The US Bogeyman in Post-Coup Egypt

July 23, 2013

In Egypt, the US has become the bogeyman for both the revolutionaries and the Muslim Brothers. The Saudi-supported military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on July 3, 2013, following massive demonstrations against him throughout Cairo and Egypt, presented the United States with a...

Mubarakism Without Mubarak: The Struggle for Egypt (Part 3)

July 20, 2013

Call it a coup or not, but Egypt now has Mubarakism without Mubarak. This is the last of a three part series. Read part one here. The leftists are claiming that their support for the coup and their alliance with the Mubarakist comprador bourgeoisie are actually anti-imperialist in nature, and are...

Military Coup in Egypt: A Recipe for Failure

July 09, 2013

Morsi’s political demise has far-reaching consequences for Egypt and the region. Egypt is back to square one, with the military grabbing centre stage again through a coup in all but name. This came just two-and-a-half years after mass protests toppled President Hosni Mubarak in a popular...

Egypt Must Prove Democracy to Itself

June 30, 2013

The end goal of a new uprising may thwart progress on Egypt’s path to democracy. Before Mohammad Morsi was elected president one year ago, I made a few predictions about Egypt’s political path that turned out to be true. Although I grieved for a few days once I found out which...