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Mohammed Nosseir

Mohammed Nosseir, a liberal politician from Egypt, is a strong advocate of political participation and economic freedom.

Twitter: @MohammedNosseir

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Egypt and Sudan — from brothers to adversaries

For many generations, Egyptians were taught that Egypt and Sudan are joined by permanent blood ties of brotherhood. Although the relationship between the two countries has had its ups and downs, they worked to solve their disputes through a series of dialogues.

January 03, 2018

Why do Egyptian elites resist liberal values?

Why should I have an equal vote when I pay substantially more taxes than most Egyptian citizens? This is the famous argument made by wealthy Egyptians who believe that citizenship status is all about financial contribution to the state.

December 29, 2017

Egypt’s economy is a special case

The relationship between the Egyptian government and various international economic agencies is a very “hush-hush” one; meetings and dialogues between the two parties often take place behind the scenes.

December 27, 2017

Time to pursue the Palestinian cause intelligently

The US administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel was a disappointing notion for the Arab and Muslim worlds, but it should not have surprised us.

December 22, 2017

Egypt should reconsider its relationship with Russia

Forging diverse relations with many countries is an advantage for any nation. However, bilateral relationships that are fair and functioning are certainly of more value than prolonging an existing relationship that could weigh down a nation’s economy. 

December 18, 2017

Egypt needs more containment, fewer confrontational policies

Culturally, Egyptians value winning over progressing. We are a society with a “winner-takes-all” mentality; thus, we tend to work on winning all our battles.

December 15, 2017

The myth of Western supremacy and its ‘invisible hands’

Life is a matter of perception and, in our Eastern world, reality is observed as legend.

December 11, 2017

Egypt demands US help — as long as it is on our terms

What Egyptians want from the US is a seemingly endless list of very complicated demands that may conflict with one another if truly addressed.

December 09, 2017

Egyptians’ stance and sentiments toward the Nile River

Is nationalism best served by expressing passionate sentiments for one’s country in song or does a nation’s progress need more than love?

December 05, 2017

The ‘me too’ syndrome: Questioning Western values

Apologizing and asking for forgiveness has been the common cautious response of Western men facing allegations of sexual misconduct, inspired by the current “Me Too” campaign. Living in an advanced nation does not automatically qualify them as moral citizens.

November 30, 2017