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Fighting terrorism and resisting tyranny are not separate processes that can be dealt with successively. They should be dealt with simultaneously, as tyranny is one of the main factors that lead to terrorism

Although it seems too late to reach consensus on the draft constitution, there is a slim last chance left so long as the referendum is postponed and wisdom prevails

The new constitution does not build the necessary confidence for stability, or provide hope for social justice, even if it is not achieved quickly

The country's political opposition is in dire need of a qualitative transformation if it hopes to effectively compete with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's upcoming parliamentary polls

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The chronic problems dogging Sinai cannot be solved overnight via military operations. Egypt's current security approach to the restive peninsula must be accompanied by political and social action

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Between 1952 and its aftermath and now, a number of powerful similarities exist, begging the question whether the final outcome will be any different than it was then

The 1952 Free Officers coup and the January 2011 uprising threw the Muslim Brotherhood and the military into a power struggle – what are the similarities and differences between the two eras?

The era of single-man rule is over. In the presidential elections ahead, prospective candidates should focus on their platform, not their charisma, or the faults of their opponents

For real, lasting change to come about in Egypt, the plans of reformers and energy of revolutionaries need to come together

This year’s revolution in Egypt is a continuance of the democratic national struggle of the Egyptian people that dates back to the late 19th century

By ensuring there are limits to his power written into a new Constitution and Egypt's emerging political culture, the country will have a respected president rather than an absolute ruler

The world is retreating to religion and dogma

A new era of the press in Egypt could be at hand if some basic rules are laid down to govern the relation between owners and editors

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