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Egypt Revolution

Clinton's "Long Game" Advancing Internet Freedom

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Price

There's now an incipient tradition: an annual Clinton Internet-celebrating speech. Mobilization, demonstration, action -- these, Secretary Clinton seems to conclude -- are the consequence of a system of approaches.

Egypt To Release Hundreds Of Political Prisoners

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Saturday Egypt would release more than 200 political prisoners, saying only a few were de...

The Problem With Democracy

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


From 9/11 To Jan. 25: America's Changing View Of Islam

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

The image that comes up in too many people's heads when they hear the term "Muslim" is planes flying into the World Trade Center. Eighteen days in Egypt changed all that.

Free At Last! Now What?

Lorna Bright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

No, I've never toppled a dictatorship or torn down a divisive wall, but I do know that even the smallest steps to freedom can be frightening and somewhat intimidating.

Why a Post-Mubarak Egypt Matters to the U.S.

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Bob Casey

Egyptians will face considerable challenges in the months and years to come as they work to perfect their democratic experiment. If asked, we should stand ready to help -- not in the name of charity, but in the name of U.S. interests.

2/11 Now Supplants 9/11 as the Narrative of Our Time

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

9/11 consciousness is born of a few empire and tribal extremists that is imposed on the many. 2/11 consciousness flows from the synergy of millions with the power to root out an entrenched dictator in 18 days.

Equation for a Modern Revolution

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

Although events appear to have fundamentally changed the relationship between governments and their people, they cannot yet be said to be revolutions.

The Fallacy Of The 'Clash Of Civilizations'

Charles Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Charles Kimball

One of the most frequently asked questions since 9/11 -- "Why do they hate us?" -- has served to reinforce a simplistic and dangerously misleading framework for understanding.

Revolutionary Apps: the Real Social Media Driving Today's Political Protests

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayes

Social media has received much credit for its role in galvanizing throngs of protesters. But while the press likes to call out the big platforms, it has actually been a set of lesser-known tools at the heart of these uprisings.

'You Say You Want a Revolution'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Not all revolutionaries and revolutions are remembered with the fondness of Byron and Guevara.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

Israel, Tahrir Square Demonstrators United by Common Values of Liberty and Freedom

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

It is not a stretch to say that the demonstrators in Tahrir Square, who created a revolution by demanding liberty and freedom, had more in common with the government of Israel than with any other Arab government in the Middle East.

The Counsels of Prudence

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Liberal political culture involves a commitment to the twin values of democracy and peace. Where the former is fragile, the latter is likely to be as well.

'Rage, Rap and Revolution: Inside the Arab Youth Quake'

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, as thousands of people gathered to protest against their ruler at a busy intersection in Manama, the capital of the small isl...

A Plea to the President to Promote Arab Freedom

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Surely every president wishes to be transformational; and now President Obama has been given an unequaled opportunity to change the very course of history by liberating hundreds of millions of people.

America's Internet Freedom Agenda

Evgeny Morozov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Evgeny Morozov

There is a danger now that Washington's noble and idealistic push to promote Internet freedom may serve as yet another excuse not to reexamine and correct the deeply cynical realpolitik foundations of U.S. foreign policy.

Dreams of the Iraqi Air Force vs. Needs of the Iraqi People

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While indeed decimated as a result of wars, a new Iraqi Air Force has started to rise again from its ashes -- ironically with the help of the same powers that destroyed it in the first place.

Egypt's Army and the Future -- The Turkish Model?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

No institution in Egypt is better suited than the military to supervise the delicate transformation which is already in place. Egypt's own internal peace, as well as the peace of the entire me depend on their success. The odds are good.

The Peace Sign in the Middle East

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathaniel Zelinsky

The V for Victory was born in the dark days of World War II as a method of Allied propaganda, now its a pan-Arab-Persian sign, crossing borders, ethnic groups, languages, and religions.

What's Next?

Bob Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Walsh

Youth voices are now echoing across Algeria, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Iran. We must now give them the tools they need in order to succeed in building a positive future for their respective countries and for us as a global society.

The Making of a New Narrative in the Middle East

Randa Slim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randa Slim

The citizens of Tunisia and Egypt now face the hard work of nation-building. It is in the West's interest to help make these two stories end well. Otherwise, the longest war will be with us for generations to come.

Egypt a Mystery for Travelers, Even Before Its Unrest

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Egypt is ubiquitous these days. Cairo pops up right away if you go to a news site or snap on a car radio or TV. The surging crowds, the talking head...

Ensuring Egypt's Victory By Repealing Emergency Laws

Jason Erb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Erb

What's needed for a democratic transition in Egypt is for the emergency laws to go. It will only be through their repeal that civic life, the rule of law and basic human rights will be respected and can be exercised.

Egypt Post-Mortem: American Principles and the New Middle East

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

The regime changes of the past month are not cause for an American victory lap. And when future Egyptian leaders speak out against oppression, their anger will be also directed at the U.S.