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Heather McRobie


Heather McRobie is an editor at openDemocracy. She is completing a PhD on the 2011 Egyptian revolution at Oxford University. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the New Statesman, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. Twitter handle: @heathermcrobie.

Comment: The faltering UN-sponsored peace plan can still bring Libya back from the brink, but the country's future is bleak unless it can comprehensively process its past, writes Heather McRobie.

10 November, 2015

Comment: British leaders won't let the trivial matter of Cairo's human rights abuses and state-sponsored massacres of political opponents get in the way of business, writes Heather McRobie.

04 November, 2015

Comment: A lawsuit to expel Human Rights Watch is latest move by Sisi supporters to depict any criticism as sympathetic to 'terrorists' and a national threat, says Heather McRobie.

26 August, 2015

Comment: We must stop treating rape as a side effect of conflict and see it for what it is: a tool purposefully used to terrorise and subjugate, says Heather McRobie.

20 August, 2015

Comment: The Economist's 'special edition' presenting the Suez Canal expansion as Egypt’s "gift to the world" cannot cover up the violence upon which Sisi's rule operates, writes Heather McRobie.

13 August, 2015