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Egypt Politics

At Least 100 Islamists Arrested And 2 Officers Killed In Egypt Crackdown

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.28.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government ...

Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Dilip Hiro

For Washington, still so generous in its handouts to the Arab Republic of Egypt and its military, trailing behind the Russian Bear in embracing the latest strongman on the Nile should be considered an unqualified humiliation.

Going Nowhere: Does Egypt Have an Economic Plan?

Carina Kamel | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

Egypt's economic policy has been in a virtual holding pattern since the end of last year and the government finds itself in exactly the same situation today as it was nearly six months ago: having to implement tough but unavoidable reforms in the face of deep political division and with elections just around the corner.

Key Strategic Trends for the Middle East in 2013

Wadah Khanfar | Posted 03.08.2013 | World
Wadah Khanfar

The United States, the western powers and some Arab states would push for a (moderate ) Syrian regime. That is to say, one that is far-removed from the Islamic movement, not hostile toward Israel and close to the West.

Egypt's Constitutional Drafting Process Shows Egyptians Ready for Democracy

Sahar Aziz | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Sahar Aziz

Political grandstanding and posturing aside, the heated disputes show a sophisticated debate on the role of religion, individual rights, and power sharing among the branches of government.

Mohammed Morsi: Abe Lincoln in Disguise? Or Another Mubarak?

Steve Clemons | Posted 01.25.2013 | World
Steve Clemons

Is Morsi the kind of leader who will aggrandize total power and then liberalize like a George Washington or Abraham Lincoln? Or is he more like a Lee Kuan Yew who can build a state and the facade of a democratic system while holding tightly to power for decades in all ways that matter?

Egyptian Religion: A New Chapter?

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Religion in Egypt in particular, and in the wider Arab region, is very important to the local population. The question is, how is it going to be utilized, and how will different political groups and personalities react and engage with it?

And Egypt's President Is...

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Egypt's uncertain transition has taken yet another unpredictable turn. What happened in the last few days? What is the state of play in Egypt's political transition now? Where does Egypt go from here?

Alliance: New Prez' Decisions Lack Transparency, Clarity

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

CAIRO -- An alliance of pro-democracy advocates on Saturday criticized Egypt's new Islamist president for unilaterally choosing a prime minister with ...

With Polls Closed, Egypt Awaits Its President

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

* Polls closed; preliminary result could come in hours * Ruling generals to define new powers in Monday decree * Many vo...

Egypt's Increasingly Public Power Struggle

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led parliament began drawing up a no-confidence motion against the military-appointed government Thursday, fu...

Time for Tahrir 2.0

Sarah Leah Whitson | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Sarah Leah Whitson

Distressing signals from Egypt indicate it has veered off course from the freedom and democracy goals of Tahrir Square.

Religious Actors Can Be Democratizers

Monica Duffy Toft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Monica Duffy Toft

With news of Mubarak stepping down, the Muslim Brotherhood will be a force for democratic change for two reasons. The first regards the MB itself and the second is the role of religious actors in politics.

Sam Stein

GOP Divided On Egypt | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The uprising in the streets of Cairo presents tricky domestic politics for the Obama administration, as each diplomatic move is judged t...