Emphasis on Social Networks Does a Disservice to Egyptian Protesters

In a recent post titled You Can’t Tell Egypt’s Players Without a Scorecard we excerpted an essential piece on Egypt by Paul Amar, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, at Jadaliyya. He...

The Egyptian Protests Are a Many Constituencied Thing

Cross-posted from the Dissent Magazine blog Arguing the World. All of us who have been watching the Egyptian protests over the last few weeks have been told many times that the demonstrations have been “spontaneous” and “leaderless,” sparked by...

The Egyptian Army: Make Money, Not War

It seems that former President Mubarak has absqualated.* But before that, Reuters reported: Eyewitnesses on Thursday night said the Egyptian army had troops pulled out of many locations near the presidential palace in Cairo, where they had been stationed since the...
You Can’t Tell Egypt’s Players Without a Scorecard

You Can’t Tell Egypt’s Players Without a Scorecard

(Pictured: Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman.) When Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq offered his apologies Thursday for attacks by pro-Mubarak forces on Wednesday, calling them a “blatant mistake,” it afforded us a glimpse behind the scenes of...