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Protecting the Media in Transitional States

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Dallin Van Leuven

Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

Hotlines Highlight Egypt's Crackdown On Muslim Brotherhood

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — After a bombing hit a security headquarters in Egypt's Nile Delta, calls flooded into a hotline run by security agencies as people repo...

Using and Abusing Polls

James Zogby | Posted 01.30.2014 | World
James Zogby

I have seen news stories, commentaries and tweets implying that our findings have good news for the Muslim Brotherhood, bad news for the military and surprising news about the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In fact the results are far more complex and nuanced.

Egypt To Dissolve Muslim Brotherhood NGO: Report

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Egypt's army-backed government has decided to annul the Muslim Brotherhood's legal registrati...

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
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.

All Is Not Lost for Obama in Egypt and Syria

Saad Khan | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Saad Khan

The time to get on right side of the fence has not passed yet and the Obama administration could save future embarrassment by choosing the right path.

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.

Brotherhood: Progress Of Revolution 'Wiped Out And Overturned'

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood pinned its hopes Friday on weekend elections to salvage its waning political fortunes, responding to a court ...

Machiavelli, Meet Egypt's Military Brass

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Now, just as the second round of the presidential race is about to begin, the SCAF has made its second move. And a bold one it is.

Egypt Reaches Deal On Constitutional Deal

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's newly elected parliament could be dissolved, the presidential election may have to be abandoned and the country's new constituti...

Searching for the Perfect Arab Democratic Model

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The emerging democratic model that Egyptians will produce will most likely become a model for an Arab world longing for an end to autocratic rule that has left Arabs lagging behind the rest of the world.

Aftershocks of the Egypt Spring on Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 07.07.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Logical analysis spells out democratic elections in Syria, not too far from now. Syrians are certain that once the violence stops, Syria will march toward a real democracy, just like Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood Is Dead: Long Live The Freedom And Justice Party

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
H.A. Hellyer

After Jan. 25, 2011, the MB leadership had a choice: transform the movement into a political party -- or remain as a movement. The choice had not been possible before due to political repression.

The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

Ed Koch | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., ...

The Meaning of Muslim Brotherhood Pragmatism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

The goal would be to temper the Islamicization of society and to ensure a moderate, balanced set of laws that does not ignore Islam but provides spaces for true democratic norms and protections for free speech and minorities.

The Lessons of Tahrir Square

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Tahrir Square, epicenter of the earthquake that ousted Egypt's western-backed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, is quiet -- for the moment.

Egypt's Military Wants To Oversee Constitutional Draft

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military rulers said Wednesday the next parliament will not be representative enough to independently oversee the drafting of a ...

Challenge for Political Islam in Syria

Sami Moubayed | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Regardless if the regime stays or not, political Islam is on the rise, they claim, and the Islamists will eventually overtake the Syrian parliament in democratic elections. A closer look, however, might prove otherwise.

Egypt's Election Results Delayed To Friday

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

CAIRO — Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt's first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's o...

Will There Be Another Arab Spring in 2061?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The future of the Arab World, whether seculars like it or not, is going to be in the hands of Islamic parties-- at least -- for the foreseeable future. This trend, just like Arab nationalism before it, will not last forever.

Voting Begins In Landmark Egypt Elections

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.27.2012 | World

CAIRO — They waited in long lines for hours to vote, despite a new wave of unrest, fears about a sharply divided society and uncertainty over th...

Brotherhood Stays On The Sidelines

AP | By LEE KEATH and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

CAIRO -- For months, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has focused single-mindedly on this moment – parliamentary elections beginning Monday that the f...

U.S. To Resume Contacts With Muslim Brotherhood

Posted 08.30.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The United States will resume limited contacts with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed on Thursd...

Time to Talk to Egypt's Islamists

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

The Egyptian right wing forces should work toward proving the compatibility of Islam and democracy and the concept of citizenship' rights in order to foster a positive image inside and outside Egypt.