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Agents of Hope

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

We live in an age in which the attack on language is endemic; an age in which techniques like the filibuster have been used to effect mass dysfunction in governance and prevent people from talking to one another.

President Obama Touts Partnership With Egypt's Military Regime: Yet Repression Continues Unabated

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

In any case, Washington's influence is limited: The Sisi regime will do whatever it believes necessary to retain power. Whatever America does, Egypt is likely to end up without liberty or stability. Washington should step back from a crisis that it can't resolve.

On Non-Violent Islamic Extremism (3/3)

Elham Manea | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Elham Manea

This project is the responsibility of Muslims themselves. It cannot be imposed from the outside. But it is necessary to tame religion, bring it back to the private sphere, and separate it from politics.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Kick Egypt Off the Foreign Aid Dole: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize the Praetorian Military or Muslim Brotherhood

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Washington's best hope is to disengage, leaving Egyptians to decide their own future. The administration should simply point to the law. A coup has occurred and the democratic process has been overthrown by the military, so aid must be halted.

Napoleon Has Succeeded, the Great Moment Has Arrived: Egypt, July 3, 2013

Robert Eisenman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Robert Eisenman

No one -- not even The Muslim Brotherhood -- and certainly probably none of the other Islamic powers of the region, Sunni or Shi'ite, expected to see what we are seeing now on the streets of Cairo and saw there in "The Arab Spring" a year and a half previously.

Netanyahu Must Take a Page From Sadat

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Rabbi Marc Schneier

If Netanyahu seizes the moment to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians, thanks to the initiative put forward by the Qataris and the Arab League, there is a chance that after generations of bitter conflict, Israelis will finally live in peace and security.

From Nasser to Tahrir Square: The Story of U.S. Influence in Egypt

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

Lloyd Gardner's Road to Tahrir Square exposes how the U.S. empowered Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak with the "tools of repression" for the past 30 years and the extent to which American policymakers have shaped Egypt's destiny, including the very outcome of its historic revolution.

Famous Handshakes That Signaled Peace

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreo...

Egypt's Election: "We've Never Been Here Before"

James Zogby | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
James Zogby

As big as the question of who the winner will be, is what the job of the presidency will be like in the short and long term. This new situation in Egypt is an uncertain balancing act between competing forces. We've never been here before.

Ed Koch: The Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New Yor...

Today In History: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Assassinated 30 Years Ago

Posted 11.29.2011 | World

Thirty years ago, on October 6, 1981, Egyptian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Anwar Al Sadat was assassinated by fundamentalist army soldiers ...

Egyptian Media Takes on Mubarak's Narcissism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egyptian media are having a field day ripping into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his family and cronies, with state-run news organizations doing an ...

Egypt And Israel: Will The Past Dictate The Future?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) Egypt and Israel aren't your typical neighbors with an occasional across-the-fence feud. The comple...

A Gay Rights Angle on the Egyptian Revolution?

Katherine Franke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Franke

Mubarak was able to degrade civilian criminal court procedures and render them more like the national security courts by and through the prosecution of an unpopular minority: gay men.

What Happens to Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty Now?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The new Egypt will not repudiate a peace treaty with Israel that has saved so many lives on both sides. But the nature of the peace will change.

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

The Trouble With Hosni

Will Stebbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Stebbins

The regime has not given up on Mubarak, and is resolved to fight. The critical question continues to be whether the army will fire on demonstrators if so ordered.

Mubarak's Turn

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary S. Chafetz

Today, the situation in Egypt is not so dissimilar to that of October 6, 1981 at 1 pm. Back then, Mubarak was vice president and Anwar Sadat was president. Now, nearly 30 years later, it's Mubarak's turn.

Dumber Than Mubarak?

Will Stebbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Stebbins

They may be preparing to sacrifice Mubarak to appease the crowds, but there are unmistakable signs that the regime is busy inventing a new argument for their ongoing monopoly on power.

"Ripples of Hope" in Egypt

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Democracy is breaking out in Tunisia and Egypt not because of U.S. actions in the Middle East, but despite them.

Change in Egypt Will Change the Region

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Egypt's enduring authoritarian regime is the biggest hurdle to democracy and freedom in the region. If the Mubarak regime falls, other dictatorships will also fall.

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.

Who Will Be the Next Sadat?

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

The need has never been more pressing for a visionary Arab leader to step forward and transform the landscape of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Saudi Arabia, this may be your cue.

Israel Cares About Peace

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

In its September 13, 2010 issue, Time magazine asks the wrong question. The question isn't why Israel doesn't care about peace. The question is why th...