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Has Sisi's Disdain for the Muslim Brotherhood Poisoned Egypt's Position on the Conflict in Gaza?

Jeremiah J. Bowden | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Jeremiah J. Bowden

In November 2012 Mohammed Morsi's Egypt was a vocal supporter of Hamas. Now, less than 20 months later, Egypt's current leadership classifies Hamas as a terrorist organization that ought to be wiped off the face of the Earth.

Playing With Ceasefires

David Hearst | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
David Hearst

Israel's traditionally pragmatic and more realistic military and security establishment must now be telling Netanyahu what a mess this operation will become if he persists with it.

Egypt Sentences 8 To Life For Sexual Assaults

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.16.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo's icon...

Israel's No-State Outcome

Clayton Swisher | Posted 07.10.2014 | World
Clayton Swisher

Just as most combat outposts are either abandoned following a war or overrun in conflict, given present circumstances I believe the same fate awaits what is today called the Israeli state.

Injustice in Egypt: How Freedom of Speech Could Lose Its Voice

Gilles Raymond | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Gilles Raymond

The images from Egypt, of journalists in cages, should make all of us recoil and react. And stand firm in our commitment to protecting the freedom of the press.

Egypt's President Now Says He Regrets Al Jazeera Trial

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a "very nega...

Tony Blair and the Gulf Neocons

David Hearst | Posted 07.03.2014 | World
David Hearst

Today's generation has lost its faith in nation building. Blair may find "chemistry" with a Emirati Crown Prince but the former prime minister is toxic to his own people.

Tony Blair To Advise Egypt Strongman

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been tapped to become an advisor to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Guardian reported on Wed...

The House and Senate Battle over Egypt Aid

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.

An Open Letter to the Obama Administration on Egyptian State Violations of Human Rights

Mark Levine | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Mark Levine

In an unprecedented statement, over 40 senior academics including more than a dozen former MESA presidents, have signed a letter to U.S. President Obama. Rarely, if ever, has such a group of such high-level academics has ever come together on a single issue before, including the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Kerry's Remarks In Cairo Further Downgrade Human Rights In U.S. Foreign Policy

Neil Hicks | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Neil Hicks

Secretary Kerry failing to speak out clearly against violations of human rights in Egypt fails to advance American interests and only adds to our nation's soiled reputation as a defender of human rights.

Lawmakers: Egypt's 'Descent Toward Despotism' Risks U.S. Aid

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

(Inserts background on Senate legislation, paragraph 6, and lobbying group, paragraph 11) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGT...

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

John Kerry: U.S. Wants Inclusive Iraq, But Won't Choose Its Rulers

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Kerry says Iraqi Sunnis, Kurds and some Shi'ites unhappy * Iraqi leadership must be inclusive, share power * Will disc...

Will Egypt's New President Sisi #BringBackOurCopticGirls?

Lela Gilbert | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Lela Gilbert

Like the Jews before them, Egypt's indigenous "Sunday People" may well find themselves without their ancient homeland. There is no Israel for persecuted Christians -- no safe haven to which they can flee.

An Open Letter to President Sisi

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

For too long, we in the Arab world have been cursed by having to choose between either secular authoritarianism (mostly led by military rulers) or a religious authoritarianism, disguised as a democracy-loving party or entity.

Egypt: The Youth Win

Sara Khorshid | Posted 05.30.2014 | World
Sara Khorshid

It is not always safe to make predictions about Egypt's future and Egyptians' orientations, but one can be sure that a battle has already begun between an alienated but resilient youth and an aging regime that has tightened its grip on power and started a fierce crackdown campaign on dissident voices.

The Bubble Has Burst in Egypt

David Hearst | Posted 05.29.2014 | World
David Hearst

For three days, the Egyptian state pleaded with, demanded, threatened, cajoled, bribed voters to turn up at the polls. Egyptians were warned it was nothing less than a national duty to vote and they could be fined 500 Egyptian pounds for not doing so. Still they did not show up.

A Hundred Years from John Dewey to FOX News

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Khaled Abou El Fadl

Over the past hundred years, the process of polarized dehumanization, distrust, and betrayal has resulted in a spiraling deprecation of cultural and social values in Muslim countries.

Sophia Jones

Egypt Elections Plagued By Low Voter Turnout | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the former military chief expected to win this week's presidential elections in a landslide, recently voiced his hope ...

Sophia Jones

'El-Sissi Got Handed The Country On A Silver Platter' | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

CAIRO -- A sense of celebration permeated the scene outside many polling stations here on Monday. People lining up to cast ballots for yet another pre...

Egypt's Free Press Takes A Hit

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Media

* Journalists on a mission to protect the state * Long tradition of media praise for the president * Dashed hopes of pre...

Egypt: How to Fix an Election

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Neil Hicks

In many ways, the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, which will take place on May 26-27, are an object lesson in how to fix an election while presenting a façade that everything is free and fair.

Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Sophia Jones

Yet Another Prominent Egyptian Activist Jailed For Protesting | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court is sending yet another prominent liberal activist to jail for holding an unauthorized protest. Mahienour el-Massry was sent...