British Financial Imperialism and Capital Controls in 19th Century Egypt


Egyptian history is replete with power vacuums and control changes that often reshape the way the country operates with respect to the rest of the world. This often occurs without the approval or even direct understanding by the Egyptian populace. The impetus for the change in control derives from a catalyst of some kind that […]

The Many Shades of Freedom: Political Islam in the Egyptian Revolution


Sayyid Qutb was a prominent Islamic thinker of the mid-20th century who espoused a strong adherence to the Quran in governance and everyday life. His most prominent work, Milestones, ¬†was published in 1964 and laid out the guidelines for how to think, by his standards, in a truly Islamic way. By doing so, it would […]