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The Fifth Anniversary of the January 25 Revolution: Weakened Regime, Weakened Revolutionaries (January 28, 2016)

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معهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى 10 ديسمبر 2015  The New Egyptian Parliament: No Voice Over Sisi  البرلمان المصري  الجديد تحت شعار لا صوت يعلو فوق صوت السيسي 

 معهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدني 4 نوفمبر 2015    Arab Countries’ Conflicting Views on Russian Intervention in Syria  تباين المواقف العربية تجاه التدخل الروسي في سوريا

    معهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 16 أكتوبر 2015   Is Syria Russia’s New Afghanistan? هل تكون سوريا أفغانستان جديدة لروسيا؟
Al-Masry Al-Youm October 15, 2015   أوباما ورط بوتين فى حرب داعش
 Al-Masry Al-Youm October 2, 2015 عبد المنعم سعيد يطالب الولايات المتحدة بامداد الجيش المصر بطائرات مراقبة بدون طيار وأجهزة إستشعار عن بعد لتطوير عمليات المراقبة في سيناء وفي الحدود مع ليبيا
نتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 29 يناير 2015  Arab Countries Support Free Speech Abroad, But Not at Home دول عربية تدعم حرية التعبير في الخارج وتقمعها في الداخل

   منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 05 فبراير 2015    Turning the Page in Egypt   نحو اتفاق لطيّ صفحة الماضي في مصر

   ساسة بوست, 18 مارس 2015 Sasa Post   عن الألتراس 

    منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 01 مايو 2015  Washington’s Inevitable Decision on Egypt   قرار واشنطن رفع تجميد المساعدات العسكرية لمصر أمر لا مفر منه

منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 16 يوليو  2015   Sisi’s Response to New Terrorist Tactics   رد السيسي على الأساليب الإرهابية الجديدة

    منتدى فكرة, معهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى, 13 أغسطس 2015  The Suez Canal From Nasser to Sisi    قناة السويس بين ناصر والسيسي

  منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 21 أغسطس 2014   What Happened in Rabaa?  ماذا حدث في ميدان رابعة العدوية؟

    منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 17 اكتوبر 2014  Taking Responsibility for Egypt’s Disorder    من يتحمل مسؤولية الارتباك في مصر؟

منتدى فكرة التابع لمعهد واشنطن لدراسات الشرق الأدنى , 26 نوفمبر 2014   Egypt’s Orwellian Reality    الواقع الأورويلي في مصر 

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Security Issues and Terrorism

Al-Qaeda Top Leader’s Younger Brother, Muhammad Rabee al-Zawahiri, Released

  •  Militant Leadership Monitor – Volume VI, Issue 4, April 2016

The Islamic State’s Targeting Strategy in Egypt

Terrorism Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 3, February 4, 2016

Egypt’s Most Wanted – Hisham Ali Ashmawy Mosaad Ibrahim

  • Militant Leadership Monitor – Volume VI, Issue 10, October 2015

Egypt’s Growing Militant Threat:

  • Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 15, July 24, 2015

A Post-Mortem Analysis of Ajnad Misr Leader Hamam Attiya:

  • Militant Leadership Monitor – Volume VI, Issue 4, Personalities Behind the Insurgency, April 2015

Egypt Struggles with Jihadist Challenge in Sinai:

  • Terrorism Monitor Volume: 13 Issue: 5, March 6, 2015

Coming to Grips with Terrorism in Egypt a Year after the Raba’a Square Massacre:

  • Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 17, September 5, 2014

Fugitive Egyptian Militant Faisal Suliman Salma Al-Mahasna killed in raid:

  • Militant Leadership Monitor – Volume V, Issue 9, Personalities Behind the Insurgency, September 2014

Dead or Alive – Sinai’s most wanted : Shadi Al-Manie:

  • Militant Leadership Monitor – Volume V, Issue 6, Personalities Behind the Insurgency, June 2014

Egypt’s Military Devises Strategy to Move Egypt beyond Political Islamism:

  • Terrorism Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 17, September 6, 2013

 

 

 

Japanese Articles 2008

In 2008, I worked as part of a team to produce 20 investigative features on Egypt, examining the sparks of change in the society as of 2004, among issues I covered, Islamist movements including Muslim Brotherhood, Sufi sects, Jihadists, ideological revisions adopted by Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, sectarian violence against Coptic Christians, illegal immigration, liberal movements and freedom of speech, etc.

1- Liberal movements in Egypt

2- Bloggers of Egypt

3- 2005 Parliamentary elections and the emergence of Shayfeencom to document vote rigging

4- Egyptian Judges calling for independence 2005

5- Muslim Brotherhood Charity work in villages

6- Muslim Brotherhood students demonstrated in militia-styled outfits at Al Azhar University campus in 2006

7- Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949) 

8- Muslim Brotherhood history

9- Roots of terrorism and ideological revisions

10- Jihadism and revisions

11- Nonviolence Initiative between Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and the Egyptian government in 1997

12- Sayyed Imam Al-Sharif and his role in renouncing violence, (Internet dissent among al-Qaeda top theorists)

13- Sayyid Qutb, Godfather of Islamic extremism

14- Crackdown on Egyptian Shiites

15- Coptic minority stand up for their rights

16- Salafi attacks on Coptic Christians

17- Niqab and Hijab

18- Illegal Immigration to Italy

19- Freedom of speech under Mubarak

20- Mubarak’s zero tolerance to opposition

 

International Reporting

2014 Israeli war in Gaza 

Orthodox rabbis participate in pro-Palestinian rallies at White House, Egypt Independent, August 2014, Reported from Washington DC

More than 100 Palestinians, 13 Israeli soldiers killed in deadliest day in Gaza, Egypt Independent, July 2014, Reported from Washington DC

NBC Mohyeldin returns to Gaza, CNN Diana Magnay reassigned, Egypt Independent, July 2014, Reported from Washington DC

Conflict in Gaza tests Egypt’s new president, The Washington Post, November 16, 2011, Reported from Cairo

Egyptians condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza, but most don’t want to go to war over them, The Washington Post, November 18, 2012, Reported from Cairo

Algerian Presidential Elections 2014 

Algeria aims to have peaceful Arab Spring, learning from regional turbulence, Egypt Independent, May 2014, Reported from Algeria

Freedom of speech in the Gulf

American in Emirates sentenced to one year in jail for satirical video, Egypt Independent, December 2013, Reported from Abu Dhabi, UAE

Arab Countries Support Free Speech Abroad, But Not at Home, Fikra Forum, January 2015, Reported from Washington DC

Asian workers in Qatar

Unpaid workers going hungry in Qatar, Egypt Independent, December 2013, Reported from Doha, Qatar

Health, immigration and Islamophobia in Germany

Smoking in Egypt, Egypt Independent, October 2013, Reported from Egypt and Germany

Islamophobia and radical Islamism, September 2013, Reported from Berlin, Germany

Illegal Immigration to Germany: Chasing a fading dream, September 2013, Berlin, Germany

Revolution in Libya 2011

At Radio Free Libya, change is on the air, Miami Herald, February 2014. Reported from Libya

Egyptian affairs

What Happened in Rabaa?  Fikra Forum, August 2014, Reported from London

The Square: Story of lost revolutionaries, Egypt Independent, March 2014, Reported from London

International outcry continues from Minya court mass death sentences, Egypt Independent, May 2014,  Reported from Washington DC

Syrian War

Syrian forces enter seaport after clashes, The Washington Post, April 1, 2011

Syrian forces attack two villages, The Washington Post, April 12, 2011

Four protesters killed in Syria; mostly calm elsewhere, The Washington Post, April 2, 2011

Fresh violence breaks out in Syria, The Washington Post, April 9, 2011

Protesters shot as demonstrations expand across Syria, The Washington Post, March 26, 2011

War coverage, The Washington Post’s reports

Egypt starts overhauling constitution, The Washington Post, February 16, 2011

Panel starts task of revising Egypt’s constitution, The Washington Post, February 17, 2011

Demonstrators fill Tahrir Square in Egypt to press military for more reforms, The Washington Post, February 18, 2011

Alternately jubilant and mournful, Egyptians rally, The Washington Post, February 19, 2011

Cairo begins to resume everyday business, The Washington Post, February 19,  2011

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faces prospect of democracy amid internal discord, The Washington Post, February 21,  2011

Tables turned on Egyptian state security, The Washington Post, March 9, 2011

13 die in sectarian violence in Cairo, The Washington Post, March 9, 2011

A religious rift opens in Egypt, The Washington Post, March 10, 2011

Sectarian clashes in Egypt challenge revolutionary idealism,  The Washington Post, March 10, 2011

Constitutional confusion in Egypt, The Washington Post, March 15, 2011

Egyptians swarm polls, The Washington Post, March 20, 2011

Egyptian voters push for speedy elections, The Washington Post, March 20, 2011

Egypt’s Facebook revolution faces identity crisis, The Washington Post, March 23, 2011

Protesters shot as demonstrations expand across Syria, The Washington Post, March 26, 2011

Egyptian fundamentalist sect gains strength, The Washington Post, March 27, 2011

Clinton visits Tahrir Square, The Washington Post, March 28, 2011

Egypt’s relations with Israel, U.S. could worsen, The Washington Post, March 31, 2011

Syrian forces enter seaport after clashes, The Washington Post, April 1, 2011

Four protesters killed in Syria; mostly calm elsewhere, The Washington Post, April 2, 2011

Fresh violence breaks out in Syria, The Washington Post, April 9, 2011

Egyptian protesters defy military, return to Tahrir Square, The Washington Post, April 11, 2011

Egyptian blogger sentenced for criticizing military, The Washington Post, April 11, 2011

Syrian forces attack two villages, The Washington Post, April 12, 2011

Mubarak and his sons detained for 15 days, The Washington Post, April 14, 2011

Court disbands Mubarak’s party,  The Washington Post, April 16, 2011

Tourists avoiding Egypt, The Washington Post, April 17, 2011

Amid transition, more Egyptians cling to safety of long-hated emergency law, The Washington Post, April 20, 2011

Egypt shows signs of new assertiveness abroad, The Washington Post, April 28, 2011

Mubarak could face death penalty, The Washington Post, May 1, 2011

For Arabs, Obama’s speech is too little, The Washington Post, May 19, 2011

In Egypt, a tug-of-war over freedom to criticize, The Washington Post, June 24, 2011

Protesters, police clash in Cairo, The Washington Post, June 29,  2011

Protests against Egypt’s military rulers turn violent, The Washington Post, July 23,  2011

Egypt’s ‘Steel King’ swept from throne, The Washington Post, July 25,  2011

In Egypt, U.S. seeks a few good democrats, The Washington Post, September 5, 2011

Egyptian protesters break into Israeli Embassy; ambassador leaves country, The Washington Post, September 10, 2011

New judges sought in Mubarak trial, The Washington Post, September 24, 2011

Egyptians seek to ‘reclaim’ revolution, The Washington Post, October 1, 2011

Conflict in Gaza tests Egypt’s new president, The Washington Post, November 16, 2011

Egyptians condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza, but most don’t want to go to war over them, The Washington Post, November 18, 2012

Alexandria clashes reignite ahead of phase two of referendum, Egypt Independent, December 2012

August peak in political violence in Egypt: report, Egypt Independent, September 2013

Clashes break out downtown over new protest law, Egypt Independent, November 2013

Opponents to new protest law vow to fight tooth and nail, Egypt Independent, November 2013

Elections and Constitution

Sabbahi first to enter Egypt’s presidential race, Egypt Independent, February 2014

Military council approves Sisi to run for presidency, Egypt Independent, January 2014

Democracy NGOs to monitor upcoming elections, Egypt Independent, October 2013

Members of constitutional committee of 50 announced, Egypt Independent, September 2013

Egyptians Cast Final Ballots in Vote on Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, December 2012

Egyptian voters say ‘yes’ to speedy elections, The Washington Post, March 2011

Egyptians swarm polls in first vote since revolution, The Washington Post, March 2011

Egypt starts overhauling constitution, The Washington Post, February 16, 2011

Critics say Egypt getting crash course in constitutional confusion, The Washington Post, March 2011

Constitutional confusion in Egypt, The Washington Post, March 15, 2011

Egyptians swarm polls, The Washington Post, March 20, 2011

Egyptian voters push for speedy elections, The Washington Post, March 20, 2011

 

Higher Education in the Arab region

4 Factors for Parents to Weigh About Overseas Arab Universities, US News & World Report, April 23, 2015

The Economic Struggle of Public-University Professors, Al-Fanar Media, January 2014

Egypt’s Academic Year Is Off to a Rough Start, Al-Fanar Media, September 2013

The Battles at Egyptian Universities Broaden, Al-Fanar Media, October 2013

Egyptian Academics Arrested in the Crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Fanar Media, November 2013

In Egypt, 12 Al-Azhar Students Sentenced to 17 Years in Jail, Al-Fanar Media, November 2013

Al-Azhar Students Test the Legal Limits of Protest In Egypt, Al-Fanar Media, November 2013

Managers Go to Prison for Food Poisoning of Students, Al-Fanar Media, November 2013

 

Verdicts and Law

Mubarak convicted of embezzlement, embarrasses high-level officials in Sisi government, Egypt Independent, May 2014

International outcry continues from Minya court mass death sentencesEgypt Independent, May 2014

Farmer to serve prison time for naming donkey after SisiEgypt Independent, March 2014

Police killers of Khaled Saeed sentenced to 10 years in prisonEgypt Independent, March 2014

American in Emirates sentenced to one year in jail for satirical video, Egypt Independent, December 2013

Rough justice: 21 girls sentenced to 11 years for peaceful protestsEgypt Independent, November 2013

Opponents to new protest law vow to fight tooth and nailEgypt Independent, November 2013

Twelve students in Egypt sentenced to 17 years for causing riots, Egypt Independent, Egypt Independent, November 2013

Khaled Saeed torture case adjourned to 2 December, Egypt Independent, October 2013

Military court continues crackdown on opposition with life sentences, Egypt Independent, September 2013

Mubarak trial abruptly halted as victims’ lawyers seek new judges, The Washington Post, September 2011

Egyptian tribunal sentences blogger to three years for criticizing military, The Washington Post, April 2011

Mubarak and sons detained; new Tahrir Square protest called offThe Washington Post, April 2011

Mubarak could face death penalty, Egyptian official saysThe Washington Post, April 2011

Egyptian court disbands Mubarak’s partyThe Washington Post, April 2011

Humorous & Satirical Articles

Read All About It! Mubarak Breaks Silence! Or Not!, The Wall Street Journal, May 2013

Doctor refuses to treat baby named ‘Sisi’, Egypt Independent, November 2013

American in Emirates sentenced to one year in jail for satirical video, Egypt Independent, December 2013

Farmer to serve prison time for naming donkey after Sisi, Egypt Independent, March 2014

Oscar-winning Cate Blanchett began career in EgyptEgypt Independent, March 2014

Slingshot in backpack puts young man in jail, Egypt Independent, March 2014

Prime Minister bans Egyptian movie for risqué scenes, Egypt Independent, April 2014

Conspiracy theorists claim TV show ‘Simpsons’ behind Syrian civil war, Egypt Independent, May 2014

Investigative articles

Egypt’s army took part in torture and killings during revolution, report shows, the Guardian, April 2013

Homosexuality in Egypt under further crackdown, Egypt Independent, October 2013

Police deliberately killed Mohamed Mahmoud demonstrators, fact-finding committee concludes, Egypt Independent, Nov. 2013

Unpaid workers going hungry in QatarEgypt Independent, December 2013

Mubarak convicted of embezzlement, embarrasses high-level officials in Sisi government, Egypt Independent, May 2014

Azouli military prison: Egypt’s dark secret, Egypt Independent, July 2014

ماذا حدث في ميدان رابعة العدوية؟, English version What Happened in Rabaa?, Fikra Forum, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 2014