Gamal Abdel-Gawad's Articles

The issue is not only who wins the elections but rather the overall atmosphere surrounding them, which is different this time.

America’s dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan at the end of World War II was built upon a lie and established a pattern in the country’s subsequent foreign policy, writes Gamal Abdel-Gawad

Egypt can learn lessons from the Indian experience of introducing reforms in the wake of an economic crisis.

Egypt has successfully completed two development stages since the 30 June Revolution in 2013 and is now poised to accelerate work on stage three.

We need a better understanding of the ideological underpinnings of the Western media in order to understand its failure to report correctly on the region

Liberated from fear of the old regime, there is a new current to fear in post-revolutionary Egypt

The absence of mid-aged political leaders in Egypt is a result of the banning of political activity on campus for three decades

As participants in the state, we are all affected when public sector workers are moved to strike

Unlike in Japan, Egypt’s tsunami, the 25 January Revolution, has not left people united

While Egypt appears polarised over the proposed constitutional amendments, the issue of how to reach the future is the issue at stake

The proposed constitutional amendments are not designed to be final, but only provisional, to navigate this critical moment

The hatred and mistrust of Egypt's State Security apparatus needs to be addressed and rectified if scenes as those witnessed at the weekend are not to be repeated

It would be more judicious to look beyond the Constitution's declaration of Islam as Egypt's state religion and source of legislation than be weighed down in semantics on the path to a free nation

Rather than rush into parliamentary elections, time and care should be taken to ensure mistakes of the past are not reflected in a flawed Parliament

Emboldened by the strength of their conviction, the protesters who overwhelmed Egypt's security apparatus in the early days of the demonstrations have broken down barriers and inspired change

As demonstrations continue in Egypt, it is time that the demonstrators realize just where they're going

Yesterday's protests were extraordinary: Egyptians were able to express themselves but the country maintained security and public order. The message is clear, and ought to propel us into a new phase of indispensable reforms

While Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi is very much a hero deserving of his place in history, the copycats setting themselves on fire in Algeria in an effort to manipulate the system rightfully did not generate a following

Tunisian President Ben Ali's biggest mistake was marginalising the opposition to the point that when riots erupted there was no one to negotiate with

Ironically, while countries in the region are beginning to experience economic growth they are also facing discontent as revenues fail to trickle down quickly

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