Topic: Egypt

On road to democracy, not all Egyptian voices are heard

Egypt's Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda III, center, is greeted by hundreds of Christians as he leaves a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, on March 19, after he voted in a referendum on constitutional amendments. (AP) After Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced to resign on Feb. 11, the military suspended the constitution and appointed…

World Wide Web: Did Bush bring democracy to the Middle East?

It’s hardly been eight years since the United States invaded Iraq, toppled Saddam Hussein and installed a democratic regime in a region where authoritarian rule is the norm. And now the entire Middle East, from Algeria to Yemen, is being rocked by anti-government protesters demanding that their leaders step aside and make way for democracy.…

Egypt prepares for democracy

After several days of unrest, Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down from his 30-year reign last Friday and a transition of power to the armed forces took place. More than two weeks of nonstop protest have passed and the Egyptian people are on their way towards a new government. Despite this situation, the transition isn’t going…

World Wide Web: Has social media revolutionized revolutions?

Both the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions may not have been possible without Mark Zuckerberg. Anti-government protestors used Facebook to organize huge demonstrations in the streets of Tunis and Cairo. Then when Ben Ali and Mubarak began cracking down on media outlets, protestors used hashtags on Twitter to let the world know what was going on.…

World Wide Web: Jimmy Carter’s revolution

How important is the promotion of democracy to U.S. foreign policy? To many Americans, this nation’s main mission is to promote freedom and democracy throughout the world. And as revolution takes hold in Egypt, and protests continue to plague Jordan, Americans have been annoyingly reminded that the United States is thoroughly enmeshed in the business…

Egypt following in Tunisia’s footsteps

An anti-government protester wears face paint in the colors of the Egyptian flag during the continuing demonstration in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on Feb. 1. (AP) Egypt President Hosni Mubarak is a man with an incredible knack for survival. In his 30-year rule of the country, Mubarak has faced five assassination attempts and…

World Wide Web: Egypt & the glory days

For decades, Egypt was the juggernaut of the Arab world. As the most populous and powerful Arabic country, it was Israel’s primary military foe. And its leader, the legendary Gamal Abdul Nasser, united Arabs and gave hope to the people of Palestine. But  in a peace treaty brokered by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Egypt…