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Egypt Military Coup

Beware the Coup Apologists: Democracy Double Standards

Atif Choudhury | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Atif Choudhury

As a global community, we always have to aspire for the rule of law and democracy. We always have to side with the people and their representatives, rather than those who would use force against the former to achieve their aims.

Egyptians Say No to Sisi's Propaganda

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Egypt looks nothing like the promised heaven of stability and cohesiveness. Scores of Egyptians have been murdered by an ever more rampant police, sentenced to death in kangaroo courts, or jailed in the most inhumane conditions where torture is routine. Dissent is not tolerated, with the media and the press reduced to the role of state propagandists singing the General's praises and parroting his words.

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.27.2015 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

Reflections on the Third Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution: On Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Yousra Y. Fazili | Posted 03.27.2014 | Home
Yousra Y. Fazili

Perhaps the radicalism of the Egyptian Revolution is not that it could have happened, it's that it did. And we can see that something is different now, despite everything three years on.

Joshua Hersh

Defender Of Egypt's Military Among Those Facing Charges In Latest Crackdown | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.26.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- A week and a half before they put her under investigation for espionage, Egypt's military-backed government couldn't have asked for a better ...

U.S. Military Aid Is Not a Gift, It's a Payment

Jeremy White | Posted 10.16.2013 | Home
Jeremy White

As many advantages as there are to being the last remaining global "superpower," the United States is not the Roman Empire controlling all highways in the known world.

Egypt's al-Sisi Drags the Country Closer to Civil War

Wadah Khanfar | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Wadah Khanfar

Three weeks after the toppling of Morsi, with its attendant arbitrary detentions, intimidation, and smear campaigns against his supporters, it is now apparent that the political crisis in the country is further away from a solution.

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

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.08.2013 | Home
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.

WATCH: Did Egypt's Armed Forces Just Shoot Into A Crowd?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home

A shocking video uploaded to YouTube on Monday appears to show Egyptian security forces firing live ammunition into a crowd of protesters. While t...

The (Counter?)Revolution in #Egypt Will Be Televised (and Tweeted)

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 09.05.2013 | Home
Taufiq Rahim

Unless the Egyptian military is kept in check, it will likely go down the path it knows best and one that it has followed since 1952, which is to systematically crush dissent and marginalise and exclude the Muslim Brotherhood.

Interpreting Recent Egyptian Developments

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.05.2013 | Home
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For Egyptians, the army's exceptional intervention was necessary to reduce the risk of a large loss of human life and destructive violence. Most Egyptians still fear civil unrest and violence, especially in the next few days and weeks. They look to the army to waste no time in progressing on the path to national reconciliation and a comprehensive and durable democracy, including by holding new elections. Have no doubt, Egyptian citizens are determined realists. They have overcome the fear that imprisoned them for so long but they are yet to reach a new national equilibrium. They care deeply about overcoming repression, social injustice and economic incompetence. And they will not hesitate to return to the streets in their millions should the army have ambitions beyond helping them collectively to press the rest button on the revolution and its legitimate objectives.

Morsi Calls Military Measures 'Full Coup' On Twitter

Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

CAIRO (AP) -- A statement on the Egyptian president's office's Twitter account has quoted Mohammed Morsi as calling military measures "a full coup." ...

Egytian Military Issues Interim 'Constitutional Declaration'

Posted 08.17.2012 | Home

By The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- As vote counting began in Egypt's election for the successor to Hosni Mubarak, the ruling military issued an ...