Links on Egypt and Protest Resources

This post contains many links for those who want to learn more about the protests. The links focus mostly, but not exclusively, on Egypt. Some links also address Tunisia, dictatorships, the military, democratic transitions, and diplomacy. Please feel free to add your suggested links in the comments section.

Many thanks to the sponsors of the February 17 event at UConn: Global Citizenship and Curriculum; Middle East Studies; and the CLAS Dean’s Office.

Media
al-Masry al-Youm, an independent Egyptian newspaper
Al-Jazeera English
Sarcastic news (and on the use of humor generally)

The Tech Angle
twitter: #Jan25 and an analysis of one twitter feed
sandmonkey
On the techies in Tahrir
Google’s intervention
Wael Ghonim’s now-famous video interview
A documentary on Egypt’s April 6 Movement (25-minute video)
“A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History”
A training manual for protesters (excerpts) (and on Gene Sharp’s influential writings on non-violent protest)(“Dictator Downturn,” 2001)

Broad Assessments
in the LRB
Many posts at mideast.foreignpolicy.com or here (e.g. Nathan Brown)
Juan Cole
SSRC
Olivier Roy’s view, political Islam expert
Novelist Ahdaf Soueif

Egypt’s History of Revolutions

Different Parties and Interest Groups
Multiple actors
Unions and others (more on Labor)
Asmaa Mahfouz’s video
The Muslim Brotherhood and its contact with the United States over the years.
A range of social science perspectives (also: Stepan & Linz)(one more: “How Dictators Fall”)(on prediction)
Youth in Morocco (video)

On U.S. Policy
Why US should care
“In Mubarak’s final hours, defiance surprises U.S. and threatens to unleash chaos” (WaPo)
The Female Factor: Obama Administration Waffled in Its Support of Egyptian Demonstrators”
The US dumped Mubarak
Cyclical vs. fundamental US policy
US military presence in the Gulf

In the wider region
Iran (Iran-US op-ed)
Israel (and one more)
Libya updates
Syria Strongman: Time for ‘Reform'”

The links are meant to inform with a range of information. They are provided only for educational purposes, not as a sign of endorsement.

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