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Below are my latest published press articles, along with some interviews.

If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going: A Guide to Egypt’s Free Float
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, 4 November 2016

Refugees don’t want handouts: they want jobs
Los refugiados no quieren limosnas, quieren trabajo [Spanish translation]
World Economic Forum, 23 August 2016

Amid Talk of Floats, the Pound Is Still Sinking
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, 19 August 2016

2016 wishes: Letter to Mina, the little refugee girl
Ahram Online, 2 January 2016

What the Economic Conference Got Right, and Wrong, in Sharm el-Sheikh: The Scorecard
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, 25 March 2015

What Egypt Should Realistically Expect from the Economic Development Conference
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, 13 March 2015

Jordanians Unite in Mourning. Why Can’t Egyptians Do the Same?Jordanians Unite in Mourning. Why Can’t Egyptians Do the Same?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  10 February 2015

Dear Egyptians: Happy January 25th. For What It’s Worth.
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  25 January 2015

Egypt’s Digital Opposition has reached “Critical mass”
PEN, the Dissident Blog – 6 May 2014

Bassem Sabry, Remembered
Atlantic Council, 29 April 2014

Does General Sisi Have a Plan for Egypt’s Economy?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  18 April 2014

The Army’s Miracle Cure: Today’s Joke, Tomorrow’s Tragedy
The Atlantic Council, 24 March 2014

How Do You Say ‘MOOC’ in Arabic?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  11 March 2014

On Egypt’s Streets, It’s the Mob That Rules
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  11 February 2014

The War of Attrition for a Yes Vote
The Atlantic Council, 15 January 2014

Is there room for entrepreneurship in today’s Egypt?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  14 January 2014

The Egyptian Compassion Deficit
The Atlantic Council,  23 November 2013

Arab Netizens Pay a Visit to Algeria’s Police State
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  20 November 2013

What the polls say: Egypt vs. the World
Tahrir Squared, 1 November 2013

Egypt’s got 99 problems, but US aid ain’t one
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  23 October 2013

Egypt scores dead last on schools – And Egyptians couldn’t care less
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  17 October 2013

Concerned Citizens and Bounty Hunters: The Lebanese Army Has an App for You
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  6 September 2013

A fire that will burn us all
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 17 August 2013

#DanielGate isn’t done shaking Morocco
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 12 August 2013

Finding Sanity in Cairo
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 6 August 2013

Now Is the Time for Dialogue in Egypt
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 20 July 2013

Why Egyptians never cared about that Chinese graffiti
Tahrir Squared, 16 July 2013

Celebrating a Disaster in Egypt
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 1 July 2013

Hacking in Ben Ali’s Basement
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 26 June 2013

The remarkable new fight against domestic violence in Saudi Arabia
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 30 May 2013

The Bold and the Negotiators: Can the new ministers deliver on the IMF loan to Egypt?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 14 May 2013

MINURSO is making a mess in Morocco
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 14 May 2013

Farewell Ms. Weinstein
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 24 April 2013

Bassem Youssef and the Sultan
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 2 April 2013

Don’t overlook Bahrain, it’s a matter of life and death
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 28 March 2013

Just how much are Qaddafi supporters worth to Egypt?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 27 March 2013

Did Chokri Belaid die for nothing?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 11 March 2013

Do the Ikhwan Shake!
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 8 March 2013

Morocco: Where is the February 20th movement heading?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 26 February 2013

Chinese Food on Revolution Day
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 14 February 2013

Hamada Saber and his daughter: the intergenerational politics of fear
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  2 February 2013

Shame, people power and corruption
World Economic Forum, 28 January 2013

Tunisia commemorates its revolution
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  16 January 2013

The President’s Six Hands
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  10 December 2012

Egypt’s ominous attack on porn
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  12 November 2012

The sad reality of Egypt’s vaunted military
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  3 November 2012

An old political comic book comes alive in Egypt
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  22 October 2012

Why are we arresting kids for blasphemy in Egypt?
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  5 October 2012

Rocking Egyptian economic policy like it’s 2010
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  25 September 2012

Here we go again: Islamophobia and protests
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog,  12 September 2012

Covering up on Egyptian TV
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 10 September 2012

Egypt’s foreign relations, in light of the new Morsi-SCAF dance
Yale Global Magazine, 21 August 2012
Republished in Real Clear World, Outlook India, and Khaleej Times

NiTON: Nations in Transition Olympic News
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 30 July 2012

Egypt ‘celebrates’ 60 years of military occupation
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 25 July 2012

My first lady doesn’t wear a tiara (and that’s a good thing)
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 24 July 2012

#SudanRevolts: Why we’re ignoring the revolution in Sudan
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 05 July 2012

WWMBD? (What will the Muslim Brotherhood do?)
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 22 June 2012

Why the bad news in Egypt is worse than you thought
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 15 June 2012

The Five Stages of Electoral Grief
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 05 June 2012

Tunisia Stakes a Claim
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 21 May 2012

A bitter presidential vote
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 18 May 2012

“Tunis Reads” as Tunisians reclaim their public space
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 23 April 2012
And in French in Slate Afrique: Tunisie, Nouveau modele Arabe?

More disqualified candidates: elections make even less sense now
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 16 April 2012

Attention all dictators: A Manual for Constitutional Disaster
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 09 April 2012

Tunisia: Of flags and Salafis
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 03 April 2012

Art Conquers Walls in Cairo
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 19 March 2012

The Nose Job Scandal in Cairo
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 05 March 2012

Playing a Dangerous game in Egypt
Foreign Policy –  Transitions blog, 21 February 2012

The battle over religion heats up in Egypt
Foreign Policy –  Transitions blog, 9 February 2012

Where Will the Muslim Brotherhood Take Egypt’s Economy?
Yale Global Magazine, 6 February 2012
[Republished in the Jakarta PostOutlook India, and The Daily Star]

Egypt’s tragedy: This is not just soccer violence
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 1 February 2012

Twitter boycott? No, let’s trust it
The Guardian, 27 January 2012

A family portrait of Egypt’s Revolution
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 25 January 2012

We’re all Americans now (and not in a good way)
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 19 January 2012

Playing Hard to Get with the IMF
Foreign Policy – Transitions blog, 12 January 2012

A Voter’s Lament
Foreign Policy Magazine, 29 November 2011

 The Simple Technology of Electoral Advertisement In Egypt
The Huffington Post, 29 November 2011

The Sacking of Dina Abdul Rahman is a threat to the freedom of Media in Egypt
Index on Censorship, 5 August 2011

Egyptian Youth Sidelined from their Own Revolution
Yale Global, 19 July 2011

* Reprinted in the South China Morning Post, 25 July 2011

*and in the Daily Star (Lebanon), 3 August 2011

 Meeting the French “Subversive Elements” That Israel Fears So Much
The Huffington Post, 12 July 2011

Egypt must embrace an independent South Sudan
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 9 July 2011

Egyptian journalist tried before military court following January revolution
Index on Censorship, 28 June 2011

Vodafone Egypt’s PR fail
Index on Censorship, 3 June 2011

Sectarian strife escalated by new political and religious forces
Index on Censorship, 2 June 2011

Protesters still face challenges in post-revolutionary Egypt
Index on Censorship, 31 May 2011

Facebook has little to fear from Muslim social networking sites
The Guardian, 31 May 2011 [NB: Article’s full version is here].

Bazinga! – Palestine’s tech entrepreneur factory emerges
TechCrunch, 30 May 2011

Revolution 2.0
Foreign Policy Magazine, 25 May 2011

Egyptian Revolution Inspires Artists
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), 11 March 2011

Revolutionary Role for Egyptian Women
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), 8 March 2011

Still Fighting in Cairo
Foreign Policy Magazine, 7 March 2011

The economic revolution is yet to happen
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 5 March 2011

The revolution was not about Israel
+972 Magazine, 3 March 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood in post-revolutionary Egypt
Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review, , 1 March 2011

The ‘Demubarakization’ of Egypt
The New York Times, 1 March 2011

Tweeting Tahrir
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), 22 February 2011

Victors, Martyrs and Mourning
The New York Times, 20 February 2011

A cautious Faith in the Army
The New York Times, 14 February 2011

Detained in Cairo
The New Yorker, 4 February 2011

Egypt: “The People / Demand / the Fall of the Regime” – Eyewitness Account
The Huffington Post, 1 February 2011

Bakers defy curfews to continue providing bread

Al-Masry Al-Youm 31 January 2011

Egyptians turn out massively to donate blood

Al-Masry Al-Youm, 30 January 2011

The Referendum for Northern Sudan’s self-determination?
The Huffington Post, 25 January 2011

Egypt: The saddest new year’s day
The Huffington Post, 3 January 2011

Bright prospects for Egypt’s renewable energy production

Al-Masry Al-Youm,17 December 2010

The Importance of Being Mohammed
The Guardian, 29 October 2010

School’s out for Egypt’s sex education
The Guardian, 7 October 2010

Arab researchers fill breach at Stockholm’s World Water Week
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 21 September 2010

Why do we travel? To rewire our brains

Al-Masry Al-Youm, 13 September 2010

Developing world’s megacities struggle to conserve water
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 12 September 2010

Obama and Garang in the Juba market
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 29 July 2010

Juba: Capital of an almost state
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 27 July 2010

Money talks at royal weddings
The Guardian, 19 June 2010

The Jews of Egypt: A tale of love and cold shoulders
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2 April 2010

Coverage of the ArabNet conference in Beirut (3 articles):
Egypt’s Internet entrepreneurs: Resilient despite difficulties
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 1 April 2010

Are social media users in the Arab world different?
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 27 March 2010
Arab IT start-ups, entrepreneurs meet at Beirut conference
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 25 March 2010

Davos: Not much for the Middle East
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 8 February 2010

Parliamentary elections are key to Sudan peace
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2 February 2010

A bitter pill to swallow
The Guardian, 24 January 2010

Ministry takes up residence in Cairo synagogue
France 24 – The Observers, 1 January 2010 (also available in French and in Arabic)

With the “Gaza Freedom March”, Egypt is on the wrong side of the Palestinian cause (again)
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 29 December 2009

The curious case of a Cairo synagogue
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 15 December 2009

World Aids Day: Struggling to raise awareness
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 1 December 2009

The Turks are back
Al-Masry Al-Youm, 17 November 2009

Egypt’s football party gets out of hand
The Guardian, 16 November 2009

RANDOMLY SELECTED MEDIA INTERVIEWS: (i.e., the ones I could get my hands on)

World Hijab Day: Muslims debate where the headscarf belongs
Christian Science Monitor, 4 September 2012

“Cada voto importa en Egipto”
La Vanguardia, 23 May 2012

Podcast:  Mediatwits #38: Online Report from Tunisia

MediaShift,  February 17, 2012

Voices from Tahrir Square

The Spectator, 26 November 2011

Social media: From Egypt’s revolution to Karachi
The Express Tribune, 12 June 2011

International bloggers network in Karachi at first-ever social media summit
The Express Tribune, 12 June 2011

کراچی میں بلاگرز کا اجتماع
BBC Urdu, 11 June 2011

Sociala medier som megafon
DIK (Sweden), 4 March 2011

Du blog à la rue, les espoirs de la jeunesse égyptienne
Le Temps, 3 Mars 2011

“Egypt will never be the same after these protests”
Euronews, 30 January 2011

En El corazon de la plaza Tahrir
Euronews, 30 January 2011


Education à coups de bâtons
Radio France International, 26 Fevrier 2010

Tension Algérie-Egypte sur fond de rivalité sportive
Radio France International, 13 Novembre 2009

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