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Egypt Coup

Erdogan, Sisi and Western Hypocrisy

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.

The Egyptian Junta Prefer it in July

Hatem Azzam | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Hatem Azzam

It is instructive that it took no more than two years from January 25, 2011, to " July" 3, 2013, for the Junta to retake power, exactly similar to the period from 1952 to 1954.

10 Powerful Photos From The Day That Morsi Fell From Power

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

Exactly one year ago, on July 3, 2013, Egypt's military leaders removed Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, from offi...

Tony Blair To Advise Egypt Strongman

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been tapped to become an advisor to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Guardian reported on Wed...

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

Rethinking US-Egyptian Bilateral Relations: A Rights-Based Approach

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

by Corinna Mullin, Suzanne Adely, and Azadeh Shahshahani Debates in recent months over the continuation of US aid to the Egyptian military, in light ...

Bassem Youssef and the Lie That Is Freedom in Post-coup Egypt

Patrick Galey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Patrick Galey

One of the principal reasons so many Egyptians cheered the tanks out on to the street was the belief -- sincere or otherwise -- that whatever sort of government arose from the coup would be freer and more democratic than the Muslim Brotherhood it usurped.

Egypt's Dark Tunnel -- Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Egypt is the heartbeat of the Arab world, and the path it chooses will have a profound influence on all Arabs.

Morsi Backers Warn Egypt Headed Toward Civil War

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt's elected president Mohamed Morsi in July warned Wednesday the country was headed towards civil war and urged...

El-Sissi and the Egyptian Presidency

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Ahmed Kadry

There is no escaping it: Egyptians have fallen for their country again. At the centre of this romance is the shrewd man in uniform and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Egypt Expects New Constitution Draft In November

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

CAIRO — A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt's Islamist-drafted constitution will complete its work by early November, a spokesman for t...

Egypt, Wake Up and Smell the Money

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.

Back to the Future: Egypt's Battle With Islamic Terrorism

David W. Kearn | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

Given the perceived heavy handedness of the military regime's crackdown and the potential international isolation that Cairo may face in its wake, jihadists within and outside of Egypt may see a ripe opportunity to renew the battle against their most despised "near enemy."

How Louie Gohmert Became The Face Of Egyptian Anti-Americanism

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

CAIRO -- There was a curious detail in Monday's New York Times report on the recent surge of visceral -- and often inconsistent -- anti-Americanism th...

Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy

Stephen Zunes | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Stephen Zunes

The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters who were struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.

If We Cut Aid to Egypt's Military, Would We Die?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Shouldn't we try to force the issue so that those who support doing nothing in the face of the repression -- in clear violation of U.S. laws -- have to defend their position in detail, on the record?

To Restore Egypt, Neutralize the Military

William J. Furney | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
William J. Furney

The longer it takes to restore the ballot box to the heart of the country's authority, and banish the meddling military from politics, the harder it will be to achieve lasting stability.

Is the West Siding With 'Terrorists' in Egypt?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Democracy should be protected and cherished, but has the West forgotten how far away the Brotherhood was from protecting and cherishing democracy when they were in power?

What Now for Egypt?

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The Army and the Brotherhood urgently need to agree on a lowest common denominator. The demands of all the sections of society, Coptic Christians, secularists, liberals, supporters of the Brotherhood and Salafis must be taken on board.

Dozens Of Muslim Brotherhood Detainees Killed

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

CAIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in an incident at an Egyptian prison, security and legal sources...

Egypt's Bad Timing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Stop Dithering Over Military Aid to Egypt

William Hartung | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
William Hartung

Stopping aid won't bring back the dead, or have any impact on the Egyptian military's behavior in the short-term. But it is the right thing to do, and it could have a longer-term impact.

Egypt Crackdown

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Jeff Danziger


HuffPost Foreign Correspondent: Egyptians 'Suffering' From Meek U.S. Response

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As the Egyptian military cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood protests, the United States has called for restraint while condemning the escalating violen...

Senators Urge Both Sides In Bloody Stand-Off To Avoid 'Wrong' Moves

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

* Interim government signals crackdown on Mursi supporters * U.S. senators call for dialogue, release of prisoners (Adds clashes in...