Is the Brotherhood Using Martyrdom as “Revolutionary Capital”?

August 23, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood could make significant political gains from encouraging the martyrdom of its members. Since the Egyptian military evicted President Mohammed Morsi from power on July 3, the streets of numerous cities and towns in Egypt have seen demonstrations from Muslim Brotherhood...

Egypt: A Coup or the Will of the People?

July 30, 2013

Morsi's ouster shows that the march towards democracy is far from linear. Background Egypt's political history was turbulent in the 20th century. After the failure of the “liberal experiment” in the 1940s, the Free Officers Movement, led by Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser,...

Stones and Ballots: A Tourist in Egypt

February 12, 2013

Will Lynch reflects on his recent trip to Egypt, and argues that it is time for Egyptians to realize the world will come back to them when they put down the stones and pick up their ballots. During December’s constitutional referendum in Egypt, I was among the relative handful of tourists...