Political parties


El-Beradei: If I run for president, I will run as an Independent.

Muslim Brotherhood: Uncertainty overshadows political parties' decisions and the Brotherhood will not nominate any of its members for presidency.

Anti-Minaret Initiative and Interfaith Dialogue

Muslims around the world await the coming 29th of November on which Switzerland will vote on an initiative to ban the construction of minarets.

Egypt’s opposition misled by fixation with Mubarak’s son

Political opposition in Egypt has been stirred by a recent campaign against Gamal Mubarak, the son of the president Hosni Mubarak, becoming Egypt’s new president in 2011.

Expert political analysts: Brotherhood‘s legitimacy forcibly imposed upon Egypt’s ruling regime

Influential politicians and trade unionists have unanimously agreed that the Muslim Brotherhood Movement have managed to achieve public legitimacy since it won 88 of the 454 parliamentary seats in the

Middle East Democracy Promotion Is Not a One-way Street

President Obama in EgyptPresident Obama is under pressure to relaunch the political reform agenda in the Middle East, but low U.S. credibility and the region’s political stagnation leave little hope

Middle East International Refounded

The Middle East International has restarted its printing press after a six-year hiatus, releasing a free PDF issue online in commemoration. According to the Arabist, MEI offers “long articles and

Islamists want democracy

According to Marc Lynch in The National, moderate Islamist movements‘ attempts to participate in democratic processes throughout the Arab world have been stemmed by secular authoritarian regimes

No Successor in Egypt

According to Amro Hassan, this weekend’s National Democratic Party conference failed to ease fears over Egyptian succession. While many had hoped the conference would address the issue of President Hosni

Khudairi: I neither fear nor take into account the consequences

International supervision of Egypt’s elections not a violation of national sovereignty, Khudairi says, as he scoffs at rejection of international intervention

The future of Egypt’s political system

We reached a conclusion in last week's article that what is being said about "the bequeathal of power" in Egypt is not just an "illusion contrived by the opposition and