This paper intends to discuss the article, “Egypt after Mubarak”. The article is authored by Paul Amar who is working as an associate professor at global and international studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prof. Paul is a well known name in the arena of comparative politics, global ethnography, international political study, theories of gender and race. A number of books, research works, articles and other scholarly items are written by Prof. Amar.
The article that we are going to discuss in this paper was published in a magazine, ‘The Nation’ on 23 may, 2011. The nation is a weekly published magazine having its main office in New York, United States of America. The magazine was founded in the year 1865 and since then it is continuously published which makes it the oldest published magazine. The nation is a reputed magazine and has its bureaus in London, Washington DC and South Africa.
The six paged long article, Egypt after Mubarak is about the revolution of Egyptian people that forced Egyptian president Mubarak to quit. The author extensively examines all the related aspects of the subject matter, reminds all the events and portrays the picture of Tahrir square. Author examines the reasons of people’s anger, peeps into the situations of society, slogans and idea of Muslim brotherhood and policies of Hosni Mubarak. The article is a must read for the people who want to understand the Egyptian revolution, for the students of social and political sciences, international studies and for those who are interested in understanding international relations.
Prof. Paul highlights the situation of Egypt after the removal of Hosni Mubarak. Author examines the internal as well as international moves after the revolution and analyses the ongoing situation in the lights of new developments that take place in the Egypt. A number of strategic movements take place in the politics of Egypt as well as in the neighboring and in other countries. United States of America also keeps an eye on the incidents and watching the movements of Arab world.
After reading the article I came to know about the politics, social structure, people and Egypt. The ouster of Egyptian president made my vision clear about the people’s power and strengthened my belief in democracy. One doubt that arose in mind was something related to politics. I became more curious to know whether this revolution was absolutely instigated by Egyptian people themselves or there was any external power involved into this episode. I would make every effort to know about this doubt.
Strength of this article is the knowledge of the author and weakness of this article is that he did not bother to go into more deep or perhaps he avoided some more insight on the issue of international politics in the whole episode. The article is very well written and accompanied with facts and figures. Author’s expertise on international affairs and politics reflects throughout the article which is strength of the article.
After having observed the above mentioned analysis of the article, it is good to say that the article is very informative and useful for students. The article gives an insight about the Egyptian revolution and ouster of Hosni Mubarak. It is very useful for the international students who know a little about the Egypt.
Amar, Paul. "Egypt After Mubarak." The Nation 23 May 2011.