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Code of Honor

Code of Honor

Egypt is a country with many faces and a country that continually finds itself at the center of attention. One facet of Egypt’s complex culture that has only recently drawn international interest is al-tar—the vendetta. Although blood feuds have long been a defining...
Egypt’s Ex-Presidents’ Club

Egypt’s Ex-Presidents’ Club

“The trial of Mohamed Mursi is not taking place in the same manner as the trial of Mohamed Hosni [Mubarak]. If Mursi has committed crimes against the people, then we, as the people, should have the right . . . to see what is happening inside the court,” one Egyptian...
Constitution Conundrum

Constitution Conundrum

Rumors continue to swirl around Egypt’s Lagna Al-Khamseen—the fifty-member committee tasked with drafting its new constitution. Speculation is rife as to whether the document will designate Shari’a law as the basis for legislation, allow civilians to be tried by...
President or Preacher?

President or Preacher?

It has not been a good week for Egypt’s president, Mohamed Mursi. Nationwide protests against his rule marked the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on 25 January. Deadly riots broke out in a number of Egypt’s cities, resulting in at least fifty deaths and...