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

(36) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 10:43 AM

Dear President Obama:

As you embark this week on your visit to Saudi Arabia we write to you out of deep concern with regard to the policy of the United States and its allies in the region.

Despite your assurances to the Muslim world in 2009 in Ankara and Cairo...

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Egypt Without Mubaraks: Sampson Option or New Political Order?

(11) Comments | Posted January 31, 2011 | 8:14 AM

Egypt's demonstrators have chased President Hosni Mubarak and his son Gamal from power, but their regime might survive. All now depends on how extensive, protracted and violent the conflict between its security forces and demonstrators becomes, and whether the army remains loyal. A preemptive strategy might salvage the regime, now...

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The Tunisian Army: Defending the Beachhead of Democracy in the Arab World

(23) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 10:27 AM

A litmus test of democracy is civilian control of the military exercised through representative institutions, a test which to date no Arab state has passed. Tunisia appears to be on the verge of achieving this historic breakthrough, an outcome that paradoxically the military itself has made possible.

The Jasmine...

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