypt politics makes it worse

My twenty years in Egypt

My first trip to Cairo was in 1992. Here are some thoughts on how it has changed

On Egypt’s constitutional referendum

The Muslim Brotherhood has changed its political strategy, a loss for everyone

If you missed the Egyptian royal family…

A film made by the Egyptian royal family about a coup d’état that was lost for nearly sixty years

What an Omar Suleiman girl group would sound like

Mubarak’s Angel of Darkness would have yelped and wailed just like this

The embassy mobs and Obama’s ‘failure’ in the Middle East

Is Obama’s policy in the Middle East in ‘epic collapse’? Hardly. But serious people have doubts now

Latest in the battle over the Mohamed Mahmoud mural

The New York Times blog The Lede picks up the battle over street art in Cairo

The amazing mural on Mohamed Mahmoud that was just painted over

What a loss for Cairo, artistically as much as politically

In a first, a new dictionary of ancient Egyptian colloquial

The language was on the Rosetta Stone but the dictionary is only now being published

How the US is playing into the hands of the Salafiyeen

The US just told the Salafiyeen they have the power to affect aid talks. Big mistake

Tracking how the Egyptian government is doing

Before the revolution, Egypt had no politics. Now it does, and the small things matter

Pay no attention to these anti-American protests in Cairo

I was in Cairo 48 hours ago: there is no great wave of anti-Americanism right now

Mubarak dead. Revolution critical.

The regime has already demonstrated it can survive without Mubarak

Actually, in Egypt now it is Chirac vs Le Pen

Large parts of the political spectrum have no representation at all in the second round

In Egypt right now, it is practically Bush vs Gore

A Mohamed Morsy and Ahmed Shafiq runoff would crush those who believed in the revolution

The hidden sword behind the US-Egypt NGO debacle

The NGOs were operating illegally. The Egyptian regime likes it that way

Ahmed Basiony and the cost of revolution

The protesters in Tahrir Square preached non-violence, but the Mubarak regime did not

Taking to the air to document a revolution

The remote-controlled toy helicopter comes of age

One year on in Egypt: Art, Politics and Power

The Egyptian revolution happened in the middle of my Egypt novel and I didn’t know what to do about it