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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 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

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

Obama Weighs Egypt Aid Suspension

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top national security aides have recommended that the U.S. suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in military ...

Egypt in the Twilight Zone

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
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 | World
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.

For Obama, World Looks Far Different Than Expected

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years into his presidency, Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U...

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 | World

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

Obama Gets Back From Vacation With Crisis To Face

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Fresh from a weeklong vacation, President Barack Obama has to confront such issues as the crisis in Egypt and federal spending befo...

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 | World

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...

White House Condemns Violence Against Egypt Protesters

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- The White House is condemning violence in Egypt, saying it will only make it more diffi...

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.

Obama Asks Lindsey Graham, John McCain To Travel To Egypt

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the ...

Team Obama: No Coup In Egypt

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration told lawmakers Thursday that it won't declare Egypt's government overthrow a coup, U.S. officials and lawmakers...

Obama Administration Sending Senior Official To Egypt Amid Turmoil

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is sending a senior envoy to Egypt, the first to be dispatched since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. T...

Healing Egypt: Three Steps to Unify the Nation

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
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. ...

Obama Stays Out Of Troubled Region

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — From Egypt to Syria to Iraq and beyond, the Obama administration is determined to show it will only go so far to help save nations ...

Obama Comments On Violence In Egypt

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Barack Obama says protests in Egypt so far haven't included the level of violence many had feared. But he sa...

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...