iOS app Android app

Obama Egypt

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 | World
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 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

What the Middle East Needs Now: "Don't Leave"

Richard Attias | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Attias

There is a global culture present in the Arab world populated by citizens that are worldly, informed, speak perfect English and know what's happening around the world, from Brazil to China. We have a responsibility to these people.

The Dignity Revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia -- and America?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

We Americans might, for a switch, take a cue from the Arab street. The whole world would benefit incalculably by embracing what those lion-hearted protesters are demanding: Dignity.

The American Role in the Revolution in Egypt: First and Foremost, Do No Harm

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric K. Clemons

Our recommendation to the American administration for dealing with Egypt going forward is simple: Learn from history and do no harm.

Egyptian Journalists Take a Stand

Mohamed Abdel Dayem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mohamed Abdel Dayem

The wave of defiance against entrenched censorship and interference by the state in Egypt is likely to reach a crescendo tomorrow, when journalists are calling for a massive demonstration by media practitioners.

Colonial Britain, Neocolonial America?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

It's time to confront the truth that even the British Empire's rule in Egypt led to a far more positive and civilized outcome than the despotic parasitism nurtured by the U.S. "alliance relationship" throughout the region.

A Redefined "American Exceptionalism" in the Age of Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clarence B. Jones

Support for Cairo and the peaceful relinquishment of governing power by Mubarak presents a formidable challenge for Obama: the future of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel.

Get Ready to Compete With the Muslim Brotherhood: Egypt Could Chart a 'Third Way'

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Secular democrats' next challenge is the Muslim Brotherhood. They must waste no time in persuading the Egyptian electorate why a Sharia-based government would be bad for them.

Democratic Turkey Is the Template for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Tariq Ramadan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tariq Ramadan

The liberation of Egypt seems to be just the start. Who will be next? If Jordan and Yemen follow, so will Saudi Arabia and Riyadh would be in a critical position, with no choice but to evolve towards a more open political system.

Freed Activist Energizes Egyptian Protests

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A young leader of Egypt's anti-government protesters, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the ...

Double Standards And Democracies

Walid Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Walid Zafar

Although conservatives are split on whether to support Mubarak, many are echoing Kirkpatrick's old mantra about the two kinds of dictatorships: the ones we can tolerate and the ones we can't.

U.S. Won't Endorse Calls For Egypt's President To Step Down Now

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is urging Egyptian leaders to include more people in a national dialogue on reform but won't endorse demands fr...

Lindsey Graham Sides With Obama Over Sarah Palin On Egypt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he disagrees with a criticism recently made by Sarah Palin on President Barack Obama's handling of the ongoing unres...

Pox Americana: Driving Through the Gates of Hell and Other American Pastimes in the Greater Middle East

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

The administration has been shaken. Officials are undoubtedly worried about a domestic political future in which the question could be -- who lost the Middle East? Like the Cheshire Cat's grin, only the rhetoric of the last decades seems to be left.

Egypt: 'Intelligence' Failure or Failure of Intelligence?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

It is the instinct of rulers to greedily take credit for any success and to shed responsibility for any failure. Barack Obama has perfected this art form with the events in Egypt.

Palin Blasts Obama's Handling Of Egypt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin says the Obama administration must tell Americans what it knows about who will be Egypt's next leader. In a Christian ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

With chaos still roiling Egypt, it's hard to tell if this uprising is Iran 1979, China 1989, or East Germany 1989. We'll have to wait and watch before we can know. But it's not too early to know that if America had done more to nurture a moderate opposition for the last 30 years, instead of choosing a strongman who sided with us over uncertain democracy, we might have some better choices right now. More importantly, so would the Egyptian people. Social media is once again playing an integral role in a popular uprising. Mubarak and his saber-wielding thugs have desperately tried to shut down the Internet and the press in a frantic attempt to keep the whole world from watching. But that's so much harder to do in the age of Twitter, Facebook, cell phone cameras, and YouTube uploads. These new media tools will play a key role in determining whether Tahrir Square 2011 is more Berlin Wall or more Tiananmen Square.