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Aaron Ross

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Mubarak Verdict Awakens Egypt's Revolutionary Zeal

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Ever since the opening salvo of the "trial of the century" of Hosni Mubarak, replete with the dramatic spectacle of the deathly frail-looking Mubarak being wheeled into the courtroom and locked up in the defendants' cage, the trial has come to occupy a place in the Egyptian public discourse comfortably...

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Egyptian Protesters Detained at Soccer Match in Qatar

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 10:11 AM

Egypt's fractious politics reached the tiny Gulf state of Qatar on Friday night, as a group of protesters was removed from Gharafa Stadium in the capital Doha during the Egyptian national soccer team's match against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About midway through the first half, some 15 to 20...

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Their Victory, Not Ours

(3) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 5:22 PM

In an article today for Slate, entitled "America is Freedom, and Freedom is Winning," Eliot Spitzer grandly presents the popular uprisings in the Middle East as vindication of American ideals.

"The revolutions are being led by largely secular thinkers: young educated, and for whom Barack Obama and...

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Will Mubarak Be Prosecuted?

(24) Comments | Posted February 12, 2011 | 11:49 AM

In the non-resignation heard 'round the world, Hosni Mubarak vowed on Thursday to Egypt's "martyrs" to "hold accountable all the people who committed crimes against you, and with the utmost punishment and penalties."

After the Egyptian leader's departure from office on Friday, a larger question looms: who...

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