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Mohammed El Soukkary


Full-time diplomat, part-time writer, reluctant gym rat and an avid aficionado of cuisine, Mohammed has been on every inhabited continent. Out of an insatiable reading habit, a writing habit developed which he decided to share because why not? In attempting to apply the principles of balance and yin and yang, he is both a bureaucrat and an ardent critic of bureaucratic incompetence (which he is intimately familiar with).

Perpetual Tragedy: Sex and Power in Egypt

Perpetual Tragedy: Sex and Power in Egypt

Amidst the presidential inauguration celebrations, an all too familiar and increasingly recurrent tragedy took place: the mass physical abuse and attempted rape of a girl. The phenomenon has become obscenely common. In fact, sexual harassment has become so common that it is considered an event if a woman leaves her house and does not get […]

5 Things Egyptian Traffic Reveals About Us

5 Things Egyptian Traffic Reveals About Us

Egypt has embraced the “Happy” phenomenon with videos showing people dancing and smiling and generally sending out good vibes. We like to think that represents our attitude towards life, and it might even be true. Up until the moment we, as Egyptians, turn on our cars. In that instant, a switch is flipped, and the […]

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

  Diplomats like to point out all the difficulties they face in their jobs, even as they lounge about on their million dollar yachts flitting from one wonderful destination to another. Their main concerns are which outrageously expensive tuxedo/dress they will wear to tonight’s gala. They comment that the weather isn’t just right, even as […]