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Egyptian Revolution news and analysis from The Nation
March 11, 2021
Parenting in Exile From Egypt: The Choices I Made for My Daughters
Even though I know what the dictatorship would do to me if I returned to Egypt, I am consumed with guilt for abandoning my family.
January 22, 2018
What the Egyptian Revolution Can Offer #MeToo
I helped protect women from assault during the protests—those experiences can benefit feminists all over the world.
September 18, 2017
The Children of the Arab Spring Are Being Jailed and Tortured
Yassin Mohamed has spent much of the last seven years in prison for the crime of protesting.
June 28, 2017
Is the Saudi Boycott of Qatar Driving It into the Arms of Iran?
Saudi overreaching just might destroy the Gulf Cooperation Council—and strengthen Iran’s regional power.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
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April 3, 2017
Trump Embraces the Most Repressive Dictator in Modern Egyptian History
President Sisi presents himself as a faithful ally in the war on terror, so Trump will ignore the tens of thousands he’s imprisoned.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
February 1, 2017
Trump Is Just Fine With Harsh Repression in Egypt
The regime of dictator Sisi is taking unprecedented measures against political prisoners, but Trump thinks he’s a “fantastic guy.”
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
September 23, 2016
The Fight Against Austerity Started Here
In 2011, the people of Wisconsin challenged the right’s austerity agenda. Their uprising was even more revolutionary than you think.
July 6, 2016
The Istanbul Terror Attack May Force a Reckoning in Turkey’s Foreign Policy
Ankara has already patched up relations with Israel and Russia—and Washington could be next.
October 9, 2015
The Biggest Winners of the Arab Spring? Dictators
While authoritarian rule appears to provide stability over the short term, it breeds discontent and affirms the idea that violence is the only way to be heard.