Democratic reform


Mubarak sidelines presidential succession issue and opposition’s reform demands

The ruling NDP’s annual convention began on Saturday with what appeared to be early intentions of sidelining and ignoring pressing questions of political reform and presidential succession although his mandate

The Obama administration’s quiet approach to Arab reform

While the last two years have witnessed a few modest advances in political reform in Arab countries--importantly, women appear to be participating politically in larger numbers--the general trend has been

Blocking An Egyptian Blog On An Emirati Host The Blog Advocates For Reform And Slams

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said today that pursuing callers of change and democratic reform did not include arbitrary detention , but also reached their sites and blogs

8 Egyptians detained over Democratic Reform pledge

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has called on the Damanhur – a small city some two hours north of Cairo – prosecution to release 8 Egyptian activists

Analysts call on Washington to pressure Egypt for political reform

Strong willed protestors from the Muslim Brotherhood and the April 6 Youth movement had collaborated in demonstrations calling for amendments to the constitution only to be assaulted by security apparatus

Egypt’s Third Alternative

Mubarak played into American fear by arguing that any free elections in Arab countries are likely to result in anti-Western regimes.

Warm welcome home for ElBaradei

The former UN atomic energy chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, was greeted in Cairo airport last night by hundreds of boisterous supporters who chanted pro-reform slogans and called for him to run

Why We Should Go and Welcome ElBaradei

Dr Elbaradei has suddenly appeared on the political scene in Egypt with his demand for democratic reform, winning the admiration and respect of Egyptians.

Conservatives believed to dominate Brotherhood leadership

Mr Badie is a 66-year-old veterinary pathology professor. His election by the Brotherhood's Executive bureau is widely thought to mark a return to conservatism and a possible pullback from politics

Middle East Democracy Promotion

Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has released a new policy brief entitled, “Middle East Democracy Promotion Is Not a One-way Street.”