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Is 140 Characters (Enough!) for Arab Civil Society?

Posted February 22, 2011 | 16:11:42 (EST)

CAIRO and PALO ALTO -- The National Democratic Party headquarters was not the only thing left smoldering in ruin after the Egyptian Revolution; so too was almost everything we thought we knew about the socio-political dynamics of Egypt and, perhaps, the region as a whole. Egypt's civil society was too...

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Why Islamic History Offers New Reasons to Support Democracy in Egypt, the Middle East

Posted August 30, 2010 | 12:37:54 (EST)

Islamic democracy is a contradiction in terms -- at least that is the implicit message coming from the Obama administration.

In Egypt, where an opposition movement led by Mohamed ElBaradei -- a Nobel laureate and the former head of the International Atomic Agency -- has presented the U.S. with the...

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