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Egypt Revolution

Tactical Retreat: Ultras Absent From Protests in Egypt and Turkey

James Dorsey | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Militant, highly politicized soccer fans who played key roles in the toppling of Hosni Mubarak and last month's protests in Turkey have been conspicuously absent from the dramatic scenes in Cairo with the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi and ongoing smaller scale protests in Istanbul.

What Happens When a Nation Like Egypt Simply Shuts Down?

Mary Buffett | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Mary Buffett

As I watch the current situation unfold within Egypt, now that the military has deposed the government of President Mohamed Morsi and the streets are filled with crowds from both sides, I wonder how the depth of the political instability impacts the long-term international investment.

The Struggle for Egypt: Saudi Arabia's Regional Role

James Dorsey | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The Egyptian military coup was Saudi Arabia's third successful counter-strike in recent weeks against the wave of change in the Middle East and North Africa and its most important defeat to date of Qatari support for popular revolts and the Brotherhood.

Democracy Not Around the Corner in Egypt

Guy Ziv | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Guy Ziv

The July 3rd coup in Egypt dashed the hopes of those who believed that the 2011 revolution was a harbinger of democracy in the Arab world's most populous country.

Capturing Egypt's Revolutionary Graffiti

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Alexander Nicholson

As a new wave of political expression swept the country, I found that a new form of artistic political expression -- revolutionary graffiti -- had also enveloped Egypt's cities.

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.

Egypt's Christians Face Violence After Morsi Ouster

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

CAIRO -- With a mob of Muslim extremists on their tail, the Christian businessman and his nephew climbed up on the roof and ran for their lives, jumpi...

Muslim Brotherhood Vows To Keep Defying Military Crackdown

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood vowed Thursday to continue its "peaceful" resistance in defiance of the military's ouster of the country's Islamis...

What Booming Philippines Can Learn From Turkey, Brazil Protests: Centrality of Inclusive Growth and Manufacturing

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

The explosion in spontaneous protests should serve as a sobering reminder for rising economies such as the Philippines to avoid the mistakes of their more successful and prominent peers if they wish to move towards democratic deepening and full-fledged developed country status in the coming decades.

Military Coup in Egypt: A Recipe for Failure

James Dorsey | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Both Morsi and Erdogan's failure to adopt inclusive policies alienated a significant portion of the population. But unlike Erdogan, Morsi failed to realize that he had lostthe second ingredient of legitimacy: a recognition by those that had not voted for him that he was the country's elected leader.

Meet Egypt's New Leaders

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi: ...

Egypt Crisis Renews Democracy Debate

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As Egypt's political crisis tumbled toward its first night of major bloodshed last week, the country's army chief ...

A Stormy Summer for Democracy: The Arab Spring at Risk

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

To be sure, there is no turning back -- we can't rewind history -- but going forward demands that we understand just how contradictory and uncertain has been the path of earlier democratic revolutions.

WATCH: Egypt's Crisis Explained In 8 Minutes

Posted 07.08.2013 | World

Do the events in Egypt leave you dazed and overwhelmed? Do you have a hard time remembering who is protesting who and why? In a little less than eight...

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

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

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

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.

Media Wars in Egypt: The Revolution Continues With Journalists in the Crosshairs

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Courtney C. Radsch

Upon taking power and unseating the first democratically elected (if not necessarily governing) president, the military immediately shut down several Egyptian and Arab television stations and arrested numerous journalists.

Yet Another Instance of Islamic Exceptionalism?

Galip Dalay | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Galip Dalay

The Islamist identity of Morsy and his party seems to be the major reason for the reticence of the international community and media in defining this coup a coup.

Why We Continually See Revolutions

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Neale Donald Walsch

And so, another government and another president are removed from office in a revolution, this time (again) in Egypt. In the book The Storm Before th...

Egypt: A Return to the Old Turkish Model?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

After the downfall of Mubarak, and then the Brotherhood, whoever will hold the reins of power in Egypt, the military included, will have to realize that the new player in town, the Egyptian people, cannot and will not be taken for granted anymore.

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

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
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.

For the Common Egyptian, This Is a People's Coup

Sahar Taman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Sahar Taman

At this time the common Egyptian is happy with the Tamarud transitional plan, thankful for the Egyptian military's role in making it happen, and elated with own his power; the power of the people who ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in a people's coup.

Nobel Laureate Named Interim PM Of Egypt

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's new president moved to assert his authority Saturday by naming a chief rival of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as interim prime ministe...