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Egypt Coup

Egypt's 'Bloodless Coup' History Weighs Heavy On Generals In Charge

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

By Matt Robinson CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Nubar Keropian was in his late teens when the Egyptian army last took power by force of arms...

Obama's Bad Bet on the Egyptian Military

Rajan Menon | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Egypt's political chasm continues to widen following the military's ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, who, despite his many flaws and blunders, was the only democratically elected president in the country's history.

Weapon Manufacturers' Influence on Egypt Policy

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

U.S. law requires that aid be cut off if a country's military overthrows a democratically elected government. But President Obama is finding a way around this.

Why Turkey and Iran Oppose the Military Coup in Egypt

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

Turkey and Iran were quick to condemn the military takeover. Does this new-found unanimity mean a new era of closer relations between the two countries? It is important to keep in mind that Ankara and Tehran have very different reasons for taking this stance.

EU Urges Egypt To End Standoff With Muslim Brotherhood

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

* Ashton meets general who overthrew Islamist president * Visit follows Saturday killing of 80 Mursi supporters * Mursi ...

Egypt Post Morsi: Why There Is No Reason to Hope for a Real Democratic Transition

Jocelyne Cesari | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Jocelyne Cesari

The real reason for the ousting of Morsi is that the army has been in charge all along. The reality is that the army is currently using the protests against Morsi to their benefit as they did in 2011 with the protests against Mubarak.

Egypt Begins Amending Constitution Despite Political Divisions

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2013 | World

* New constitution would open way for fresh elections * Muslim Brotherhood refuses to back down, stages rallies * Saudi ...

Reality Check for Egypt

James P. Farwell | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Egyptians want accountable and responsible leadership that cleans up government, creates economic growth, and provides opportunities. It wants inclusive leadership that fosters a religiously tolerant, politically pluralistic society.

Good Coups, Bad Coups and Double Standards

Joost Lagendijk | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Joost Lagendijk

When the Egyptian military overthrew President Morsi, I did not expect a long debate on the question whether this power grab should be labeled a coup. It looks like a coup, it smells like a coup, it acts like a coup. So who would seriously want to challenge that observation?

How Egyptians Can Save Egypt

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

he Muslim Brotherhood want power to be returned to former President Morsi and other Egyptians are demonstrating in support of the new temporary administration of Mansour. Where does Egypt go from here?

Aaron Sankin

Too Dangerous To Study? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.15.2013 | College

Amid the unrest in Egypt, colleges across the United States -- most prominently the entire University of California system -- have suspended their stu...

Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Ahmed Zewail

Reducing Egypt's predicament only to the issue of a coup without realizing the central issues of division and violence in today's Egypt is too simplistic and dangerous.

Arab Spring Forward, Arab Fall Back

Robert Brustein | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Brustein

The chaos we are witnessing these days in the Middle East reflects not only a failure of American policy but also a pitiful lack of American self-knowledge.

'Coup' Label Complicates Aid

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will begin to vote as soon as next week on legislation that could ...

Egypt's Debacle: The Beginning of History?

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

I have lost count of the number of essays I have read on the unfolding events in Egypt. In all of them, however, the modern political imagination -- in the East as well as in the West -- seems to be thoroughly, if not exclusively, informed by Western thought.

Some Perspective on Egypt

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As coups go it was a fairly restrained one, but celebrating a populist/military overthrow of a democratically-elected leader is an unusual stance for Americans to take, for obvious reasons. Even if we do like the new guy. Which brings us to a few lessons Americans find very hard to accept.

Restore Egypt's Elected Government

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

American politicians and pundits know almost nothing about Egypt but were quick to endorse the military coup against Morsi. The reason is Islamophobia: the biased U.S. presumption that Morsi's fall is simply the result of Islamist authoritarianism. The truth is a little more complicated.

The Quiet Coup: No, Not Egypt. Here.

John Tirman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

The United States is partially governed by a deep state: undemocratic, secret, aligned with intelligence agencies, spying on friend and foe, lawless in almost every respect. If this doesn't constitute a coup d'etat, it's hard to imagine what would.

I Mourn Egypt

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

The Egyptian army claims that it was forced to overthrow a legitimately elected president because it was merely giving effect to the will of the Egyptian people. But most of these people are forgetting basic facts that do not bode well for the future.

The US Should Give Egypt's Military 48 Hours to Restore Civilian Rule

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

President Obama should publicly begin calling what just took place in Egypt a "military coup" and give the Egyptian military 48 hours to produce a road map to restore civilian rule.

A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Embarrassingly, our law professor president refuses to label the arrest of Egypt's freely elected president by the military a coup because that would trigger an end to the $1.5 billion in U.S. aid as a matter of law.

AP Editors: Morsi Overthrow Can Be Described As 'Coup'

Michael Calderone | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

AP weighs in on a controversial description of Egypt situation.

White House Won't Call Egypt Intervention Coup

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The White House refused to label the military ouster of Egypt's president a coup on Mo...

Are Coups Always Bad?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Sami Moubayed

We now have to ask ourselves: Are coups always bad? Because of our bad experience with coups, we tend to permanently associate their engineers with suppression, lack of freedoms, arbitrary arrests, flamboyant generals, and decades-long rule.

Egypt Presents an Awkward Moment: Does the U.S. Really Favor Democracy?

Eric Black | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Eric Black

We have played a role in bringing democracy to many nations, but we tend not to boast so much about the many instances in which the United States has overthrown democracies abroad when the citizens of other countries elected leaders we didn't like.