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L'armée égyptienne et la révolution de 2011

L'armée égyptienne s'est imposée comme l'un des acteurs les plus puissants et les plus influents depuis la fondation de l'Etat égyptien moderne. Malgré cela, depuis les années soixante-dix, peu de recherches ont cherché à contextualiser et à historiciser l'institution militaire, alors même qu'elle continue à jouer un ...  Read More »

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Face the Vitrine

Face the Vitrine An interactive installation by Ganzeer and Yasmin Elayat - Egypt 2nd D-CAF Festival, Downtown Cairo, Egypt April 2013   In April, pedestrians on Mahmoud Basiony Street in Downtown Cairo were taken by surprise when they encountered a giant face watching them from an unassuming storefront. As ...  Read More »

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SMSlingshot

SMSlingshot An interactive show by VR/Urban - Germany 2nd D-CAF Festival, Downtown Cairo, Egypt April 2013   VR/Urban is a German collective of artists, designers, and researchers focusing on technology, media sciences, and architecture. Since 2008, the collective has been working on empowering the public by ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 23)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Event: Bassam Haddad on Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath (23 September, Fairfax)

Understanding the Arab Uprisings and Their Aftermath A Lecture by Bassam Haddad Director, Middle East Studies Program George Mason University Monday September 23, 2013 7:00pm Center for the Arts, Concert Hall Fairfax Campus - GMU This talk addresses the causes of the Arab uprisings and ...  Read More »

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الحق في قتل الجسد: الزومبي جسد/نص ما بعد كولونيالي

الجسدُ البَشري يُشحنُ بدلالاتٍ متغيرةٍ وغَير مستقرةٍ، على مَدى تاريخِه في جَانِبيه المُطلق/ المَعنوي والنِسبي/ المَادي؛ كَما في دلالةِ زمنيةِ أَكل التُفاحةِ من شجرةِ المَعرفة. وبالتَالي فَالنتيجةُ منذُ تِلك اللحظةِ الوجوديةِ الهًامة والمُعبرة في الوَعي الإِنساني أَنتجت الحاجة لـ"ترويض الجسد الإنساني" –في ...  Read More »

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إعادة تشكيل النخبة بعد 3 يوليو في مصر

إعادة تشكيل النخبة بعد 3 يوليو في مصر. دراسة مقارنة في تشكيلات لجان الدستور والمجلس القومي لحقوق الإنسان والمجلس الأعلى للصحافة  إن توظيف النخبة وتجديد دمائها بالشباب وإحلال نخب أكثر ثورية مكان النخب القديمة المتحالفة مع السلطة، شكّل على الدوام مطلباً ثورياً منذ اندلاع ثورة الخامس والعشرين من يناير في مصر. ...  Read More »

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قصة الكركدن

معرض وإصدار كتاب للفنانين المصريين أحمد صبري ومحمد عبد الكريم. 9 يونيو-4 يوليو 2013.”غاليري المشربية"، وسط القاهرة، مصر. معرض التصوير والكتاب هو ثمرة تعاون بين محمد عبد الكريم أثناء دراسته في بيروت وبين أحمد صبري أثناء عمله بالقاهرة على مدى عدة أشهر في عام 2011. أراد  محمد عبد الكريم ...  Read More »

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Exercises in Collective Reading: A Workshop by Marwa Arsanios

Exercises in collective reading  A workshop by Marwa Arsanios  January 2013 Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo, Egypt   Participants in this workshop at Cairo’s Contemporary Image Collective were invited to re-read and reflect on copies of the Arab cultural magazine al-Hilal that ...  Read More »

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Exhibition of Collage Workshop by Hany Rashed

Exhibition of collage workshop led by Hany Rashed  August 2013  Darb 1718 for Contemporary Art Cairo, Egypt   This exhibition at Darb 1718 presents the work of ten artists who took part in a collage workshop led by Egyptian artist Hany Rashed. Through the workshop, Rashed encouraged attendees to ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 16)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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مصر أوهام الحرب والإجماع

ثمة تقارب شديد بين الحرب والثورة، من حيث جذرية الفعل، وحدته، وهدف القضاء على العدو أو تكبيده أكبر قدر ممكن من الخسائر، لإنهائه بالكلية أو لفتح ثغرات في صفوفه في حالة الحرب، أو في جدار بُينة السلطة في حالة الثورة، وذلك للتفاوض أو فرض أمر واقع جديد، ومن ثمّ علاقات جديدة. ومشكلة الثورة المصرية إنها انطلقت في يوم 25 ...  Read More »

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أليس

عرض لسوسن بو خالد وحسين بيضون (لبنان) في ”مهرجان وسط البلد“ الثاني للفنون المعاصرة - دي كاف، أبريل 2013،  فندق الـ”فينواز“، وسط القاهرة، مصر. قدمت الكاتبة والمخرجة والممثلة سوسن بو خالد مع الفنان ومصمم الديكور حسين بيضون عرضهما "أليس" لأول مرة بفندق الـ”فينواز“ المهجور بوسط القاهرة لثلاث ليال بمهرجان ...  Read More »

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مسموع

بدأت حملة "مسموع" مع بداية حظر التجول. إنّ فكرة الحملة بسيطة: إذا كنتَ رافضاً للاختيار بين التجارة باسم الدين، وبين دولة مبارك باسم الوطنية فإنّ السكوت ليس موقفاً. ليكنْ صوتك مسموعاً. وفي الساعة التاسعة من كلّ ليلة اقرعْ على إناء، أو أية أداة تصدر صوتاً رنّاناً لمدة خمس دقائق. أعلنْ موقفك وادْع الآخرين، قلْ ...  Read More »

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جذور أوسلو: كيسنجر، منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية، وعملية السلام-الجزء الأول

لمحة عامة تتزامن جهود وزير الخارجية الأمريكي جون كيري التي حظيت بتغطية إعلامية مكثفة والرامية إلى تحفيز المفاوضات بين إسرائيل والفلسطينيين مع الذكرى العشرين لتوقيع اتفاقات أوسلو. والمتعارف عليه أن منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية – بعد أن ضعُفت وكانت على وشك الإفلاس عقب انتهاء الحرب الباردة واندلاع حرب الخليج الأولى – وقَّعت ...  Read More »

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Universities Missing in Action in a New Egyptian Literary Wave

 By Daria Solovieva One Friday night in the spring at El Sawy Culturewheel center in the Zamalek neighborhood of Cairo, a small crowd gathered around Amira Hassan El Desoki, jostling for her attention. The Culturewheel, a former garbage dump turned cultural hub, was holding its first writer’s ...  Read More »

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Egypt’s History Problem

The Egyptian film director Tawfiq Saleh passed away on  18 August. Despite Saleh’s stature in the pantheon of Egyptian cinema, his passing seemed to generate precious little comment in the national media. He was certainly not the most prolific of Egypt’s directors, with only seven feature films to his credit. But ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 9)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Rhino Story

"Rhino Story" an exhibition and book launch by Egyptian artists Ahmed Sabry and Mohamed Abdelkarim June 2013 Mashrabia Gallery, Downtown Cairo, Egypt   This project is the result of several months of collaboration in 2011 between Mohamed Abdelkarim, who was pursuing his studies in Beirut, ...  Read More »

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Alice

"Alice" a performance by Sawsan Bou Khaled and Hussein Baydoun (Lebanon) at the 2nd Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival - D-CAF April 2013 Hotel Viennoise, Downtown Cairo, Egypt   In the 2nd Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, author, theatre director, and performer Sawsan Bou Khaled, along with ...  Read More »

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The Moral Ambiguity of United States Aid to Egypt

On the heels of the violent dispersal of pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins, US military aid to Egypt is now the center of political discussions on the nature of the US-Egyptian relationship. Internationally, academics, politicians, and protesters have fervently debated the word “coup” as a term to classify the events ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (8 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Amr Moussa Elected Head of Egypt's Constitution-Drafting Body Amr Moussa pips Sameh Ashour to the post for head of Egypt's fifty-member constitution-writing committee, winning thirty votes over Ashour's 16. Former ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (7 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Egypt's Morsi Faces Fresh Charge Egypt's prosecution charges ex-president Mohamed Morsi with 'insulting the judiciary'. Egyptian prosecutors slapped Saturday ousted president Mohamed Morsi with a fresh charge of ...  Read More »

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Egyptian Military Arrests Leading Revolutionary Socialist Member

Charges against Haytham Mohamadein, who is being detained at a police station in Suez, remain unclear. Labor lawyer Haytham Mohamadein, a leading member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists, was arrested at a military checkpoint close to Suez and is currently being detained, the group announced on ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (August 2013)

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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The Egyptian Military and the 2011 Revolution

The Egyptian military has emerged as one of the most powerful and influential actors since the inception of the modern Egyptian state. Despite this, since the late 1970s, there has been relatively little work that contextualizes and historicizes the military, even though it has continued to play a role in Egyptian ...  Read More »

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مكان للثقافة، وقت للفن

رغم الاشتباكات المتقطعة واختطاف السلطة والممارسات القمعية تجاه حرية التعبير التي تشهدها مصر حالياً، فإن مجال الثقافة والفن في مصر ما فتئ يزدهر منذ يناير ٢٠١١ وحتى اللحظة. وفي الوقت الذي يشعر فيه الكثير من الفنانين أنهم غير قادرين كأفراد على الرّد بنجاعة على الأحداث السياسية عبر أعمالهم الفنية، خصوصاً وأن المؤسسات ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (5 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Number Injured in Nasr City Bombing Rises to Twenty-Two At least twenty-two individuals have now been reported injured in the aftermath of the bombing of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim's convoy this morning, ...  Read More »

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Bomb Explodes Near Egypt Interior Minister's Convoy

Eight wounded, no deaths in a bombing targeting Egypt's interior minister convoy Thursday, minister survives. Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt when a bomb detonated early on Thursday near his convoy in northeast Cairo, officials told Ahram Online. Earlier reports ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (4 September 2013)

 [This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Thirty-One Palestinians Denied Entry, Deported to Gaza Thirty-one Palestinians who arrived at Cairo Airport have been deported to Gaza, the state news agency MENA reported today. A representative of the ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update





A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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