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Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

In addition to the importance of adhering to the rule of law -- not a small thing in its own right -- there are other good reasons to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.

Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The question raised by the ouster of Egypt's President Morsi is whether Islam is compatible with democracy or any form of government that empowers the people and limits the power of leaders to hold merely representative offices with limited terms of public service.

Expectations and Reality in Egypt: A Time for Authentic Pragmatism

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Since I conduct research on peace and conflict in Egypt and have barely been able to peel myself away from the coverage of ongoing events, I get a lot of questions on my views of what's transpired recently.

White House: U.S. Won't Immediately Change Aid To Egypt

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid pro...

Egypt Presents an Awkward Moment: Does the U.S. Really Favor Democracy?

Eric Black | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Eric Black

We have played a role in bringing democracy to many nations, but we tend not to boast so much about the many instances in which the United States has overthrown democracies abroad when the citizens of other countries elected leaders we didn't like.

Meet The Egyptian Rebel Who 'Owns' Tahrir Square

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

By Yasmine Saleh and Paul Taylor CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - Mahmoud Badr "owns" the Egyptian street. The 28-year-old act...

Egypt: A Return to the Old Turkish Model?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.06.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

After the downfall of Mubarak, and then the Brotherhood, whoever will hold the reins of power in Egypt, the military included, will have to realize that the new player in town, the Egyptian people, cannot and will not be taken for granted anymore.

Lawmakers Urge Measured Response To Morsi Ouster

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics


For the Common Egyptian, This Is a People's Coup

Sahar Taman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Sahar Taman

At this time the common Egyptian is happy with the Tamarud transitional plan, thankful for the Egyptian military's role in making it happen, and elated with own his power; the power of the people who ousted Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in a people's coup.

Egypt: It's Complicated

Carina Kamel | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Carina Kamel

The strife Egyptians have been living through for the past year and indeed since the 2011 revolution is certainly not over; in fact, more uncertainty will likely follow, but for millions the current situation is the best possible (or least worst) outcome of a disastrous transition.

In Egypt, Have the People Overthrown Themselves?

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Morsi was removed from power not for crimes against the state, but largely for poor job performance and having too many political enemies (particularly in the military). These are issues to be settled at the ballot box, not by mobs and tanks surrounding the presidential palace in Cairo.

Egypt's Second Act

James Zogby | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
James Zogby

Change is never easy and is most often messy. If the events of the last two years have demonstrated anything it is that the Egyptian people want change, they feel empowered to demand change, and, when it is not forthcoming, those in power will be held on a short leash that can be pulled back.

Egyptians On Edge After Night of Violence

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Security forces boosted positions near a protest camp by supporters of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi as authorities Saturday plotted their nex...

Postcard From Morocco on the Post-Brotherhood Era

Ahmed Charai | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
Ahmed Charai

Now it is Egypt's military leadership that faces the temptation to "hold too much." Will this powerful institution exploit the people's anger at the Brotherhood to reconstruct a secular dictatorship?

Jason Linkins

Who Should Stop Writing About Egypt Today? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

Here is some good news for The New York Times' David Brooks: He hasn't actually written the worst thing about the ongoing disorder in Egypt today. ...

Update From Cairo

Victor J. Willi | Posted 09.04.2013 | World
Victor J. Willi

It is interesting, form a meta-perspective, to observe the debate currently spreading over social networks and the global media as to the definition of the events that unfolded within the last 72 hours here in Cairo. Was it coup or a revolution?

Egypt's American-Made Military: More Mistakes Than Morsi

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 07.05.2013 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

I understand why so many (namely President Obama) are careful not to call this a coup. But whatever we call it, we must acknowledge the basic facts: A president elected in unprecedented free and fair elections was overthrown by an ever-powerful military that took its cues from an unprecedented mobilization of millions of Egyptians challenging his rule. Morsi failed at nearly everything the Egyptian people had hoped and entrusted him to do, chief among them, uniting a divided Egypt. But Egypt's military has failed for far longer, with a lot more blood on their hands. And no one is more ruthless in suppressing the rights of others in Egypt than the American-made military.

Young Revolt in the Land of Pharaohs

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Yes, the unrest is about a failed leader and his failed economy, but the revolt is a young peoples' absolute rejection of a leadership that has done nothing to advance young peoples' futures or improve their lives.

Letter From Cairo

Victor J. Willi | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Victor J. Willi

What happened yesterday is phenomenal and unprecedented in Egyptian history. While millions of Egyptians cheered and partied until in the early morning on June 30th, and then again yesterday, following the sacking of Morsi, there is, however, a flip side to the coin.

Obama On Morsi Coup: 'We Are Deeply Concerned'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out Tuesday on the removal of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's president, saying he was "deeply concerned" by the decision. ...

Is Morsi's Ouster A 'Coup'? Why It Matters

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

-- Was the overthrow of Egypt's Islamist government on Wednesday a coup? Much hangs on the exact words used to describe what happened....

14 Dead In Post-Morsi Clashes

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, July 3 (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Mursi, clas...

Morsi Out, Military Presents Roadmap

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

The Egyptian military has announced the removal of Mohammed Morsi as president, presenting a roadmap for reconciliation in the country. In a telev...

State News: Interim Rule To Be Short, Followed By Elections

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - An army-backed plan for a new Egyptian political transition includes a short period of interim rule to be followed by presid...

Egyptian Military Tightens Grip As Deadline Passes

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparatio...