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Caricature of president Morsi in Kairo (photo: Reuters)

Mass Protests against Morsi

Egypt's Democratic Dictator?

While most Egyptians may support Morsi's aims, a dramatic expansion of presidential power in order to attain them was, for many, a step too far. Morsi's decrees have undoubtedly polarized Egyptian politics further, says Omar AshourMore

A demonstrator holds banner during a rally to condemn the killers of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and the attack on the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi September 12, 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Islamist Groups in Libya

The Country's Jihadist Minority

The nature of Libya's post-revolution armed Islamist forces is by no means straightforward. Salafi jihadism is not an organization, but an ideological trend based on the core belief that armed tactics of all kinds are the most effective. Background information by Omar AshourMore

Hosni Mubarak (photo: AP)

Political Power Struggle in Egypt

Mubarak's Last Laugh

The public trial of Mubarak shows what united demands can achieve. But polarization between Islamists and secularists could endanger the goals of the Egyptian revolution, writes Omar AshourMore