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Met focuses on Egyptian Middle Kingdom in exhibit

Met focuses on Egyptian Middle Kingdom in exhibit

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens a comprehensive exhibit on the Middle Kingdom in their Egyptian Wing in "Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom."

The need for moderate Egyptian citizens

The need for moderate Egyptian citizens

By Omar Etman, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Non-Muslim Brotherhood citizens of Egypt are in worse shape than they were before the revolution despite appearences of relative peace

Journalist reflects on Arab Spring

Journalist reflects on Arab Spring

April 11, 2014


Filed under News

The politics surrounding the Arab Spring and the U.S. response were discussed at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on April 10. The NYU Center for Dialogues and Foreign Policy Association co-sponsored “The Aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’: An Update.” The event featured a talk by foreign affairs ...

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Five-hundred and twenty-nine supporters of the overthrown Muslim Brotherhood regime were sentenced to death in Egypt on Monday for the murder of a policeman, and for attacks on people and property. The trial lasted only two days, and the court’s decision seems to reflect the wide-scale crackdown on...

Omar’s Oration: Satirist must not forgo his role in Egyptian revolution

Omar’s Oration: Satirist must not forgo his role in Egyptian revolution

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef is one of the most prominent opponents of Egypt’s government. His steely green eyes belie his Arab roots, and his English suggests a Westernness uncommon among most Egyptians. It is unsurprising, then, that viewers and readers give so much weight to his opinion. Youss...

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

Reform constitution provides hope for stability

January 29, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Egyptians, in desperation, cling to whichever leader makes the loudest promises, swinging like a broken pendulum that gets stuck at opposing extremes. Hosni Mubarak’s reign was marked by inaction, so the Egyptians fled to Mohamed Morsi and his claims of peaceful theocracy for comfort. Now, in ...

U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

U.S. skews Egypt’s progress toward democracy

November 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a meeting last week with Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy, Secretary of State John Kerry praised Egypt for its roadmap to democracy. Specifically, Kerry remarked, “I welcomed Minister Fahmy’s restatement of the interim government’s commitment to the roadmap that will move Egypt forward...

Egypt calling for el-Sisi to assume presidency

Egypt calling for el-Sisi to assume presidency

October 8, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Gamal Abdel Nasser is widely regarded, among Egyptians and historians alike, as the best president Egypt has ever had. Nasser was so loved that when he attempted to resign in 1967, his constituents wouldn’t allow it. An outpouring of public support coaxed him back into office. Now, 40 years after Egypt’s victory over Israel in the Yom Kippur War, revered Gen. Abd...

Diplomacy, not democracy, would be best for U.S. involvement in Egypt

Diplomacy, not democracy, would be best for U.S. involvement in Egypt

September 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In light of the ongoing tragedy in Syria, the world is reminded of the value of a properly functioning democracy, and more significantly, the inherent devastation that comes from not having one. Several hundred miles southwest of Syria, Egypt is undergoing a similar, albeit less violent, dilemma. I...

Egypt faces political issues, social strife

Egypt faces political issues, social strife

February 14, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

It only takes a walk through the streets of Luxor to realize the predicament of the Egyptian people. Many houses lack electricity, walls and even roofs. Many Egyptian men linger near tourist locations, selling souvenirs. They swarm tourists and plead for some business. They tell stories of hungry children...