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Dear President Obama: Freedom and Democracy Must Come First in Egypt

Emad Shahin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Emad Shahin

If the United States does not take an unambiguous position and demonstrate unmistaken resolve against Egypt's current undemocratic path, and if your administration decides to resume suspended aid programs in the face of growing repression and brutality, your words on democracy and human rights will ring hollow.

Forget About Democracy in Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The Egyptian people have shown they prefer military rule. It's time we in the United States honored their preference and stopped trying to remake Egypt in our own image.

Joshua Hersh

State Of The Union Omits Egypt, Country's Second Snub In A Week | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- For the second time within a week, a major policy speech by a top Obama administration figure passed without mention of what was once a lead...

Egypt's Dark Tunnel -- Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 12.30.2013 | Home
Adil E. Shamoo

Egypt is the heartbeat of the Arab world, and the path it chooses will have a profound influence on all Arabs.

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | Home
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Anyone following the Egyptian media since President Morsi's overthrow would get a very quick education in how to invent the twilight zone, and then live in it.

All Is Not Lost for Obama in Egypt and Syria

Saad Khan | Posted 10.27.2013 | Home
Saad Khan

The time to get on right side of the fence has not passed yet and the Obama administration could save future embarrassment by choosing the right path.

Joshua Hersh

Yes, The Egyptian Military Does Care If The U.S. Cuts Off Aid. (Just Not Right Now.) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.22.2013 | Home

CAIRO -- Two weeks ago, while the Obama administration was seemingly dithering over its official response to the Egyptian military's seizure of power ...

Can a Threat to Cut Aid Save Egypt?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

It may be too late to save Egypt. Only an intelligent use of military aid suspension has any hope of reversing the slide into an abyss.

Egypt's Darkness and Weapons Into Plowshares

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

How extraordinary it would be were we to figuratively "beat our swords into plowshares," that is, to convert our weaponry deliveries to a like value in wheat deliveries, showing a brotherly concern for the travails of all Egyptians in this, their dark hour.

Is Obama's Egypt Response Too Little, Too Late?

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Home

By Arshad Mohammed and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - By canceling a military exercise with Egypt but not cutting off...

Obama Weighs In On Crisis In Egypt

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out on the crisis in Egypt on Thursday, saying he's "concerned" by recent events. "The United States strongly condemns...

Obama To Speak On Situation In Egypt

Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating statement in Egy...

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.

Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Ahmed Zewail

Reducing Egypt's predicament only to the issue of a coup without realizing the central issues of division and violence in today's Egypt is too simplistic and dangerous.

Obama On Morsi Coup: 'We Are Deeply Concerned'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out Tuesday on the removal of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's president, saying he was "deeply concerned" by the decision. ...

Joshua Hersh

The Road Forward: Is Obama A Realist Or Moralist On World Stage? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first term, President Barack Obama went to Cairo and promised not to intervene in the affairs of other countries, let alone invad...

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 ...

Obama: Egypt Not An Ally, But Not An Enemy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

President Obama addressed the United States' relationship with Egypt on Wednesday, indicating that the government's response to the attack on the Amer...

America's Partnerships With the Arab People

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Clearly, this administration has opted to be populist, breaking away with traditional U.S. foreign policy, whose cornerstone was developing relations with governments. But words are not always coupled with deeds everywhere.

Obama Formulating New Middle East Policy

The Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Washington -- President Obama is challenging his administration to formulate a new Middle East policy that emphasizes political and eco...

The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Schwartz

Memo to Obama: Since your intelligence people didn't tell you, let me fill you in on why, by simply staying in the streets, the Egyptian people were able to topple a tyrant with 30 years seniority, sweeping him into the dustbin of history.

Signs I Didn't See in Tahrir Square: Death to America! Death to Israel!

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles Mogulescu

It seems clear that for the young revolutionaries in the streets of Cairo, America and Israel are some of the last things on their minds. This is an indigenous Egyptian movement. It's about lifting 30 years of political repression.

Arianna Discusses Egypt On 'This Week' With Christiane Amanpour

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" on Sunday, as part of a roundtable discussion on the protests in Egypt with George Will...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

In response to Mubarak stepping down, President Obama delivered a pitch perfect speech calling for "nothing less than genuine democracy," not just a government aligned with U.S. interests. There will be many foreign policy takeaways from Egypt, but here's an obvious one: invading a country, toppling its regime, destroying civil society, and then trying to put all the pieces back together with a ten-year occupation and a few trillion dollars turns out not to be the only way to increase the spread of democracy in the Middle East. Wired was more effective than warred. People can now connect to each other faster than any government can connect with its people. And while governments may be able to shut down the hardware, they can't shut off the social effects of digital networks. Any leader who doesn't understand this dynamic should book a room next to wherever Mubarak is heading.

Obama, Who Refused to Lead, Is the Big Loser on Egypt

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Here we are. The greatest democracy on earth is led by a man whose rhetoric and actions on freedom are in conflict. Fortunately, it appears as though Egypt's people have found freedom without the backing of President Obama.