Lebanese Uprising: Infrastructure and the Trap of Neoliberal Development

What started on October 17 as a protest against new taxation laws and austerity measures following climate-induced wildfires and shortages in gasoline and bread, has now turned into the larg...Read More >>

Egypt’s September 20 Protests: Mass Arrests

A young man, 32 years old and unemployed, came to Cairo from Qena Governorate in Upper Egypt looking for work after becoming bogged down in debt. The security forces arrested him, telling hi...Read More >>

Youth Conferences and Programs in Egypt: Spaces for Expression or Instruction?

In the closing ceremony of the first Egypt Economic Development Conference in March 2015, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stood and delivered a speech. Before beginning, he invited youth who ...Read More >>

Militarizing Red Sea Islands: The Limits of Disposing of Public Assets

On August 4 2019, Egypt’s official gazette published Presidential Decree No. 380 of 2019, which reallocated 47 islands in the Red Sea Governorate to the Armed Forces on the basis that ...Read More >>

Kamal Hamdan: The Breadcrumbs System Reproduces Ruling Class in Lebanon

Jamil Mouawad (JM): What is the broad political context currently framing the fight against corruption? And how do you interpret the growing interest of political parties in fighting corrupt...Read More >>

Egypt’s September 20 Protests: Towards Change or More Repression?

Egypt is currently experiencing a state of perplexing political confusion that could change the current political landscape. On 20 September 2019, after years of repression, public squares i...Read More >>

Lebanese Access to Information Law is for Boasting, Not Transparency

In late June 2019, The Legal Agenda received a letter from General Secretary of the Council of Ministers Mahmoud Makkieh stating that Makkieh refuses to comply with the information request T...Read More >>

Probation in Egypt: A Means of Political Retaliation?

After serving five years in prison for participating in a protest, political activist Alaa Abd El Fattah immediately began serving an additional five -year punishment described as “pla...Read More >>

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