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'A Temporary Dictator'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

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

Israel's Game Changing War

Joshua Gleis | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Joshua Gleis

The recent flare up of violence between Israel and the Hamas has highlighted three specific game changes from wars past.

Egypt Sees 'Some Indication' Of Israel/Gaza Truce

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

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

A Yankee Spring in the Middle East

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
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 | World
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.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Perception and Reality

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
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.

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Clarifies Eyebrow-Raising Egypt Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's statement in an interview Wednesday night that the Egyptian government was neither an ally nor an enemy to the ...

The Arab Spring's Islamist Inheritors

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt challenges the pillars of Saudi strategy in the Middle East while posing a dilemma for the United States. The two partners have devised a response whose centerpiece is an understanding with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood as to the terms of what amounts to "peaceful coexistence."

Egypt Marches to Dictatorship

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 10.21.2012 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Morsi's Egypt is very similar to Mubarak's Egypt. Morsi can enact laws without the legislature, he is in control of the police, in control of the army and in control of foreign affairs and he signs all treaties. There are no checks and balances in the new Egypt -- all power is centralized in the office of the president.

Should We Fear Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has caused consternation and fear across the Middle East and the world. But should it?

Why 2012's Morsi Is Like 2008's Obama

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Morsi must act quickly to win the trust of his country's long-standing allies; the world needs a strong and stable Egypt and Egypt needs the world's confidence to boost its economy and regain stability.

Big Questions for President Morsi

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

The conflicting agendas of the military, the Brotherhood, and the street will continue to set the stage for the next period of transition. It's not over yet.

Time to Turn the Page on Egypt

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Morsi has a unique opportunity to demonstrate what a fair and democratic leader can do in the region. If we truly believe in the value of democracy, the value of freedom, and the power of the people's voice, we will support Egypt and its new president on their journey towards a free and democratic society.

Egypt's Political Rise and Fall... and Rise Again?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Can Egypt now leave its recent dark times behind and reclaim its past glory? Can it make history again?