خارطـة طــريق مصــر ما بعد الثــورة

February 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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وثيقة إستراتيجية

بقلم نضــال صــقر

يسود المشهد السياسي الآن في مصر و خارج مصر جدل حول مصير ثورة الخامس و العشرين من يناير، و مخاوف مما يسمى بالثورة المضادة و إختطاف أو حتى إجهاض الثورة المباركة.  و للوقوف على حقيقة ما يجري في الثورة و ما يجري لها لا بد أولاً من الإشارة أن ليس كل من يعلن تخوفه على الثورة مخلصاً لها أو يتمنى نجاحها، و ثانياً ان الأهمية الإستراتيجية للثورة تفرض علينا جميعاً التعرف على المشهد المصري السياسي و الشعبي و الرسمي، و مختلف الأطراف المعنية بالثورة و مواقف كل من هذه الأطراف و أهدافها. Read more

The Revolution Won. What’s Next?

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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By Nidal Sakr

It has been about three weeks since the start of the Egyptian Revolution, and less than a week since the ouster announcement of Egyptian Dictator Husni Mubarak on the night of Friday, February 11, 2011.

In fact, the Egyptian Revolution will undoubtedly prove to be the most historical event of our time, if not for generations to come.  Conduct of the revolution has already written a new chapter in the political science of revolutions like no other.  And the “Shock and Awe” effect the revolution caused in political and decision-making circles will remain for some time as well.  But should the Egyptian Revolution come as such a surprise?  Not at All!!! Read more

إنتصـــرت الثـــورة…و ماذا بعـــد

February 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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وثيقة إستراتيجية:

بقلم نضـال صـقر

الهدف من هذا البحث هو وضح الحلول الناجعة لمعالجة التحديات الحالية للخروج بمشروع الوطن و الثورة من أي أزمة و تهديد و ضمان تحقيق المشروع السياسي للثورة و مصلحة الوطن، و كذلك وضع حد لبوادر عدم الإستقرار التي تهددنا جميعاً.

بداية لا بد من وقفة إجلال و تقدير لشهداء الحرية في مصرالذين سطروا لنا جميعاً بتضحياتهم درساَ بأنه لا قيمة لحياة بلا حرية و عزة و كرامة.  كما لا بد و أن أنحني إجلالاَ لأبطال الحرية الذين عانوا الكثير ليقدموا لنا جميعاً هذه الملحمة البطولية. Read more

Statement of President Barack Obama on Egypt

February 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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February 10, 2011

The Egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful or sufficient. Too many Egyptians remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy, and it is the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the Egyptian people and the world. The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity. Read more

In the Middle East, a Catch-22 for the CIA

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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By David Ignatius
Thursday, February 10, 2011

The CIA uses the term “liaison” to describe its contacts with foreign intelligence services. And in Arab capitals such as Tunis, Cairo and Amman, these relationships can be so seductively beneficial that they limit the CIA’s ability to run its own “unilateral” operations to learn what’s going on inside the host country.

This conundrum – how to work with your hosts and also spy on them – is one of the difficulties facing the CIA as it tries to understand the youth revolution spreading across the Middle East. The agency has cultivated its relationships with people such as Gen. Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s chief of intelligence and now vice president, but it has not done as well understanding the world of the protesters. Read more

المشروع السياسي لثورة الأحرار في مصر

February 9, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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بقلم نضال صقر

مثلت ثورة الأحرار في مصر و ما زالت صدمة لكل من يتابع الشأن المصري، و حيث أن الشأن المصري هو بطبيعة الحال شأن إقليمي و دولي فإن تبعات ثورة الأحرار في مصر تتجاوز القطر و الإقليم لتترك أثراً بالغاً على الكثير من الملفات و الشؤون الإقليمية و الدولية.

و عموماً فإنني لا أرى مبرراً لهذه الصدمة و الذهول، فكل من تابع أوضاع مصر و عايش الواقع المصري لربما كان أكثر صدمة و ذهولاً أنها لم تقم قبل الموعد الذي إندلعت فيه، و أنها لم تأخذ منحى أكثر تصعيداً.

الأطراف المعنية:
تفاوتت ردود الأفعال و بالتالي سرعة التأقلم مع الحدث لدى كل من الأطراف الرئيسية المعنية.  و من الأهمية بمكان دراسة إنعكاسات الثورة المصرية على كل طرف، و موقف كل طرف منها لإستشراق مستقبل الثورة و ضمان نجاحها كنموذج حضاري تحرري تقدمي، ليس فقط لشعب مصر البطل بل لكل الشعوب المقهورة في مشارق الأرض و مغاربها.

يمكن تلخيص أهم الأطراف المؤثرة و المتأثرة بالثورة المصرية في ثلاثة أطراف رئيسية:

أولاً:  الشارع المصري و يشمل جماهير الشارع و الحركات الشبابية و الأحزاب السياسية و الجماعات.

ثأنياً:  النظام المصري Read more

The Torture Career of Egypt’s New Vice President

February 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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by Stephen Soldz

In response to the mass protests of recent days, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has appointed his first Vice President in his over 30 years rule, intelligence chief Omar Suleiman. When Suleiman was first announced, Aljazeera commentators were describing him as a “distinguished” and “respected ” man. It turns out, however, that he is distinguished for, among other things, his central role in Egyptian torture and in the US rendition to torture program. Further, he is “respected” by US officials for his cooperation with their torture plans, among other initiatives.

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Massacre at Tahrir

February 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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By Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, February 2, 2011

Pro-government thugs at Tahrir Square used clubs, machetes, swords and straight razors on Wednesday to try to crush Egypt’s democracy movement, but, for me, the most memorable moment of a sickening day was one of inspiration: watching two women stand up to a mob.

I was on Tahrir Square, watching armed young men pour in to scream in support of President Hosni Mubarak and to battle the pro-democracy protesters. Everybody, me included, tried to give them a wide berth, and the bodies of the injured being carried away added to the tension. Then along came two middle-age sisters, Amal and Minna, walking toward the square to join the pro-democracy movement. They had their heads covered in the conservative Muslim style, and they looked timid and frail as thugs surrounded them, jostled them, shouted at them. Read more

Square of Angels

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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by Mariam Abada on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:24pm

I just came back from Tahrir Square on my way to ease the horrible sense of guilt I felt for not having been there with them during the dark hours when they were being mercilessly attacked by the mercenaries…

My friend and I thought those heroes needed food, water, and medical supplies; however, upon reaching there, we realized they had all had their breakfast (consisting of dry bread and cheese mostly, not Kentucky) and that they had already been supp Read more

Extremism and How to Deal With It

February 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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By Nidal Sakr

June 4, 2009 – It is no secret that I love Arabic, perhaps just as much as I despise Arabism. Arabic is the expression of the Quran – the Great Book of Civilization, while Arabism is a reminder to some longest lasting and senseless wars that predated Islam. Today Arab kingdoms, republics, and emirates are none but exaggeration in Arabism, and have no relevance to Arabic except for a name assigned to the country by its ruler.

Some of what I like about Arabic is its precision to differentiate meanings between lingual and referential. Linguistically, “Extremism” is an exaggeration in that which people agree as ordinary. Referentially, extremism is excess in understanding and interpretation of that which is acceptable by people, to that which is unacceptable by people. Read more

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