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Boston Globe

Moving the Nile to the Left

I wrote about Farouk El-Baz’s plan to fix Egypt in The Boston Globe.

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Atlantic Monthly

My Conversion Will Not Be Televised

I debated an Egyptian cleric on Salafi TV: a report for The Atlantic.

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New Republic

Preacher, Tailor, Salafi, Spy

A report for The New Republic.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

Cairo, City of Fights

A report for the IHT.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

A History of Mob Violence

On public violence in Cairo. (IHT)

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

Clinging to the Egyptian Army

I visited Nag Hammadi for the IHT and found an Egyptian Wild West.

Read my story here.

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International Herald Tribune New York Times

Microrevolutions off Tahrir Square

Originally published on the IHT‘s Latitude blog.

CAIRO — It has been nearly three months since the last really big, unmanageable crowd converged on Tahrir Square and threatened to stay until its demands were met. On the eve of Ramadan, in early August, the Egyptian military smacked and clubbed that group — a broad but woefully inarticulate coalition opposing the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ hold on power — out of the square. And much to the protesters’ horror, the majority of Egyptians seemed fairly satisfied with the pushback, preferring a return to order even if it came with a military policeman’s truncheon.

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Atlantic Monthly

The latest from Tahrir

I filed a post for TheAtlantic.com from Tahrir.