“Rest Assured… The Path to Reform Began 40 Years Ago!” Mohamed Abo-elgheit / Masr al-Arabia (July 17, 2014) Read original editorial here Do your family’s monthly expenses exceed 4,100 pounds? If so, congratulations! You belong to a small, fortunate group of the Egyptian people. To be precise, it’s only 6.2% of the population, according to […]

What Has the President Done in A Month?Ahmed Abd Rabo / Shorouk News July 13, 2014 Read the original editorial here. Contrary to his predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, President Sisi hasn’t put forth a political program for the first hundred days of his term. Similarly, he hasn’t announced specific timelines to execute policies, save for some […]

“Who In Washington Is Interested in Egypt’s Image?” Mohamed Elmenshawy / Shorouk News (June 27, 2014) Click here to read the original I was chatting with a friend of mine who happens to work at one of the largest public relations firms in Washington. Following Sisi’s inauguration, the company signed a Saudi-funded contract tasked with […]

On the Misconception of ‘Security Before Democracy’Mustafa al-Naggar Al-Masry Al-Youm / June 20, 2014 Read the original here It’s amazing to read what some intellectuals and members of the elite belonging to the civil current are writing. They say that security must come before democracy. These comments mostly follow acts of terrorism, or stem from […]

“From a Landslide Victory to a Real Victory” Amr al-Shobki Al-Masry Al-Youm 06/03/2014 Read the original editorial here: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/458169 The president’s electoral victory with more that 90 percent of the votes in a free and fair election means that he must have strong popular backing on the ground. However, this landslide victory is not necessarily […]

It’s been over a month since I last composed a post, and that itself should in no way signal that things have been slowing down here in Meknes. On the contrary, my slow posting is a sign of just how busy our schedule is and how mobile we’ve been over the last month. In mid-August, […]

It’s safe to say that I normally do not like children… but Moroccan children might be the exception, because they impress me to a degree that few American children can. Granted, I have a weakness for anyone who can speak a good number of languages, but the fluidity with which Moroccan children (and really — […]


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