70. Article Two in the Egyptian Constitution… Toward New Courses

On May 14, 2012 the Center for Arab West Understanding (CAWU) discussed the results of its months-long study of Article Two in the Egyptian Constitution. These were presented publically at the Association for Upper Egypt, in the Ramsis area of downtown Cairo.

36. Does God Permit a Muslim to Break a Promise?

The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the revolution.


35. Beauty and Women Celebrated at Inter-Faith Art Exhibition

‘We came here today to satisfy our soul for its need of beauty.’ With these words Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Jamī’ addressed the crowd at the Caravan Festival of Arts, hosted by St. John the Baptist Church in Maadi, Egypt.

34. Jostling for Position before Presidential Elections

The condition of Egypt is quietly very concerning these days. I say quietly for two reasons. First, in terms of the Western audience, most is slipping under the radar. Second, in terms of Egypt, the nation waits for presidential elections, and the areas of concern are easily ignored if no attention is paid to news headlines and their fascination with politics.


26. Christian youths’ protest movements!

Right after the January 25, 2011 revolution, several phenomena and attitudes that require in-depth studying floated onto the Egyptian political playground. As far the Egyptian general Christian affair, Christian protest movements have become a significant indicative example.


Newsclippings from International Sources

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When he is (eventually) elected to Egypt's Presidency, former Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi knows the Everest of his policy goals will be restoring the country's floundering economy. But before he can take on the monumental task of ensuring food and petrol stability to a largely impoverished country of over 85 million, Sisi must first eradicate what has become the most serious Islamist insurgency in Egypt's history. 

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CAIRO — Egypt was recently accused by the United States of carrying out airstrikes in Libya in alliance with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a charge that was soon dropped.
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On July 19, an Egyptian security post in the heart of the Western Desert was ambushed, leaving 22 soldiers dead.  For weeks, the Egyptian government and press were concerned with who carried it out. But that is less important than what the Farafra attack represented: a bleak turning point for Egypt’s fragile security environment.

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Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 1 September. In the presence of representatives from ecumenical and international organizations, Tawadros participated in morning worship on 1 September followed by a meeting with staff and a conversation with the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

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In November 2008, Egyptian authorities broke up what they said was a Hezbollah network plotting attacks in 
Egypt. While some of the charges appear to have been exaggerated, and it is clear that not all those arrested were 
in fact Hezbollah operatives, a careful examination reveals that a Hezbollah network was, in fact, operating on 
Egyptian soil. Tat it was originally tasked with carrying out neither surveillance nor attacks makes the case all 
the more intriguing, especially when compared with other cells that faced similar reassignments. As a case study, 
the Hezbollah network—which demonstrated the use of several known Hezbollah modus operandi—underscores 
how Hezbollah operates around the world in general, and in the Middle East in particular.
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