A Chinese underwear merchant rises in Egypt.
A profile of Ayman al-Zawahri, the Egyptian doctor who became Bin Laden’s #2 and has now taken over Al-Qaeda.
On the structural underpinnings of the revolts currently shaking the Arab world.
What Egypt learned from the students who overthrew Milosevic. “The Serbs are not the usual highly paid consultants in suits from wealthy countries; they look more like, well, cocky students. They bring a cowboy swagger. They radiate success. Everyone they teach wants to do what the Serbs did.”
An opinion piece on the structural causes of unrest in Egypt; the business fraternity, globalization, and the fate of Egyptian women.
On the Cairo knifing of 82-year-old Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and its aftermath.
February 1st, 2011. Tahrir Square, Cairo.