Articles by: Nadine Mansour

by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm / in Middle East, World

Egypt’s Party Scene

At present, the Egyptian political scene sees the negotiations over its constitution as its primary struggle for the future. The political climate, nonetheless, that will emerge is not bound by new laws: It is an ethos that will characterize how the country expresses its pluralistic interests for years to come.

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by / on October 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Bob Woodward speaks to the Journalism School

Woodward is critical of the fact that today’s journalists cover presidential speeches that represent weeks of work in a matter of minutes with a blog and a tweet. Taking no time to reflect and critically analyze, journalists hastily move on to a new topic after a post on their blog.

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by / on October 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Political Minutes: Gérard Araud

A real plan for Syria is to consider the following: What is the cost of the fall of regime? Who would be left in power? Will there be a Syrian state?

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by / on September 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm / in Campus, World

Political Minutes: El Ghobashy and Mitchell at New School

On Wednesday, The New School hosted a panel featuring academics well-versed on different facets of Egyptian society. The topic of the discussion was Egypt after the presidential elections.

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by / on September 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm / in Campus, Uncategorized

Political Minutes: The Libyan Transition

Following NATO’s intervention and U.N. Security Council Resolution 1970 referring the crimes in Libya to the ICC, Libya’s revolution has faced a tension surrounding the impending trial of former Qaddafi loyalists

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm / in Opinion, World

Morsi, the Temporary Dictator?

The work of groups like the National Front, which includes renowned Egyptian journalists, academics, and political analysts, keeps Morsi’s powers in check. Hopefully, his quasi-dictatorial powers won’t last long.

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by / on August 2, 2012 at 11:44 am / in Opinion, World

No Longer a Family Affair

Certainly an organization representing a global unified body would have the most legitimacy. The UN was formed with the core principles of peace and security in mind, but a lack of unity of member states only allows magnifies the problems on the ground.

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm / in Opinion, World

Don’t Worry Yet

Despite changing governance in the region, the United States will uphold its policies of the past three decades so long as it continues offering aid to the Egyptian military and the military respects its peace treaty with Israel.

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by / on July 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm / in Opinion, World

Elections Aren’t Everything

Elections indicate a positive step in the transition away from authoritarianism and toward democracy, but they are not always a means of reassuring that a transitioning country is in optimum condition. Elections are a means, not an end, of the post-authoritarian transition process.

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by / on June 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm / in Opinion, World

Egypt’s Military Coup: Take Two

Revolutionary forces must recognize that the military has been in power since 1952, and the decisions of the SCAF over the year and a half “transitional” period have only tried to preserve the old order. The sad truth is that alliance between the people and the army was only a means for the SCAF to pursue its own agenda.

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