Slate on Egypt

Our complete coverage of the anti-Mubarak protests.

Helping Egyptian Democrats: What worked in the former Soviet Union could have worked in Egypt,” by Anne Applebaum. Posted. Feb. 7, 2011.

Revolutionary Logistics: Where do the thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square go to the bathroom?” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Feb. 5, 2011.

How Egypt Looks From Osama Bin Laden’s Cave: The Egyptian uprising brings both risks and opportunities for al-Qaida,” by Daniel Byman. Posted Feb. 4, 2011.

Egypt’s Protesters Puzzle Over Obama’s Response: A dispatch from Cairo’s Tahrir Square,” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Feb. 4, 2011.


Does Egypt Prove Bush Right?, No, his ‘freedom agenda’ failed long before he left office,” by Fred Kaplan. Posted Feb. 3, 2011.

Hosni’s Helpers: How many Egyptians support President Mubarak, and what do they like about him?” By Brian Palmer. Posted Feb. 3, 2011.


Tahrir Square Is a Battle Ground: Despite the violence, anti-Mubarak protesters are still convinced they will prevail” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Feb. 3, 2011.

Why Israel Hates the Egyptian Uprising: The view from Tel Aviv,” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted Feb. 3, 2011.

Do Egyptians Play Baseball? And other questions loosely related to the Cairo protests,” by Jeremy Singer-Vine. Posted Feb. 2, 2011.

Thousands of Men and No Groping! Egypt’s protests were a safe space for women. Until things turned violent,” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Feb. 2, 2011.


Should We Fear the Muslim Brotherhood? If we can be friends with Saudi Arabia, we can work with Egypt’s largest organized opposition group,” by Shadi Hamid. Posted Feb. 2, 2011.

Did Twitter Make Them Do It? The battle over social-media revolutions,” by Jesse Lichtenstein. Posted Feb. 2, 2011.

Will It Get Worse for Women in Egypt After the Protests?” by Jessica Olien. Posted Feb. 2, 2011.

Do Egyptians Have the Right to Free Speech?:  Absolutely. As long as they don’t criticize the president,” by Brian Palmer. Posted Feb. 1, 2011.

’We Are Making Our Future’: A dispatch from the massive protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square,” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Feb. 1, 2011.


Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Egyptian protests are exhilarating, but it’s important to ask, ‘What’s next?’ ” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted Feb. 1, 2011.


Rumors, Shortages, and Stress: A dispatch from the streets of Cairo,” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Jan. 31, 2011.

Protesting on an Empty Stomach: How the Egyptian economy is fueling unrest in Egypt,” by Annie Lowrey. Posted Jan. 31, 2011.

At Last, Egypt’s Story Has Changed: For too long Egyptian protests and repression were underplayed in the press because they were so familiar,” by Dan Morrison. Posted Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.


So, What’s With ‘the Arab Street’?: We never hear anything about ‘the Latin American street’ or ‘the European street,’ ” by Brian Palmer. Posted Jan. 31, 2011.

The Shame Factor: When will dictators learn not to treat their people like fools?” by Christopher Hitchens. Posted Jan. 31, 2011.


Obama’s ‘Shah Problem’: President Obama is doing what Jimmy Carter did with Iran in 1978. Uh-oh,” by Kai Bird. Posted Jan. 30, 2011.

Change Is Good: The stability we have embraced and encouraged in the Arab world isn’t really stability—it’s repression,” by Anne Applebaum. Posted Jan. 30, 2011.

Block Like an Egyptian: How did the Egyptian government turn off the Internet?” by Christopher Beam. Posted Jan. 28, 2011.


Egyptians Hit the Streets: Stunning photographs of anti-Mubarak protests.” Posted Jan. 28, 2011.

From the Slate Archives

Egypt’s Command Economy: A WikiLeaks cable shows how the regime has bought off the military,” by Sarah A. Topol. Posted Dec. 15, 2010.

The Egyptian Dilemma: With Hosni Mubarak ailing, the Obama administration must choose between stability and change,” by Shmuel Rosner. Posted July 21, 2010.

Hosni Mubarak: Elections or no, he’s still Pharaoh,” by Tamara Wittes. Posted March 3, 2005.

Egypt After Mubarak: Beware the trust-fundamentalists,” by Lee Smith. Posted July 9, 2004.

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