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Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

COLUMNISTS
Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

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Understanding the (mis)calculations made by Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Former Egyptian minister of aviation, the last prime minister in the Mubarak wra, and runner-up in the first post-revolution presidential elections ...

An Egyptian interview with a Libyan terrorist: What went wrong?

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Abdel Rahim al-Mesmari, a Libyan national, is the only surviving militant among the group involved in the shootout with Egyptian police in Bahariya ...

Egypt mosque attack: Is Sufism a new target for terrorists in Sinai?

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The magnitude of the attack that targeted worshippers in al-Rawda Mosque in North Sinai is not only measured by the number of lives it claimed, ...

Church closures in Egypt: ‘We were silent when it was one, now it’s four’

Monday, 20 November 2017

“We said nothing when one church was closed, so it got worse and a second, then a third were closed, and a fourth is on its way as if praying is ...

Is Cairo the ‘most dangerous megacity in the world’ for women?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cairo is the most dangerous megacity in the world for women, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In the first poll to be ...

ANALYSIS: Is Egypt’s religious tourism industry ready for Christian pilgrimages?

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Tourism in Egypt has been hit by successive blows that have driven several countries to warn their citizens of traveling there and have even led some, ...

Are Egypt and Italy over the Giulio Regeni ordeal?

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Almost a year and half had passed since Italy recalled its ambassador to Cairo over the latter’s reported lack of cooperation in the ...

Amid push for Palestinian unity, are Egypt and Hamas friends or foes?

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas Political Bureau, and a delegation of senior officials from the Gaza Strip recently went to Cairo for talks about ...

The Karakaria in Algeria: Religious group or ‘foreign conspiracy’?

Thursday, 14 September 2017

A Sufi group, a cult, or a foreign conspiracy? Several questions were raised about that controversial group that emerged in Algeria and whose members ...

The disappearing Christians of Iraq

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The liberation of Mosul was heralded as a new era for Iraqi Christians who could go back to their homes following the defeat of ISIS. However, this ...

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