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Egypt, A Pragmatic Manifesto For Human Rights Now

There's always a clever argument - security, stability, secularism - to put rule of law and democracy on hold. But denying human rights is a certain recipe for destruction.

Sunset in Cairo
Sunset in Cairo
Dina Iskandar

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CAIRO — At gatherings of family or friends, politics tend to dominate the talk, as has become customary in Egypt. One of the phrases I keep hearing over and over again is that now is the time for economic progress, security and stability. It is not the time, this same line of reasoning holds, for human rights.

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Welcome to Thursday, where more Ukrainian soldiers surrender in Mariupol, Sri Lanka defaults on its debt,and George W. Bush offers an epic geopolitical gaffe. Meanwhile, Lili Bai in Chinese-language digital media The Initium looks at what’s driving the current “expat exodus” at play in Shanghai.

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