The Egyptian government’s readiness to utilize conspiracy theories, defamation, hate speech and populism to justify repression has made it easier for the military establishment to systematically violate citizens’ rights and to disregard the principles of the rule of law without fearing accountability.
Societies worldwide are grappling with political, technological, economic, and cultural transformations. However, the inherent pressures have been particularly combustible in the Arab world, given institutional deficiencies and the proliferation of conflict, sectarianism, and radicalization.
In an interview, renowned photographer Don McCullin looks back on his career and memories from the Middle East.
As 2016 comes to a close, Diwan offers recommendations for this period of relative rest.
Donald Trump would lose by giving Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi what he wants.
As 2016 draws to a close, prospects for the year ahead seem uncertain. The Arab world remains mired in both political and economic conflict and instability.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court struck down a portion of the country’s protest law this week. While that may have long-term significance, the ruling is likely to have little short-term effect.
US President-elect Donald Trump has said a number of contradictory statements during his campaign pertaining to an overall foreign policy strategy he will pursue in the Middle East.
In an interview, Stéphane Lacroix talks about his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s Hizb al-Nour