Mona Anis's Articles

What can history tell us about parliamentary elections held during periods of revolutionary upheaval?

As the Islamists celebrate a landslide victory in Egypt’s first democratic elections, the question of which political force is likely to ally itself with which other poses itself now

While an alliance between the ruling SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood is not impossible, the Salafists might be better suited for this alliance

Are there historical parallels to be found for the present twists and turns of the Egyptian Revolution?

Last week’s looming confrontation between Egypt’s ruling military council and the Muslim Brotherhood seems to have been averted, for now

The complicated electoral system used in the parliamentary elections has forced many voters to make some impossible choices

Can this week's elections restore the mood of optimism that reigned in Egypt after the January Revolution?

Both the Islamists and the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces are positioning themselves in the run-up to this month’s legislative elections

With Egypt’s parliamentary elections approaching, a lot will depend on the turnout of the voters

However long it takes, the truth of events outside the television building in Cairo last Sunday in which 26 people were killed will necessarily have to emerge

PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s dramatic bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN signaled the final death of the so-called ‘peace process’

In the absence of an alliance of radical forces, Egypt’s Revolution risks running into the sands

The action of the man who risked his life last week to remove the Israeli flag must be understood against the backdrop of 30 years of indignation

A new round in the political games is about to begin

The opening of Mubarak's trial last week, with the deposed president being wheeled on a hospital bed, looked much like a scene out of a play from the theatre of the absurd – Endgame by Samuel Beckett, perhaps

The implications of last Friday's show of force by the Salafists has to be read within the wider context of the limitations of the rest of the political forces now competing in Egypt

After having labeled poor protesters as baltagiya (thugs), the ruling military council has now turned the heat on the more affluent, claiming they don't look Egyptian enough

Division is replacing unity among protesters in Tahrir

Arguments about supra-constitutional articles and entrenched clauses are making us lose sight of more pertinent debates

When does solidarity with a cause cross over into meddling, or delusions of self-importance cross over into interference? The cases of Ilan Grapel and Tom MacMaster, though different, provide food for thought

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