Political parties


The return of Mohamed ElBaradei from abroad is rattling Egypt’s rulers

EGYPTIANS may breathe a sigh of relief. Seven of their political parties have formed a united front to defend the country against a foreign plot. Whether this conspiracy is Zionist

Mubarak says ElBaradei can run in 2011

watchdog chief Mohammed ElBaradei can run for president, though Egypt has no need for another national hero, Egypt's president said.

Why are Islamists Popular?

If it's "difficult to gauge" why Islamist parties are popular, we can deduce that at least some of their supporters are motivated by an interest in good governance. In other

Ten years on

The Labour Party is back, at least according to one of its factions. Mohamed Abdel-Baky reviews the reality behind the sound-bites.

ElBaradei the nucleus

The return of Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, has increased speculation that he will challenge Mubarak in the 2011 presidential elections.

Paved With Good Intentions

When Mohamed ElBaradei's flight touched down at Cairo International Airport on Feb. 19, he was greeted by hundreds of supporters waving homemade ELBARADEI FOR PRESIDENT banners.

How ElBaradei Can Promote Egypt’s Change

The decision of Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to join Egypt's opposition constitutes an essential push for the efforts of democratic change

The Egyptian Government and the Muslim Brotherhood

Are there any red lines in the relationship between the Egyptian State and the Muslim Brotherhood group? Reality shows that the Islamist group is not proscribed from staging demonstrations, participating

Implications of the Jordanian Parliament’s Dissolution

King Abdullah’s surprising decision to disband the Jordanian parliament on November 23, 2009—only two years after its election—raises a number of questions regarding upcoming municipal and parliamentary elections, as well

Report: Human Rights on the Decline Part II

As we reported earlier, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) has released a comprehensive and thorough report, called “Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform,”