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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

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.

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 registration...

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.

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.

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 New Yo...

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.

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.

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.

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 Thursday, ...

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.

Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: An Attempt To Steal the Show

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The governments of the Arab Gulf states have been skeptical of the Arab Spring. For many political observers this skepticism stemmed from the fact tha...

Egypt: The Days of Rage and the Days After

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Israel and the United States are unlikely to benefit from Egypt's liberation. The Pharaohs of the modern Middle East, ironically, may have been Israel's best hope for a true and lasting peace.

Shocking New Evidence That Forced Hosni Mubarak's Resignation

Andy McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

While doing my daily browsing of Craigslist Egypt to find a sweet, ancient Egyptian couch and maybe even an Akhenaten era ping pong table that some grave robber is just going to throw to the curb anyway, I made this shocking discovery.

The Egyptian Paradox (A Riddle for the Sphinx)

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Do we, as supposedly liberty-loving Americans, really support people's revolutions? Or do we impose our own idea of revolution on others?

Why Tahrir Is Not Tiananmen

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

The signs are all there that this is the Arab equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall. There may be uncertain days ahead, but we are undoubtedly watching a new awakening in Cairo.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's Involvement in the Mass Protests

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua W. Walker

During the last few "anger days" in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has focused on unifying motives -- like human rights and democracy -- while ignoring its potentially divisive ideological stances, namely Islamizing the society.

Egypt's Future Rests With the Military

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

By now it has become increasingly clear that the future of Egypt's stability, political reforms and progress rest almost entirely in the hand of its military.