“All of Them Means All of Them”: The Beginning of the End for the Taif System’s Hegemony?

Last September, sports fans in Lebanon awaited the beginning of the Lebanese football championship. Naturally, when each championship begins, competition between the teams intensifies and qu...Read More >>

Egypt’s Public Prosecution: The Hierarchy of Putting Down Protests

The security crackdown that the Egyptian authorities are currently waging against all forms of assembly and protest and that targets all indiscriminately is the fiercest and most violent sin...Read More >>

Reclaiming Public Space and Its Role in Producing the Revolution

One of the most important gains achieved by the October 17 movement – i.e. the revolution – in Lebanon is the Lebanese citizens’ reclamation of public space in all the regi...Read More >>

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 >>

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