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Egyptian Politics

Clueless in Cairo

Dilip Hiro | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Dilip Hiro

For Washington, still so generous in its handouts to the Arab Republic of Egypt and its military, trailing behind the Russian Bear in embracing the latest strongman on the Nile should be considered an unqualified humiliation.

Letter From Cairo: Arab Winter and Revolutionary Regrets

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

"Before the revolution," locals say, things were bad but manageable. Before the revolution, everyone hated the same regime. After the revolution, hope has turned to fragmentation and fear. And tourism -- once a mainstay of the economy -- has slowed to a trickle.

Going Nowhere: Does Egypt Have an Economic Plan?

Carina Kamel | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

Egypt's economic policy has been in a virtual holding pattern since the end of last year and the government finds itself in exactly the same situation today as it was nearly six months ago: having to implement tough but unavoidable reforms in the face of deep political division and with elections just around the corner.

Egypt Marches to Dictatorship

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Morsi's Egypt is very similar to Mubarak's Egypt. Morsi can enact laws without the legislature, he is in control of the police, in control of the army and in control of foreign affairs and he signs all treaties. There are no checks and balances in the new Egypt -- all power is centralized in the office of the president.

Sudan Protests Rage Under Tahrir's Shadow

Shadi Bushra | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

When Sudan was debating the terms of its independence, many Arab Sudanese argued for a union with Egypt, their fellow sons of the Nile. And now, it seems, each is holding what may be its most important demonstrations to date.

Egypt's Unfinished and Unfinishable Revolution: Three Scenarios

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
O'Brien Browne

The current political situation in Egypt is a complex weave of shifting alliances, jostling for power, democratic aspirations, and fear -- fear of losing long-held privileges, of skeletons in closets, and of what tomorrow could bring.

For Egyptians, Salaam Equals Security

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marlene H. Phillips

Again and again we heard that said, that Egyptians hope Obama understands the Middle East situation better than his predecessor.