Egypt’s government is trying to bring independent labor organizations under the state syndicate’s control, threatening one of the few remaining independent civil society actors.
Grand projects, though moving quickly, are doing nothing to address the underlying structural problems plaguing Egypt’s economy.
The only formal political opposition groups left in Egypt are continuing to play the regime’s game and, predictably, losing.
Sada launches its first eBook, a collection of essays that explores the region’s deep political changes since the Arab uprisings.
The relationship between the Egyptian regime and media is becoming more volatile, revealing new divides within the establishment.
Cheap oil is hurting Egypt’s economy in the short term and could have wider political consequences.
Divisions within the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt deepen, creating greater confusion about the state of its affairs and threatening the group’s survival.
Despite unprecedented repression and media censorship, Sisi has faced on average five times as many protests as Mubarak did between 2008 and 2010.
Egypt’s temporary relief from its ongoing gas crisis is the result of a lull in demand, not an improvement in industry outlook.
Hamas’s economic predicament drives it to maintain ties with jihadi groups in Sinai even as it seeks to crack down on jihadi cells within Gaza.
Given the importance of tourism for jobs and foreign currency, Egyptian authorities are struggling to reinvigorate the sector in the wake of the attack on a Russian airliner.
Low global import prices give the new governor of Egypt’s Central Bank an opportunity to depreciate the value of the Egyptian pound and resolve Egypt’s foreign currency shortage.
Smaller secular parties are missing out on the advantages of electoral alliances, driven by divisions over party domineering and finances.
Saudi Arabia’s focus on Iranian containment is pushing it to seek Egypt’s military help in Yemen.
Parliamentary elections are expected before the end of 2015, but recent legal amendments risk future dissolution of the parliament.
Strong shared institutions unite Egypt’s Armenians and preserve the shrinking minority’s identity.
Egypt under President Sisi is more autocratic and repressive than at any other point in the country’s history.
Egypt’s electoral system, which favors individual candidates and parties designed to increase Sisi's populist appeal, will sideline pro-democracy parties.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s current leadership is neither able nor willing to find political alternatives to what the young propose: “smart violence.”
Nizar Manek and Jeremy Hodge discuss their investigation into the scope and set up of Egypt’s special funds.