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The Cliffs We Aren't Falling From (and One From Which We Are)

William Bradley | Posted 02.14.2013 | World
William Bradley

As the Obama Administration works to "re-balance" the nation's strategic focus, there are several crises which seemed to approach metaphorical cliffs all their own.

Egypt Votes On Constitution

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptians took their quarrel over a draft constitution to polling stations Saturday after weeks of violent turmoil between the newly empowere...

The Simple Majority

Maryam Abolfazli | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
Maryam Abolfazli

In the short time that I spent in Egypt and through the limited number of people I spoke to, I found that the dissatisfaction with Morsi was not solely the dissatisfaction of the elite but spread across the population, religious and secular.

Egyptian Islamists, Opponents Hold Rival Rallies Before Vote

AP | SARAH EL DEEB and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

CAIRO — Waving swords and clubs, Islamist supporters of Egypt's draft constitution clashed with opponents in the Mediterranean port city of Alex...

'There Will Be A Lot Of Blood'

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

By Giles Elgood CAIRO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A leading opposition figure warned of more blood on the streets when Egyptians vote on a new...

Egypt's Opposition Urges 'No' Vote On Constitution

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's opposition called on its followers Wednesday to vote "no" in a crucial referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist...

WATCH: Dispelling Egypt's Biggest Myth

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 02.10.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

On December 15, a historic referendum is set to be held on a draft consitution that has further polarized the country, pinning supporters of President Morsi, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, against a galvanized opposition made up of liberals, socialists and other youth groups.

Masked Gunmen Attack Egyptian Protesters In Tahrir

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

CAIRO — Most Egyptian judges rejected any role Tuesday in overseeing the country's constitutional referendum, a move likely to cast further doub...

The Irony of Egypt's Crisis of Leadership

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
H.A. Hellyer

The Muslim Brotherhood leadership is convinced that there are huge forces within Egypt that wishes to wipe it out. Yet, with the actions of the past couple of weeks, the MB has managed to increase the popularity of such sentiment.

Whither Mohammed Morsi and His Muslim Brotherhood?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

Will the Muslim Brotherhood adopt the same tactics Hosni Mubarak used for three decades to sustain absolute power, in this case hiding their intentions behind the pretext that "free elections equal full democracy"?

Egyptian Army Takes Over Security Ahead Of Vote

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military assumed responsibility Monday for protecting state institutions and maintaining security ahead of a Dec. 15 constitutio...

Egyptian Opposition Renews Protest Call After Morsi Annuls Decree

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's opposition said Sunday it will keep up protests against a referendum on a disputed draft constitution but stopped short of advocating...

PHOTOS: Protesters Attack Brotherhood HQ In Cairo

Posted 12.10.2012 | World

Opponents and supporters of Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi have clashed for several days this week, after Morsi had issued a decree that gave himse...

Egypt's Military Warns Of 'Disastrous Consequences' If Crisis Continues

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

CAIRO — A national dialogue committee said a referendum on a disputed draft constitution will be held on schedule, but President Mohammed Morsi ...

The Real Winner in the Egyptian Constitution? The Military

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Tom Ginsburg

While controversy swirls around the reach of Islam and the scope of presidential power in Egypt's proposed constitution, the primary beneficiaries of the new Constitution -- the military -- are flying under the radar

Protestors Break Through Presidential Palace Barriers

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cair...

Double Jeopardy in Egypt: Why You Should Care

Seth Engel | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Seth Engel

Though nominally a domestic issue, Egypt is facing a similarly vexing threat to international justice. This threat should be followed closely the world over.

Thousands Of Egyptians March On Presidential Palace

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt postponed early voting on a contentious draft constitution, and aides to President Mohammed Morsi floated the possibility of cance...

Obama Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Egypt Violence To President Morsi

Posted 12.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday to express his "deep concern" about th...

Morsi Slams Protesters For Serving Old Regime

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

CAIRO — An angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political cr...

A Field Guide to the Current Middle East Mess, Part Deux

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The ever-present turmoil in the Middle East compels a second edition of my Field Guide to the Middle East Mess.

Laugh Like an Egyptian

Carina Kamel | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

At one of the most critical moments in post-revolution Egypt and in the throes of a political tsunami I found myself laughing uncontrollably. I was watching the season premiere of Bassem Youssef's satirical news show Al Bernameg.

5 Killed In Cairo Clashes

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist leader killed at least five people, according to state televi...

Cairo Clashes Intensify

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

By Yasmine Saleh and Marwa Awad CAIRO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednes...

Egypt's Islamists Call For Rival Rally At Presidential Palace

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt descended into political turmoil on Wednesday over the constitution drafted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi, and at...