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Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.

Cutting Aid Hurts U.S. More than Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Allan Topol

By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.

Crackdown: Muslim Brotherhood Faces Wave Of Trials

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood faces a wave of trials unlike any it has seen in its history, threatening to put a large number of ...

Egypt Car Bomb Signals Worrying Trend

AP | By ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 12.19.2013 | World

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A car bomb exploded Saturday near an Egyptian military intelligence compound in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, wounding six...

Egypt, the U.S. and the Limits of Foreign Aid

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Obama administration did not invoke the "coup" clause in the Foreign Aid Bill, so it does not have to automatically cut off all foreign aid to Egypt, yet it announced the withholding of cash transfer of $260 million and some military shipments. A message was sent, but what exactly? To whom? Why now?

Morsi's Murder Trial To Start November 4

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

The trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official M...

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

Arab Myths Distort Understanding of American Policy

James Zogby | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
James Zogby

The West is still mystified by the Arab World. Absent real understanding, our public discourse and, too often, our policy debates are informed by crude myths and negative stereotypes of the region, its culture and its people.

The American and Egyptian Revolutions: Not So Different After All

Alex Reichert | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Alex Reichert

There was no specific day in American history when the U.S. sprouted from scattered dysfunction into a cohesive beacon of freedom and democracy. Let's not be so quick to judge Egypt.

Egypt, Wake Up and Smell the Money

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.

Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show -- Why Satire Matters

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
American Anthropological Association

Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, and the satirical Billionaires deploy ironic humor to query the powerful and to insist that elected politicians owe voters an honest accounting of their actions.

Reporting Live From Egypt: Western Journalists

Ahmed Kadry | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Ahmed Kadry

Amidst this siege on the media and growing anti-Western sentiment, Western journalists continue to find it difficult to do their job since Morsi's ouster on July 3.

Thousands Of Morsi Supporters Take To The Streets, 6 Dead

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

By Maggie Fick CAIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and ...

Egypt's Rebels Who Lost Their Cause?

Khaled Diab | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Some critics in Egypt have wondered whether Tamarod's cosy relationship with the military and its growing jingoism is a sign that the movement sold out its revolutionary ethos to become a loyal lapdog to the SCAF.

Burning the Churches: Egypt's Christians in the Heat of August

Nelly van Doorn-Harder | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Egypt's Christians (as well as many Muslims) are ready to move on and feel far from powerless. They will rebuild, not only the structures but also those referred to by Pope Tawadros as the ones who, "have lost their humanity."

U.S. Foregin Policy and Egypt's Political Stalemate

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although the recent developments have drawn strong reactions from around the world, international diplomatic pressure -- particularly from the West and the United States -- has not been effective.

Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

Morsi Perfume?!

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

Palestinian security services have arrested an Islamist sympathiser in the West Bank for selling perfume named in honour of Egypt's ousted president M...

Washington and the Egyptian Tragedy

Stephen Zunes | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Stephen Zunes

The vast majority of Egyptians killed since the coup have been unarmed protesters who were struck down with American-made weapons by soldiers transported in American-made vehicles provided by the American taxpayer.

Egypt's Treacherous Road

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Many have suggested that the annual $1.3 billion that the Egyptian military is scheduled to receive from Washington also be suspended. Maybe it's time to turn the page and use that money for jobs for Egyptians instead of weapons for their military.

The Arab Spring Evolves: Army Intervention Justified and Correctly Redefines Democracy in Egypt

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.18.2013 | World
Steven Kurlander

Imagine this: Unhappy with high taxes, harsh economic fiscal policies and a lingering depression, revolutionaries led by angry war veterans storm cour...

Notes From Casablanca on the Tragedies in Cairo

Ahmed Charai | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

I do not believe that the latest turnover of power in Egypt, however popular among its citizens, will ultimately calm the situation.

Egypt: The Third Phase of the Arab Revolutions

Gilles Kepel | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Gilles Kepel

We must remember that there were three other Arab revolutions that followed different paths. And that was due to the extreme proximity of the countries where they took place to what constitutes the most important international issue in the Arab world: the ability to export daily a quarter of the oil consumed on the planet.

What Now for Egypt?

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The Army and the Brotherhood urgently need to agree on a lowest common denominator. The demands of all the sections of society, Coptic Christians, secularists, liberals, supporters of the Brotherhood and Salafis must be taken on board.

Perhaps Egypt Would Benefit From a Period of Benign Neglect

David Paul | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
David Paul

The Arab Spring mattered because we were a part of it. Our technology was an enabling force. And the aspirations of those battling on the ground centered around our core values. Freedom and liberty were at stake. It was an easy narrative and an easy thrill.