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In Egypt, Seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for What It Is

Stanley Weiss | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

By Stanley A. Weiss and Raphael Benaroya GSTAAD AND CAIRO--In the early 1990s, Robert Pelletreau, the United States ambassador to Egypt, met with Egy...

Sisi Tapes Are Genuine, British Forensic Lab Finds

David Hearst | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
David Hearst

If nothing else, the tapes show the most senior advisers to Sisi discussing the minutiae of how to fix evidence and make a barracks look like a prison. The tapes establish a prima facie case for the involvement of officials at the highest levels of the state in the abuses that are going on. They even boast about them.

President Obama Touts Partnership With Egypt's Military Regime: Yet Repression Continues Unabated

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

In any case, Washington's influence is limited: The Sisi regime will do whatever it believes necessary to retain power. Whatever America does, Egypt is likely to end up without liberty or stability. Washington should step back from a crisis that it can't resolve.

Why It Would Be a Big Mistake for the U.S. to Cut Aid to Egypt

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Ahmed Zewail

The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.

Sophia Jones

Deadly Attacks On Security Personnel In Egypt Spur Stronger Crackdown On Dissent | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- After twin attacks Friday that killed 33 security personnel in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and its pro-government institutions have...

One Year After Egypt's Rab'a Massacre, U.S. Still Funding Repression

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The U.S. government refuses to even obey its own laws, which would entail cutting the $1.3 billion to the Egyptian military. Too much is at stake for powerful interests.

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

Jeremiah J. Bowden | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
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.

Deadly Violence In Egypt On Anniversary Of Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - Five men died in Cairo in separate incidents involving a bomb blast and protester clashes with security forces on Thur...

Instead of Meddling Endlessly in the Mideast, Washington Should Stop Trying to Fix Iraq and Everywhere Else

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

American intervention has broken pottery all over the Middle East. Every time the U.S. attempts to repair its last accident, it increases and spreads the mess. It is time for a different approach. One in which Washington does not attempt to micromanage the affairs of other nations. In which Washington practices humility. This would not be isolationism. America, and especially Americans, should be engaged in the world. Economic and cultural ties benefit all. Political cooperation can help meet global problems. Humanitarian needs are varied and manifold. Military action sometimes is necessary, but only rarely -- certainly far less often than presumed by Washington.

Israel has Egypt over a barrel

David Hearst | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
David Hearst

The export of gas to Israel was stopped by the Egyptian revolution. Israel had by this time discovered so much gas in the Eastern Mediterranean that it was looking to Egypt not as a source of gas, but as a means of liquefying its gas and exporting it to the international markets.

A Hundred Years from John Dewey to FOX News

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 07.26.2014 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Over the past hundred years, the process of polarized dehumanization, distrust, and betrayal has resulted in a spiraling deprecation of cultural and social values in Muslim countries.

Egypt: How to Fix an Election

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Neil Hicks

In many ways, the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, which will take place on May 26-27, are an object lesson in how to fix an election while presenting a façade that everything is free and fair.

A Chill in the Arab Spring Air

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Egypt's election, together with the others, only underscores the shattered hopes for democratic empowerment that facile Western commentators had once cheered as an "Arab spring."

The Politics of Judicial Repression in Egypt

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It appears that the West has lost the quality of moral indignation which it did express sometimes in the past to castigate egregious behavior in different parts of the world.

Egypt Court Sentences 2 Morsi Supporters To Death

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A court in Egypt's second-largest city sentenced two supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday for throwing tw...

A Reflection: The Fight for Democracy in Egypt

Erin Banco | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Erin Banco

As turmoil, political unrest, and violence continue to escalate in Cairo, we are rarely reminded of the beginning -- the beginning of a time in Egypt, that Anthony Shadid, a former reporter for the New York Times who died in Syria in 2012, once coined as an "epiphany."

Let Americans Never Have to Ask Ourselves, 'Who Lost Egypt?'

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

If Americans are still interested in playing a major role in the Middle East, or even just the Gulf region, strong relations with Egypt are not optional. Egypt, too, can hardly expect to find a more valuable strategic partner.

Forget About Democracy in Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The Egyptian people have shown they prefer military rule. It's time we in the United States honored their preference and stopped trying to remake Egypt in our own image.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

Is Al-Sisi Egypt's Putin?

David Hearst | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
David Hearst

Sisi's rise from career officer to national savior is reminiscent of another man who has set back the cause of democracy in his country by decades: Vladimir Putin.

Egypt Army Chief Reportedly To Run For President After Toppling Morsi

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

(Adds quotes from Sisi, details on crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood movement, economic problems in Egypt) By Michael Georgy ...

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Referred To New Trial

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Monday referred to trial the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 50 others on charges of inciting supporters t...

Security Forces Crush Egyptian Demonstrators

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country's furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced ...

The State of Egypt's Revolution, Three Years Later

David Hearst | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
David Hearst

The Muslim Brotherhood has survived three major crackdowns in its 80 year history with its reformist agenda in tact. Whatever happened, its leaders clung to the dream of changing Egypt from within and gradually. Until today.

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Cast Votes On Proposed Constitution As Military Suppresses Opposition | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Amid massive troop deployment Tuesday, Egyptians lined up outside polling stations around the country to cast their votes at the start of a t...