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Morsi Opponents Clash With Police In Massive Rally

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home

By Edmund Blair and Tamim Elyan CAIRO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Opponents of President Mohamed Mursi clashed with Cairo police on Tuesday as...

Boy's Death Demonstrates Egypt's Power Rift

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home

By Yasmine Saleh DAMANHOUR, Egypt, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Islam Massoud's funeral laid bear the political feud in Egypt that caused his de...

Morsi Reportedly Agrees To Limit Controversial Decree's Scope

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home

By Tom Perry and Marwa Awad CAIRO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Islamists tried to defuse a political crisis on Monday, with Pres...

No Real Surprises in Egypt

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

The real surprise from Egypt is the ritual Western "surprise," another indication of the disconnect between a liberal Western view of the world and that of veteran Islamists and long-time members of the Muslim Brotherhood, such as President Muhammad Morsi.

The Dictators of the Middle East

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Liaquat Ali Khan

The dictators of the Middle East, arising from the core of the Muslim world, disgrace the religion of Islam, forcing non-Muslims to conclude that it must be Islam that prompts rulers to forcibly establish sole proprietorships.

Mohammed Morsi: Abe Lincoln in Disguise? Or Another Mubarak?

Steve Clemons | Posted 01.25.2013 | Home
Steve Clemons

Is Morsi the kind of leader who will aggrandize total power and then liberalize like a George Washington or Abraham Lincoln? Or is he more like a Lee Kuan Yew who can build a state and the facade of a democratic system while holding tightly to power for decades in all ways that matter?

Egypt Presidency: Morsi Decree 'Temporary'

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2013 | Home

CAIRO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Egyptian presidency said on Sunday it was committed to engaging "all political forces" to reach common ground on the con...

Egyptian President Faces Judicial Revolt Over Power Grab

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2013 | Home

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion from judges who accused him on Saturday of ...

Egyptians Clash With Police Again Over President's New Powers

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2013 | Home

By Tom Perry CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Youths clashed with police in Cairo on Saturday as protests at new powers assumed by President ...

'A Temporary Dictator'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home

CAIRO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent...

Israel/Palestine -- Reflections on the Other's Humanity During Wartime

Harvey Stein | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Harvey Stein

We are all human. And humans, especially men, seem to ride high in war times, looking at it as cold-heartedly as a chess game.

Egypt Sees 'Some Indication' Of Israel/Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | Home

CAIRO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday there were "some indications" a ceasefire could be reached soon between ...

Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

Monique Villa | Posted 01.12.2013 | Home
Monique Villa

Hopes were high that the Arab Spring would bring not just political change, but greater gender equality, too. But despite the major role they played in the uprisings, many activists worry that women are being left out of the political process.

Obama, Romney, and the Foreign Policy Debate

Stephen Zunes | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Romney's perceived need to lie about Obama's record and his reluctance to provide much in the way of specific policy alternatives is indicative of how little difference there actually is between the two when it comes to the U.S. role in the world.

Democracy at the Heart of Islamic Revival

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 12.29.2012 | Home
Muqtedar Khan

Much of what is happening in Egypt demonstrates that Islam and democracy are compatible. President Morsi has repeatedly stated that what he and Egyptians seek is a civil, not an Islamic, state -- one that will treat all its citizens equally, men and women, Muslim and non-Muslim.

Egypt's Constitutional Clash: Liberals vs. Islamists (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Home
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

If you thought Egypt's revolution was chaotic, you haven't been following its constitutional process, which is all the more confusing and critical, as liberals and Islamists clash over role of Shariah law.

Binders Full of Women Can't Crack the Mormon Glass Ceiling

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.20.2012 | Women
Natalie Pace

America needs real women sitting at the table of power.

'A Slap In The Face'

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

CAIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor said on Saturday he will keep his job, in a blow to President Mohamed Mursi who just two days ag...

Morsi's Relativization Of Human Rights Would End Arab Spring

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Aaron Rhodes

In his maiden speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi struck out against the freedom of expression as a universal principle. The speech was warmly received.

Obama Passes Through the Minefield of UN Week (But Sets Up A Potential Explosion Next Year)

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
William Bradley

Like a ship navigating through a strait filled with mines, President Barack Obama succeeded in getting through this year's United Nations week gathering of heads of government in New York without damage to his re-election. But he also set up a potentially explosive confrontation during his second term over Iran's nuclear program.

A Yankee Spring in the Middle East

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Sarwar Kashmeri

None of the protests have dwelled on American ties to Mubarak. Could it be that Egyptians do recognize American help in launching their Arab Spring? I believe they do and instead have offered the U.S. a second chance to get on the right side of Egyptian history.

Morsi's Visit and U.S. Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 11.25.2012 | Home
Philip Seib

As Egypt and the larger Arab world evolve, so too must U.S. public diplomacy change to conform to the region's new realities.

President Morsi Makes His Demand on the U.S.

Ed Koch | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For the United States, the concept of free speech covers the rude, crude, false and the blasphemous. Our response to that which offends us is to criticize but not to prohibit or seek by violence to deter.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Perception and Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.25.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Those who draw hasty conclusions that an Egypt led by the Muslim Brotherhood will soon become an Islamic state fashioned after Saudi Arabia or the oppressive regime in Iran neither appreciates Egypt's uniqueness nor its storied history.

White House Blames Innocence of Muslims for Topless Kate Middleton Photos

Spencer Green | Posted 11.24.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The White House is blaming the controversial anti-Muhammad film The Innocence of Muslims for the topless photos of Kate Middleton recently published in the French magazine Closer.