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Egypt Court Sentences 2 Morsi Supporters To Death

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 03.29.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A court in Egypt's second-largest city sentenced two supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday for throwing tw...

A Reflection: The Fight for Democracy in Egypt

Erin Banco | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Erin Banco

As turmoil, political unrest, and violence continue to escalate in Cairo, we are rarely reminded of the beginning -- the beginning of a time in Egypt, that Anthony Shadid, a former reporter for the New York Times who died in Syria in 2012, once coined as an "epiphany."

Let Americans Never Have to Ask Ourselves, 'Who Lost Egypt?'

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

If Americans are still interested in playing a major role in the Middle East, or even just the Gulf region, strong relations with Egypt are not optional. Egypt, too, can hardly expect to find a more valuable strategic partner.

Forget About Democracy in Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The Egyptian people have shown they prefer military rule. It's time we in the United States honored their preference and stopped trying to remake Egypt in our own image.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

Is Al-Sisi Egypt's Putin?

David Hearst | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
David Hearst

Sisi's rise from career officer to national savior is reminiscent of another man who has set back the cause of democracy in his country by decades: Vladimir Putin.

Egypt Army Chief Reportedly To Run For President After Toppling Morsi

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

(Adds quotes from Sisi, details on crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood movement, economic problems in Egypt) By Michael Georgy ...

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Referred To New Trial

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Monday referred to trial the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 50 others on charges of inciting supporters t...

Security Forces Crush Egyptian Demonstrators

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country's furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced ...

The State of Egypt's Revolution, Three Years Later

David Hearst | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
David Hearst

The Muslim Brotherhood has survived three major crackdowns in its 80 year history with its reformist agenda in tact. Whatever happened, its leaders clung to the dream of changing Egypt from within and gradually. Until today.

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Cast Votes On Proposed Constitution As Military Suppresses Opposition | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Amid massive troop deployment Tuesday, Egyptians lined up outside polling stations around the country to cast their votes at the start of a t...

The Real Story Of The Egyptian Revolution

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Throughout history, successful revolutions have been defined by their effective overthrow of an oppressive regime. But what becomes of a revolution wh...

Deadliest Egypt Protests In Months Leave Several Dead

AP | MARIAM RIZK | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from the latest violent clashes in Egypt between Islamist protesters and security forces has risen to 17, a security off...

Happy New Year, Mr. President

Allan Topol | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Allan Topol

No American president has ever begun a year with as many different foreign policy crises as Obama now faces. It would be understandable if he took one look at this list and remained in Hawaii playing golf.

The Challenges of the New Year

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
James Zogby

The Middle East promises to be every bit as complicated and challenging to US policy-makers as it has been in the year just ending. There is a dizzying array of conflicts and crises unfolding across the region -- all of which will involve the US in the year to come.

A Testimony to Congress On Egypt, Snubbed by Fox News

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

To what extent do governments influence media or do media influence governments? Western media, in large part, has portrayed Egypt as a nation in a state of chaos after a military coup. But Egyptians have a say in this: they know better.

Using and Abusing Polls

James Zogby | Posted 01.30.2014 | World
James Zogby

I have seen news stories, commentaries and tweets implying that our findings have good news for the Muslim Brotherhood, bad news for the military and surprising news about the US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In fact the results are far more complex and nuanced.

Doubling Down in the Middle East Casino

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Did you hear the one about Obama and Kerry in a Middle East casino? They start off with lots of chips. They're playing craps, making a couple of large bets which they lose. So they take their remaining chips and head to the blackjack table.

Sophia Jones

Egyptians Slam Government for Controversial Monument in Tahrir Square | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Tahrir Square is no more, some say. Egyptian government officials frantically called on designers and engineers last week to quickly build...

Egypt's Five Binary Myths and the Maverick Middle

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
H.A. Hellyer

Egypt remains complex: most 'liberals' seem to have bought into the military as some kind of 'revolutionary savior', while the Muslim Brotherhood calls Morsi 'a universal symbol of freedom and resistance and an icon of democracy'. Neither bears much resemblance to reality.

Morsi Claims He Was Kidnapped Before Ousting

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi CAIRO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday he was kidnapped by the Republican Guard ...

Flexing Saudi Muscles

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

For the most part, the Saudi monarchy, discrete and secretive, was willing to let their longtime ally, the United States, take the lead in pursuing a Middle East agenda with which the Saudis generally concurred. All of that has changed within the last year.

Egypt Detains 22 Female Islamists

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Egypt has detained 22 women members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a security official said on Friday, fuelling tensions day...

Egypt's Dark Tunnel -- Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 12.30.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Egypt is the heartbeat of the Arab world, and the path it chooses will have a profound influence on all Arabs.

Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.