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Paul: Aid 'Must Stop' After Coup

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has introduced a bill to halt the $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt, the first such legislation since ...

Law & Order Under Egypt's 'Democratic Coup'?

John L. Esposito | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
John L. Esposito

It is wishful thinking on the part of the old Mubarak regime holdovers and the disorganized secular elite in Egypt to think that their counter-revolution will change the general popular Egyptian identification with Islam.

Egypt's Hard Lesson: Old Time Religion Cannot Lead a Modern Democracy

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Clay Farris Naff

Power-sharing, pluralism, minority rights -- these are alien concepts to those who seek to rule in God's name. Yet, these concepts form the heartbeat of liberal democracy.

White House Backs Official Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday voiced confidence in the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, who has come under f...

White House Taking Time To Consider Morsi Removal

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it will take time to determine whether the Egyptian military's removal of Presiden...

Restore Egypt's Elected Government

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

American politicians and pundits know almost nothing about Egypt but were quick to endorse the military coup against Morsi. The reason is Islamophobia: the biased U.S. presumption that Morsi's fall is simply the result of Islamist authoritarianism. The truth is a little more complicated.

Meet Egypt's New Leaders

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi: ...

I Mourn Egypt

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

The Egyptian army claims that it was forced to overthrow a legitimately elected president because it was merely giving effect to the will of the Egyptian people. But most of these people are forgetting basic facts that do not bode well for the future.

Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion Is the Way to Go in Egypt!

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Egypt is caught between two warring instincts, each seeking to exclude half the country from public space and influence.

Egypt Aid Question Divides Congress Following Military Takeover

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or a...

A Gift From the United States to Mideast Zealots

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Embarrassingly, our law professor president refuses to label the arrest of Egypt's freely elected president by the military a coup because that would trigger an end to the $1.5 billion in U.S. aid as a matter of law.

Egypt Islamist Party In Bind After Killings

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

CAIRO -- An Islamist party that is a key member of the factions that backed the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi threatened to break with...

Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

In addition to the importance of adhering to the rule of law -- not a small thing in its own right -- there are other good reasons to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.

Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The question raised by the ouster of Egypt's President Morsi is whether Islam is compatible with democracy or any form of government that empowers the people and limits the power of leaders to hold merely representative offices with limited terms of public service.

Expectations and Reality in Egypt: A Time for Authentic Pragmatism

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Since I conduct research on peace and conflict in Egypt and have barely been able to peel myself away from the coverage of ongoing events, I get a lot of questions on my views of what's transpired recently.

White House: U.S. Won't Immediately Change Aid To Egypt

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid pro...

Egypt Presents an Awkward Moment: Does the U.S. Really Favor Democracy?

Eric Black | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Eric Black

We have played a role in bringing democracy to many nations, but we tend not to boast so much about the many instances in which the United States has overthrown democracies abroad when the citizens of other countries elected leaders we didn't like.

Meet The Egyptian Rebel Who 'Owns' Tahrir Square

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

By Yasmine Saleh and Paul Taylor CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - Mahmoud Badr "owns" the Egyptian street. The 28-year-old act...

Egypt: A Return to the Old Turkish Model?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

After the downfall of Mubarak, and then the Brotherhood, whoever will hold the reins of power in Egypt, the military included, will have to realize that the new player in town, the Egyptian people, cannot and will not be taken for granted anymore.

Lawmakers Urge Measured Response To Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics


For the Common Egyptian, This Is a People's Coup

Sahar Taman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Sahar Taman

At this time the common Egyptian is happy with the Tamarud transitional plan, thankful for the Egyptian military's role in making it happen, and elated with own his power; the power of the people who ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in a people's coup.

Egypt: It's Complicated

Carina Kamel | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

The strife Egyptians have been living through for the past year and indeed since the 2011 revolution is certainly not over; in fact, more uncertainty will likely follow, but for millions the current situation is the best possible (or least worst) outcome of a disastrous transition.

In Egypt, Have the People Overthrown Themselves?

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Morsi was removed from power not for crimes against the state, but largely for poor job performance and having too many political enemies (particularly in the military). These are issues to be settled at the ballot box, not by mobs and tanks surrounding the presidential palace in Cairo.

Egypt's Second Act

James Zogby | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
James Zogby

Change is never easy and is most often messy. If the events of the last two years have demonstrated anything it is that the Egyptian people want change, they feel empowered to demand change, and, when it is not forthcoming, those in power will be held on a short leash that can be pulled back.

Egyptians On Edge After Night of Violence

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Security forces boosted positions near a protest camp by supporters of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as authorities Saturday plotted their nex...