Egypt after the Revolution http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22182/all en Egypt election: It's the economy, stupid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120517/egypt-election-economy-candidates <p>CAIRO &mdash; As Egypt&rsquo;s first free presidential race enters the final stretch, Egyptians say the top contenders have offered only meager prescriptions for the issue that concerns them the most: the economy. Residents worry that candidates are ill prepared to take-on the country&rsquo;s growing economic crisis, which includes tumbling foreign reserves, negligible foreign investment and a mammoth budget deficit of $26.4 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120517/egypt-election-economy-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution Want to Know Politics Global Economy Thu, 17 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5704609 at http://www.globalpost.com In historic first, Egypt votes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120523/egypt-free-presidential-election-candidates-voters-reactions <p>CAIRO and ISMAILIA, Egypt &mdash; It was just over a year ago that Egyptians first took to the streets in an unprecedented popular uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak, forcing the authoritarian ruler to step-down. The dramatic turn transformed the once socially stagnant Egypt into a dynamic, politically-conscious state, which was on display in grand fashion Wednesday as Egyptians voted in their first-ever true presidential election. &ldquo;Today, I am voting not only for me, but for my children and for my grandchildren,&rdquo; said Leila Al Sayed, an elderly female resident of Cairo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120523/egypt-free-presidential-election-candidates-voters-reactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Elections Politics Wed, 23 May 2012 20:13:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5705360 at http://www.globalpost.com Nightmare on Tahrir Square http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120601/egypt-election-tahrir-square-morsi-shafiq-run-off <p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; For the revolutionary youth of Tahrir Square, Egypt&rsquo;s presidential election is the stuff nightmares are made of. Following a first round of voting on May 23, they must now choose between a figure from the regime of the leader they ousted, Hosni Mubarak, and an Islamist contender whose party already holds a majority in parliament. For the largely secular, liberal activists who spearheaded the anti-Mubarak uprising &mdash; but have so far failed to translate their support into any electoral gain &mdash; it is a difficult and some say demoralizing predicament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120601/egypt-election-tahrir-square-morsi-shafiq-run-off" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution Elections Politics Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5706541 at http://www.globalpost.com Mohamed Morsi vs. Egypt's Press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120823/morsi-press-media-freedom-muslim-brotherhood <p>CAIRO &mdash; An Egyptian court has remanded the editor-in-chief of a local newspaper on charges of &ldquo;insulting the president&rdquo; in a move that&#39;s reminiscent of the authoritarian regime protesters ousted last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120823/morsi-press-media-freedom-muslim-brotherhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Want to Know Thu, 23 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5716957 at http://www.globalpost.com Is China 'buying' Egypt from the US? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120905/china-egypt-us-economy-aid-debt-morsi <p>CAIRO &mdash; The United States is suddenly competing for influence over its most stalwart ally in the Middle East. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi chose Beijing for his first official visit outside the Middle East and Africa last week and came back with unprecedented financial and political support from Chinese leader, Hu Jintao.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120905/china-egypt-us-economy-aid-debt-morsi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Diplomacy Emerging Markets Strange But True China Global Economy Political Risk United States Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5718224 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt: Morsi frees Tahrir Square revolutionaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121009/egypt-morsi-pardon-political-prisoners <p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">CAIRO &mdash; Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi attempted to bolster his revolutionary credentials this week by granting a blanket amnesty to prisoners and defendants charged with crimes related to the January 2011 uprising.&nbsp;But even as Morsi moved to uphold one of the revolution&rsquo;s primary goals, he came under fire for what critics say is the leader&rsquo;s political opportunism and selective sense of justice.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121009/egypt-morsi-pardon-political-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Political Risk Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:15:13 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5722072 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt constitution: The good, the bad and the ugly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121011/egypt-constitution-top-5-good-bad-blasphemy-religious-freedom-women-rights <p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; Egyptian lawmakers released this week a partial draft of Egypt&rsquo;s highly anticipated constitution, a document meant to embody the spirit of the Tahrir Square revolution.&nbsp;Here&#39;s what democracy activists say are the five most positive &mdash; and most negative &mdash; articles included in the latest draft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121011/egypt-constitution-top-5-good-bad-blasphemy-religious-freedom-women-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Elections Military Politics Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:25:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham and Heba Habib 5722285 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt's economy is still a mess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121017/egypt-economy-morsi-imf-loan-debt-subsidies <p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">CAIRO &mdash; Financial experts worry President Mohamed Morsi lacks a sound plan for pulling the country out of its economic slump. Few economic measures have been enacted, and many Egyptians are suffering under growing debt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/121017/egypt-economy-morsi-imf-loan-debt-subsidies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Emerging Markets Aid Political Risk Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5722930 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt’s revolution 2 years on: under construction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/egypt-revolution-2-year-anniversary-under-construction Where is Egypt two years after Mubarak's departure? <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/egypt-revolution-2-year-anniversary-under-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution Morsi's Egypt World Leaders Conflict Zones Politics Commentary Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:19:06 +0000 Patrick O. Strickland 5739421 at http://www.globalpost.com Sexual violence mars Egypt’s once idealistic revolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130207/sexual-violence-assault-egypt-tahrir-square <p>CAIRO &mdash; It starts off with a single grope, an unfamiliar hand reaching for a buttock, or maybe a breast. But before there is time to react, the one hand turns into many &mdash; grabbing, tearing, stripping, biting &mdash; raping. This is Cairo&rsquo;s famed Tahrir Square. Once the epicenter of Egypt&rsquo;s peaceful uprising, where activists plotted an idealistic future, the immense plaza in downtown Cairo is now also something much darker &mdash; a hub for mass sexual assaults against female protesters and journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130207/sexual-violence-assault-egypt-tahrir-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution Want to Know Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham and Heba Habib 5749078 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt may replace police with private security companies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130315/egypt-replace-police-private-security <p>CAIRO &mdash; A police strike has given rise to alarming calls by officials for &ldquo;popular committees&rdquo; &mdash; or militias &mdash; and private security companies to both legally and informally assume police duties to fill the vacuum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130315/egypt-replace-police-private-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution Need to Know World Leaders Conflict Zones War Politics Middle East Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:01:08 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5784792 at http://www.globalpost.com Oh yeah, Egypt: Don't look now, but there's another crisis coming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/oh-yeah-egypt-dont-look-now-theres-another-crisis-coming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget the revolution. The real problem in Egypt is the country's terrible economy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Revolution is a tricky thing.</p> <p>There's a lot of noise. Yelling in the streets. Flags wave energetically. Television news anchors descend like a pack of well-coiffed lemmings, spouting platitudes about hope and history.</p> <p>And then reality sets in. Cold, hard and, yes, very depressing reality.</p> <p>That's pretty much what's going on in Egypt these days, the most populous country and one of the most important economies in a very troubled <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/middle-east">Middle East</a>. And, if you're not paying attention, you should be.</p> <p>In short, Egypt's economy is a mess. And it's only getting worse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/oh-yeah-egypt-dont-look-now-theres-another-crisis-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt after the Revolution Business Emerging Markets Macro Thu, 09 May 2013 20:57:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5834638 at http://www.globalpost.com Amid celebrations for Sisi, more mob sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140609/amid-celebrations-sisi-more-mob-sexual-assault-cairos-tahri <p>CAIRO &mdash; Egypt&#39;s police arrested half a dozen men for sexually assaulting women during celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt&rsquo;s newly-elected president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, as public outrage mounted over an online video appearing to show a sexually assaulted young woman in Cairo&rsquo;s Tahrir Square.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140609/amid-celebrations-sisi-more-mob-sexual-assault-cairos-tahri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt after the Revolution Need to Know War Politics Middle East Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Kristen McTighe 6170946 at http://www.globalpost.com