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We haven’t heard the last of the generation that made revolution in Egypt and across the Middle East.

Kerry and el-Sissi

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists yesterday underscored the hypocrisy of US support for Egypt’s General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

In Tunisia, secularists and Islamists produced a landmark constitution—without Western interference.

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hazem el-Beblawi

Precious few political parties have spoken out against the military or its assault on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama

President Obama can now embark on a new foreign policy, one that rejects military interventionism in favor of an engaged internationalism.

Blogs

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

The disruption at the Guggenheim was just a visual articulation of global, grassroots demands rising outside the museum walls.

May 26, 2014

683 new death sentences are handed down in Egypt’s “Dictatorship Run Amok.”

April 30, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Chuck Hagel's paeans to “political reform” in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.

January 13, 2014

A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in immigration detention reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament and the civil war in Syria.

December 19, 2013

Egypt: where you are taking your career in your hands by the simple act of raising four fingers.

November 14, 2013

The Cairo-based correspondent calls the impending law a "more aggressive authoritarian order than the one we rose up against in 2011."

November 13, 2013

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel talks about the opportunity for collaboration with Russia in Syria.

September 16, 2013