What do Egyptians call their dictator?: El Sisi visits the US

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Ahmed Tharwat

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is coming to visit the US in the first week of April. No, this is not an April Fool’s but it is the meeting of fools. The visit is the first official state visit for the Egyptian general at the invitation of President Trump.

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The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

 

Revisiting the Arab Spring

 

I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually saw “darak” policemen on horses raid villages breaking into homes mixing rice, oil, lentil and flour in the middle of the floor.

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Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than the selfish desire to rule.

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Castro: From Liberator to Dictator

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

America, the great democracy, could never find a dictator it did not like; of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, and the exception is Fidel Castro.

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Egypt: Hundreds disappeared and tortured amid wave of brutal repression

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Amnesty International

Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA) is abducting, torturing and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a damning new report published today which highlights an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances since early 2015.

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A confidential letter to Mr. Obama

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Muhammad Aladdin

Dear Mr. Obama,

Well, I do not know how to begin this, or else, I have so many beginnings to such a letter.

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Notes From America: The Accidental Hero!!

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Ahmed Tharwat

In his book “Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the America Era,” Joseph Nye of Harvard University divided American presidents into two groups.

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