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Suez Canal II: The Sequel That Impresses No One

Sequels rarely match up to the original, most film buffs will tell you. But judging by the trailers and the blitz publicity campaign, Suez Canal II will be every bit as significant as its predecessor. Dubbed as Egypt’s “gift to the world“, today’s inaugural ceremony promises to “dazzle the world“. The spectacle will include an air and naval show, fireworks, folklore performances and even a performance of Verdi’s classic opera, Aida.

Read Here – Al jazeera

Egypt Wants A New Suez Canal

The canal project evokes memories of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the wildly popular colonel who led the 1952 overthrow of Egypt’s monarchy. Nasser nationalized the canal in 1956, ending nearly a century of control by the Europeans who financed and built it. Taking the canal galvanized the Egyptian public, even more so after it resulted in a failed invasion of Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel.

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Egypt’s Pretenders

Egypt has had its fill of heroes in the form of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar al-Sadat, Mubarak, and Morsi — all false prophets of particular versions of modernity — but it is crying out for leadership. Unfortunately, the politicians stocking the new government do not inspire confidence that Egypt will finally get what it needs.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

The Irony Of Tahrir Square

The main difference between 2011 and 2013: In 2011, there was hope that the standoff would end in a way that allows Egyptian politics to become normal. In 2013, that seems less likely.

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Egypt’s Morsi Makes His Moves; Foreign Affairs Discusses What It Means

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