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Entries by Richard Klass from 08/2013

It Was a Coup. Is a Junta next?

| Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

The U.S. leverage in Egypt is not great, but it is not nothing. The U.S. needs to work with our allies to it make clear that a repeat of 1954 when a military coup led to a junta ruling Egypt for nearly six decades is not acceptable.

Is an Iranian Nuclear Deal Possible?

| Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Given the long list of grievances on both sides, many justified, the odds are not favorable. But there is unlikely to be a better time and the door on a peaceful solution is closing.

Can a Threat to Cut Aid Save Egypt?

| Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

It may be too late to save Egypt. Only an intelligent use of military aid suspension has any hope of reversing the slide into an abyss.

Syria: Stop, Look and Listen

| Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

We have seen this movie before and the ending is not pretty. And this time there is no Congressional authorization or U.N. fig leaf.