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Disengage in Egypt: Take Neither Side as the Country Collapses into Violence

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally

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.

Is the Gezira Club Still the "In" Place in Cairo?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...

Would Naguib Mahfouz Oppose the Military Coup in Egypt?

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Alparslan Akkuş

As a citizen of a country that had to live through five coup d'états and military memorandums in last five decades, I advise my Egyptian friends to beware of any type of military rule. A day will come when a new generation of writers grown up on Naguib Mahfouz's books will tell the story of today's coup.

Is There Any Hope for Egypt?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.12.2013 | World
Andy Ostroy

The country is going to be torn apart over this coup, and undoing everything Egyptians fought so hard for in the revolution of 2012. This is exactly the sort of oppressive autocratic rule the people rallied against.

Egypt & Syria: The Tie That Binds No More

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Alexander Nicholson

Over the weekend, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced that he was cutting all ties with Syria, to include unilaterally ending the long-maintained diplomatic relationship between the two Arab countries and closing Egypt's embassy in Damascus.

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.

Polls Open In Historic Egypt Elections

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

By Edmund Blair CAIRO, May 23 (Reuters) - Egyptians queued patiently to vote on Wednesday, eager to pick their leader for the first t...

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.

The End of Pan-Arabism Redux

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Islam -- not Marxism, socialism, nor liberalism or nationalism -- is the only authentic ideology indigenous to the Arab world. Unlike the West, the Arab world has not undergone a reformation separating religion and state, and religion continues to play a major role in Arab society.

Political Eruptions in the Arab World -- Lessons From Nasser's Day

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

By all accounts we are witnessing a political eruption of major proportions in the Arab Middle East. So many superlatives were already used to describe this situation, and the word "historic" is clearly one of the most used. But is it?

Armed Forces Day

Maurice Chammah | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Maurice Chammah

I have been in Egypt for three weeks now, and it did not take long to see how the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring has given way to an ambivalence and political complexity much harder to report on or analyze with a simple narrative of liberation.

Erdogan in Cairo: Not a New Nasser

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

This is the season of hot air in the Middle East and PM Erdogan of Turkey has more of his fair share of it.

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 ...

Nasser's Ghost: Time for Washington to Break the Stalemate in Egypt

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

It is imperative that President Obama recognize the link between past and present, as well as the sterility of Egyptian politics as run by the security services. With Mubarak digging in, it is time for the White House to get tough.

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.

Is Obama Set on an Iran Strike?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

As his Afghanistan policy has demonstrated, Obama seems to lack the power and the will to resist the hawks in Washington and has probably concluded that if you cannot beat them, joining them is the next best option.

One Dead Israeli Spy, Two Theories of Double Loyalty, Three Explanations of How He Died, Four Suspects: Too Many Unanswered Questions

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

If Ashraf Marwan was murdered, then his death could help us figure out whether Marwan was a loyal Israeli spy, a double Egyptian-Israeli spy or a spy with shifting loyalties.

Egypt: The Next Volcano?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Egypt is facing a potential political eruption that could rock the entire Mideast and seriously undermine US domination of the strategic region.

No Repeat of Kyrgyzstan in Arab states

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Recent events in Kyrgyzstan demonstrat how seemingly entrenched regimes can, in fact, be on the cusp of a coup d'état. Arabs have followed the events in Kyrgyzstan with wonder.

As Non-Violence Takes Root, So May a Palestinian State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Why after so much suffering and the spilling of so much blood, does non-violence seem to be catching on in Palestine?

The Arabs Need a Nelson Mandela, Who Knows When to Go

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

We desperately need a visionary leader in the Arab world, monarch or republican, who steps aside and oversees in his lifetime a peaceful democratic transfer of power.