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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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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.

Egypt set to militarise high schools

20 April, 2017

In-depth: Egypt's education chiefs want to convert vocational high schools to military academies, making education the latest sector of Egyptian life to be dominated by the army, reports Gehad Quisay.

All Egyptian women are survivors of sexual violence

10 April, 2017

Blog: A viral hashtag has reopened discussion about Egypt's sexual harassment epidemic - but why is it happening and how did it start?

Sudan-Egypt spat: My pyramids are bigger than yours

01 April, 2017

Sudanese social media takes on Egyptian talk shows over the pyramids of Marowe, but is there more to the animosity?

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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