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The Brown Political Review is a non-partisan political publication that seeks to promote ideological diversity. All of the views reflected in BPR’s content are views held by authors and not reflective of the views held by the wider organization or the Executive Board.

Christopher Kobel '21 is the Associate Section Manager for the World Section of the Brown Political Review. Christopher can be reached at christopher_kobel@brown.edu

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From the taxi cabs, tuk-tuks (miniature three-wheeled vehicles), and vendor stands crowding the busy streets of Cairo blares a genre of music featuring heavy synthesizers, rapid-tempo beats, and trap influences. It’s known as “Mahraganat,” the ...

Striking a Chord

From the taxi cabs, tuk-tuks (miniature three-wheeled vehicles), and vendor stands crowding the busy streets of Cairo blares a genre of music featuring heavy synthesizers, rapid-tempo beats, and trap influences. It’s known as “Mahraganat,” the ...

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...

Joke Like an Egyptian

On November 16, 2017, Egyptian satirist Islam al-Rifai walked into a trap set by authorities. The comedian believed he was attending a work meeting when his alleged business associates revealed themselves to be security agents. Despite lacking concre...