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The UAE's Preservation of the Status Quo

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Since the revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has arrested dozens of Emirati and Egyptian nationals allegedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.

Showdown in Egypt's Halls of Justice

Daniel Nisman | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Like any other postrevolutionary nation, the purging of Egypt's governing institutions from the influences of the Mubarak regime are as natural as the flow of the Nile. In a surprising demonstration of political shrewdness, however, Egypt's judiciary has transformed itself for the good.

The IMF's Tall Order for Morsi

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Parliamentary elections must be held within two months according to the new constitution, leaving Morsi's political opponents on the right and the left licking their chops at an opportunity to exploit economic woes.

Egyptian Woman Vying To Become First Head Of Islamist Party

Posted 10.05.2012 | World

By: Maggie Flick, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- For the first time, a woman is running for the leadership of the political party of the Muslim...

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Arab Islamists

Philip Seib | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Philip Seib

The Islamists who were once viewed as adversaries by American policymakers are now in the mainstream of Arab politics. In Egypt and other Arab states, their efforts are helping to stabilize emerging democracies. U.S. public diplomacy needs to catch up with this new reality.

Muslim Brotherhood Stays Quiet On Calls For Transfer Of Power

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's ruling military escalated its tone against pro-democracy activists Wednesday, warning of an attempt to "topple the state," as go...

Dateline: Tahrir Square

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Egypt may not be able to cut the apron strings to its American patrons. For its part, Washington appears set on so far retaining Egypt's current military power structure in spite of lauding Egypt's struggle for democracy.

Mubarakism Lives

Eric Margolis | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

In spite of Mubarak's fall, not much has changed in Egypt. In spite of a few other token arrests of former high officials, the Old Guard of generals and bureaucrats still rules Egypt.