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Move To Cut Aid Fuels Anti-U.S. Sentiment In Egypt

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — Washington's decision to withhold millions of dollars in mostly military aid to Egypt is fueling anti-U.S. sentiment and the p...

Former U.S. Ambassador To Egypt Celebrates Mubarak Release

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner sat down with HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to share his thoughts on the news that an Egyptian court...

Mubarak's Possible Release Complicates U.S. Policy In Egypt

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, undertaking a major review of U.S. relations with Egypt, edged closer to a decision Tuesday about curtail...

HuffPost Foreign Correspondent: Egyptians 'Suffering' From Meek U.S. Response

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As the Egyptian military cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood protests, the United States has called for restraint while condemning the escalating violen...

U.S. In Awkward Position Over Egypt

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging the difficulty of squaring U.S. law with national security priorities in dealing with the military overthrow of Egypt's pr...

The US Should Give Egypt's Military 48 Hours to Restore Civilian Rule

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

President Obama should publicly begin calling what just took place in Egypt a "military coup" and give the Egyptian military 48 hours to produce a road map to restore civilian rule.

U.S. Officials Approach Egypt Crisis With Caution

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his national security team tread delicately Thursday in the aftermath of the ouster of Egyptian Presiden...

My Top Ten (I Mean 11) List From 9/11/01

David Mednicoff | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
David Mednicoff

Imperfect anniversaries provide the seeds for subsequent improvement. Maybe one way to commemorate 9/11/01 is not through remembering how we have felt, but summarizing what we have learned.

Joshua Hersh

Tahrir To America: Thanks For The Tear Gas!

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

CAIRO -- At the foot of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, just a few feet from the resounding crowds in Tahrir Square, a group of people gathered around a man h...

U.S. State Department Increases Criticism Of Egypt's Military Rulers

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday sharply stepped up its criticism of Egypt's ruling council for its role in a wave of violence t...

White House Calls For Restraint In Egypt

AP | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House says the eruption of violence in Egypt should not stand in the way of elections and a rapid transition to democracy...

Is the World Too Big to Fail? The Contours of Global Order

Noam Chomsky | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Noam Chomsky

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.

How Long Will the U.S. and Europe Keep Repeating the Same Mistakes in the Middle East?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

What is more essential to American security today -- convenient bases for its ships, planes and troops across the Middle East, or a full transition to democracy throughout the region?

The (Sometimes) Incredible Power of Nonviolent Protest

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

Memo to Obama: Since your intelligence people didn't tell you, let me fill you in on why, by simply staying in the streets, the Egyptian people were able to topple a tyrant with 30 years seniority, sweeping him into the dustbin of history.

Obama Can Do in Egypt What Bush Failed to Do in Iraq

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Varsavsky

Egyptians deserve speedy and easy visibility on how democracy will be instituted. The U.S. has to be very careful not to be associated with the Egyptian military, but instead with the democratic forces that hopefully will take power.

Freed Activist Energizes Egyptian Protests

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A young leader of Egypt's anti-government protesters, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the ...

U.S. Won't Endorse Calls For Egypt's President To Step Down Now

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is urging Egyptian leaders to include more people in a national dialogue on reform but won't endorse demands fr...

Pox Americana: Driving Through the Gates of Hell and Other American Pastimes in the Greater Middle East

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

The administration has been shaken. Officials are undoubtedly worried about a domestic political future in which the question could be -- who lost the Middle East? Like the Cheshire Cat's grin, only the rhetoric of the last decades seems to be left.

Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Tunisians' sacrifices have created a new moral climate in the region. If Tunisians were willing to make this sacrifice, why shouldn't I also be willing?

Mr. President: The Whole World "Is" Watching

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Let's not repeat the failure of nerve we showed in the past with Tiananmen Square as we respond to the democratic aspirations of those in Tahrir Square. As the world watches, the administration's window of opportunity is closing quickly.

Egyptians Wonder: Where Is the U.S.?

Justine Ariel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Justine Ariel

As the situation in Egypt took a violent turn, more Egyptians are beginning to see the U.S. as not a political bystander, but as a nation that is more than willing to turn a blind eye.

U.S. Must Safeguard Regional Stability as It Handles Egypt Crisis

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

The Middle East badly needs a stable Egypt, anchored to the West through its peaceful relationship with Israel. The U.S. should make preserving the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty a high priority.

Supporting Democracy and Supporting Dictatorship in Egypt

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Deemphasizing democracy rhetoric was a reasonable strategy for the Obama administration as it allowed them to differentiate their administration from Bush's. The problem is, it also gave the appearance that the U.S. was casting its lot with the authoritarians.

U.S vs. Egypt Soccer Match Canceled

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHICAGO -- The U.S. national soccer team canceled its Feb. 9 exhibition against Egypt in Cairo because of the political turmoil there. The game again...

U.S. Role In Egypt Crisis 'Shameful': Chavez

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Venezuela's firebrand leader Hugo Chavez accused the United States on Sunday of a "shameful" role in the Egyptian crisis a...