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.
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.
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.
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.
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.