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Egyptian Military

Has Sisi's Disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood Poisoned Egypt's Position on the Conflict in Gaza?

Jeremiah J. Bowden | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Jeremiah J. Bowden

In November 2012 Mohammed Morsi's Egypt was a vocal supporter of Hamas. Now, less than 20 months later, Egypt's current leadership classifies Hamas as a terrorist organization that ought to be wiped off the face of the Earth.

Regime Repression and Paranoia Grows in Egypt

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

The Egyptian military clearly has the upper hand at this time, but their hold on power is ultimately fragile. The younger generation of Egyptians will not likely be satisfied with military rule any more than they were with Mubarak or the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sophia Jones

Top Egyptian Comedian Slams Military For Saying It Can 'Cure' AIDS And Hepatitis C | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- Egypt's leaders have lately managed to make themselves punchlines in the national conversation. First, police arrested the so-called "spy sto...

Morsi Claims He Was Kidnapped Before Ousting

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Hadeel Al Shalchi CAIRO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard ...

U.S. To Scale Back Aid To Egypt: Reports

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 10.10.2013 | Home

The United States is reportedly planning to cut back much of its military aid to Egypt. CNN reported on Tuesday that the U.S. was prepared to halt ...

Dominating Religion in Egypt's Pseudo-secular State

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.18.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

I fear that, eventually, a vicious and bloody revolution will bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in Egypt. It is all too often forgotten that the CIA coup of the democratically elected Mosaddegh government in Iran led to the Iranian revolution twenty years later.

Egypt, Wake Up and Smell the Money

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Anyone following the Egyptian media since President Morsi's overthrow would get a very quick education in how to invent the twilight zone, and then live in it.

Perils of a Quick Transition to Democracy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 10.22.2013 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

What is absurd is that while the US has been witnessing the unfolding events in Egypt over the past 30 months, the Obama administration is now making precisely the same mistake again by pushing for early elections and writing, in a hurry, a new constitution.

Here's What The Egyptian Military Has Been Buying With Your Tax Dollars

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie and Nick Wing | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the number of civilian protesters killed in clashes with Egyptian military forces continued to climb this week, members of Congress b...

Tragedy and Nonsense

James Zogby | Posted 10.17.2013 | Home
James Zogby

The events unfolding across Egypt have all the aspects of a classic tragedy. The characters involved, each in their own way, have demonstrated that they have been unable to rise above their fatal flaws with the result being the horror we are now witnessing.

Egyptian Crackdown, American Comedown

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When all our options are bad options......

Joshua Hersh

'They're Going To Kill Us Tonight, And All We Ask Is That You Be Our Witnesses' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- The streets of downtown Cairo erupted in a frenzy of violence on Friday, as protest marches and high emotions brought tens of thousands of pe...

CAIRO: 'Everyone Here Expects America To Fix Things'

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Middle East Correspondent Joshua Hersh joined HuffPost Live Thursday from Cairo to react to President Obama's speech about the escalating cri...

Journalist: U.S. Has 'Moral Imperative' To Cut Egypt Military Funding

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As violence continues in Egypt, an ongoing debate is ensuing here on American soil about the role of the United States in this international crisis. S...

Egyptian Attitudes in the Post-Tammarud, Post-Morsi Era

James Zogby | Posted 10.10.2013 | Home
James Zogby

What we found in the July poll is that Egyptian attitudes toward both their internal political situation and their relationship with the United States are conflicted and in flux.

Obama's Bad Bet on the Egyptian Military

Rajan Menon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
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.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WATCH: Wadah Khanfar Lets Loose On Egyptian Military, U.S Hypocrisy | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Home

Former Director General of Al Jazeera Wadah Khanfar joined me Monday for a wide-ranging conversation on the ongoing violence in Egypt, slamming the mi...

Egyptians Want Job Security

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

Amin Abu Hashem has lived in Egypt all his life, and he thinks the media has fundamentally misunderstood what is going on there. "What we ultimately want is food in our bellies and money in our pockets," Amin said.

The Big Lie Egypt's Military (And America!) Are Selling The World

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Home
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

America should recognize and leverage its influence with Egypt's military to begin pushing for more transparency and accountability, especially in regards to its brutality and dominance in Egypt's political roadmap and its economy.

U.S. Aid to Egypt: Let Them Eat F-16s

Barry Lando | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Barry Lando

There is something almost obscene about the announcement out of Washington that the U.S. is going ahead with plans to deliver more sophisticated military equipment to Egypt, despite the military coup that overthrew President Mohammed Morsi.

Law & Order Under Egypt's 'Democratic Coup'?

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.09.2013 | Home
John L. Esposito

It is wishful thinking on the part of the old Mubarak regime holdovers and the disorganized secular elite in Egypt to think that their counter-revolution will change the general popular Egyptian identification with Islam.

WATCH: Egyptian Army Crashes CNN Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 07.05.2013 | Media

A CNN broadcast in Cairo was cut short Friday evening when a member of the Egyptian military abruptly seized the crew's camera. Ben Wedemann, a sen...

Egypt's Military State Within a State

Barry Lando | Posted 09.03.2013 | Home
Barry Lando

Since the fall of Mubarak, the military have feared not just a takeover by radical Muslims. There is also the fact that real civilian rule could spell an end to the system of massive military corruption and patronage that has gone on for decades in Egypt.

Egypt 2.0

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

While the U.S. can try to exert pressure for a quick return to a democratic state, ultimately it will be up to the Egyptian military to move the country forward. But its promise of a roadmap for reconciliation will face great challenges because the country is so deeply divided, and the Muslim Brotherhood will be more energized than ever.