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Gehad Quisay
Gehad Quisay

Gehad Quisay is a history and politics researcher, having graduated from SOAS and Georgetown University. She has also worked as a researcher at a London based think-tank focusing on post-Arab Spring nation building.

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For the love of the game

10 October, 2017

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, writes Gehad Quisay.

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

29 September, 2017

Comment: New articles to be added to Egyptian citizenship law give the military regime the final say over the Egyptian-ness of its citizens, writes Gehad Quisay.

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

11 September, 2017

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military regime, writes Gehad Quisay.

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

11 August, 2017

Comment: Sixty-three years after Nasser passed the reins of the state to his fellow military officers, Sisi seeks to expand on that legacy, but to what end? asks Gehad Quisay.

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

14 July, 2017

Cairo has accused Doha of funding Islamists for decades, causing frequent hostilities between the two Arab nations - but what about the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians living in Qatar?

Finsbury attack: I'm waiting for a white apology march

19 June, 2017

Comment: Having to prove that not all Muslims are terrorists has become an unfortunate duty. After Finsbury Park, should we expect white people to do the same? asks Gehad Quisay.

Middle East sectarianism is a self-inflicted wound

02 June, 2017

Book review: 'Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East' is a refreshing challenge to the popular essentialist view of sect or religion as the main source of conflict.

Timeline: How new is the new Hamas charter?

08 May, 2017

Explore with our interactive timeline: We take a look back on the Hamas charter to see how much has really changed.

Bernie Sanders slams BDS, reiterates support for Israel

05 May, 2017

Bernie Sanders was once hailed the anti-establishment candidate on the left. Widely supported by Muslim Americans, Sanders now slams BDS and stands firmly with Washington establishment in support of Israel.

The growing rift between Sisi's parliament and al-Azhar

28 April, 2017

In the latest of regime attacks on al-Azhar, MP Mohamed Abu Hamed proposes a law to limit the powers of the Grand Imam by delegating essential roles to the president.

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

27 April, 2017

The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the regime that granted them equality in the constitution.

Israel's hijabi judge: Band aid for a gaping wound?

26 April, 2017

Hana Mansour-Khatib's appointment as Israel's first hijabi judge may sound like a civil rights triumph, but it is not, writes Gehad Quisay.

Gehad Quisay
Gehad Quisay

Gehad Quisay is a history and politics researcher, having graduated from SOAS and Georgetown University. She has also worked as a researcher at a London based think-tank focusing on post-Arab Spring nation building.

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