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Washington's Egyptian Dilemma

Marwan Bishara | Posted 10.15.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

America's eagerness to maintain a close relationship with the military and remain relevant in the country has prevented it from taking a clear stand.

Riddle of the Sphinx

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


WATCH: Police Vehicle Topples Off Bridge

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

A photographer captured images of a police vehicle toppling off the 6th of October bridge in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. More than a hundred people w...

WRONG: Nobel Prize Winner Makes Unbelievable Morsi Comparison

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Yemeni journalist and 2011 Nobel Peace Price winner Tawakkol Karman recently came under fire for comparing Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi with...

Cairo's Dispersal Dilemma

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

Cairo is abuzz with talk of "dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain.

Violating the Law to Subsidize Egypt's Coup: Bipartisan Foolishness in Washington

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

U.S. policy in Egypt has been a disaster. Now the short-lived democratic revolution has been replaced by military rule with a meaningless civilian veneer. Washington should cut off foreign aid and disengage.

Egyptian Attitudes in the Post-Tammarud, Post-Morsi Era

James Zogby | Posted 10.10.2013 | World
James Zogby

What we found in the July poll is that Egyptian attitudes toward both their internal political situation and their relationship with the United States are conflicted and in flux.

Egypt and the West: the Liberal-Islamist Paradox

Khaled Diab | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

In the liberal/progressive reaches where principle matters most, there has been confusion over which principles take priority, mixed in with a profound misunderstanding (sometimes willful) of Egypt's political reality.

Turkey's Egyptian Overtures: Why Does Erdogan Care?

Somdeep Sen | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Somdeep Sen

The Gezi Park protests have not only collated the oppositions' sentiments that have aggregated since Erdogan took office in 2003, but also rendered his status as the unequivocal leader of all of Turkey as an empty shell.

It Was a Coup. Is a Junta next?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

The U.S. leverage in Egypt is not great, but it is not nothing. The U.S. needs to work with our allies to it make clear that a repeat of 1954 when a military coup led to a junta ruling Egypt for nearly six decades is not acceptable.

Free Abou Elela Mady!

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Muqtedar Khan

Abou Elela Mady is a friend of mine and he is in jail. He is the chairman of the centrist party Al-Wasat of Egypt. The new government of Egypt arrested him, on charges that I am convinced are not true. I call on the government of Egypt to free him now.

A Democratic Roadmap for Egypt

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

The fact remains that Morsi was a democratically elected president. Those who voted for him have every right to demand the contract they entered be honored.

Egypt: Clueless and Rudderless

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Parvez Ahmed

In 2011, along with millions of people around the world, I was mesmerized by the peaceful popular uprisings in Tahrir Square that eventually led to the end of three decades of dictatorial rule in Egypt. Two years ago, the millions on the street inspired hope. Today they evoke fear.

Toward a Solution for Egypt

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The important thing for Egypt is not necessarily for the Brotherhood to return to power and for Morsi to be the leader again: What matters is an immediate end to the violence, for the detained politicians to be released and for the people of Egypt to go back to the ballot box by democratic means.

Can Egypt Move Beyond the Politics of Retribution?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

BALI, Indonesia-- Former United States President Bill Clinton likes to tell the story about the time Nelson Mandela first took him to see his old pris...

Al Qaeda Leader Condemns Morsi Ouster

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is believed to have released a statement Friday condemning the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, according...

Obama's Bad Bet on the Egyptian Military

Rajan Menon | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

Egypt's political chasm continues to widen following the military's ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, who, despite his many flaws and blunders, was the only democratically elected president in the country's history.

Kick Egypt Off the Foreign Aid Dole: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize the Praetorian Military or Muslim Brotherhood

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Washington's best hope is to disengage, leaving Egyptians to decide their own future. The administration should simply point to the law. A coup has occurred and the democratic process has been overthrown by the military, so aid must be halted.

Morsi Supporters Prepare For Confrontation

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

* After backing govt, US signals mediation bid with Arab states * Government must let protesters demonstrate in peace-Kerry ...

Crocodile's Coup: Sobek Reincarnated

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

General Sisi's attempt to exchange favors with the Egyptian people is telling of more than SCAF's tyranny; it shows a glimpse of the dynamics of SCAF's relationship with the Egyptian people, and SCAF's perceived narrative of the revolution.

Egypt Post Morsi: Why There Is No Reason to Hope for a Real Democratic Transition

Jocelyne Cesari | Posted 09.25.2013 | World
Jocelyne Cesari

The real reason for the ousting of Morsi is that the army has been in charge all along. The reality is that the army is currently using the protests against Morsi to their benefit as they did in 2011 with the protests against Mubarak.

Winning Egypt's Long War With Extremism

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Dalia Mogahed

In what looked more like a scene from "The Dictator" than real life, Egypt's leading general and de-facto head of state Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi addressed cheering crowds in his full military fatigue and Gamal Abdel Nassir sunglasses on Wednesday.

Egypt, Repression or Reconciliation? When Egyptians Are Right and Wrong

Marwan Bishara | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

The Egyptian military proved that at the time of the January 25 uprising it belonged to the state -- not the regime -- when it sided with the people. The military made the right decision and was celebrated for it. This time around, however, it sided with one party over another in a rather swift and eerie manner.

The Latest From Cairo

Victor J. Willi | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Victor J. Willi

It remains to be seen how large the numbers will be who will follow Egyptian Commander of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's call, and whether al-Sisi indeed commands the authority to mobilize large sections of Egyptians into the streets. It is by all means a risky strategy.

The United States Should Quit Meddling in Egypt

Ivan Eland | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Ivan Eland

With the nation in turmoil, it is increasingly clear that both parties in Egypt are using U.S. policy toward Egypt as a whipping boy to rally support for their respective causes as they continue their standoff.