‘The Square’: A Compelling View of Egypt’s Revolution
NASEEM TARAWNAH: I have my personal memories of that tumultuous time. But ‘The Square’ is a vision that all Arabs and non-Arabs should view.
‘Round Up the Usual Muppets’: Egypt’s Rulers Court Ridicule
JUAN COLE: Secret messages being transmitted via muppets on television ads? You couldn’t make it up.
Egypt’s New Constitution: A Very Mixed Bag
JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too.
‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns
An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]
Cutting Egypt’s Military Aid: Washington’s Dangerous Game
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.
Football ‘Ultras’ At The Heart of Egypt’s Latest Unrest
JAMES DORSEY: They’re trying to maintain a balance but given the fact that the regime is increasingly painting them as Islamists how long can that last?
‘Isolated and Abandoned’: Morocco’s Islamists On the Ropes
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Two years after sweeping to power Morocco’s ruling party is living on borrowed time, it seems
The U.S. and Egypt: Backing The Wrong Horse?
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: We’re betting on the forces of the past over the forces of the future. We’d rather be on the side of the strong (for now) than on the side of the right.
Death Toll Rises in Egypt’s Descent into Emergency
Some early reports spoke of 120 dead in the first 40 minutes, including two policemen (9 policemen were said to have been wounded). Alarabiya was still only reporting 5 dead several hours after the push against the squares began.
JUAN COLE: Early reports spoke of 120 dead in the first 40 minutes, including two policemen. Alarabiya was still only reporting 5 dead several hours after the push against the squares began.
Precarious Positioning: The U.S. and Mid East Freedom
JAMES M. DORSEY: To maintain its tightrope act, the Obama administration will have to draw a clear distinction between peaceful, legitimate and democratic expression of dissent and terrorism.
Urgent To Do’s: A New Constitution and Reconciliation Programme
MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: Whatever your views about what has happened recently in Egypt it’s clear where we need to go from here.
The Egyptian Lesson: The People’s Voice Doesn’t Matter
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s a dismal, depressing conclusion to make following events over the past two weeks. But it’s clear what ‘democracy’ means for Egyptians
Democracy and Revolutions: Drawing a Line Is Not Easy
HANI SHURKALLAH, TABSIR: How could the people of Egypt support the parody of democracy that the Muslim Brotherhood had established?
Ballot Box or Revolt: The Choice Facing Brotherhood
JUAN COLE: The Muslim Brotherhood faces a choice. If they go one route it could lead Egypt into a period of profound and long-lasting devastation
Saudi Authorities Greet Departure of Morsi With…Delight
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Most Gulf countries have been circumspect in their reaction to the toppling of Morsi’s government. Not so Saudi Arabia
Wasted Opportunities: Brotherhood Is ‘Egypt’s Tea Party’
JUAN COLE: President Morsi has no one to blame but himself. By imposing a ‘Brotherisation’ of Egyptian politics he has forced the opposition onto the streets.
‘Domestic Issue Deflection?’ Morsi’s Call for Syrian Action
JUAN COLE: President Morsi’s called for a no-fly zone over Syria. He is, though, facing a raft of serious issues at home
So What Exactly Is The Brotherhood’s Definition of Culture?
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Egypt’s new culture minister has been spelling out what fits the ruling party’s view of where arts and culture fit within society in a series of interviews
Brotherhood’s Battle With Judiciary: ‘A Matter of Revenge’
JUAN COLE: The Muslim Brotherhood’s history with the Egyptian judiciary is defining how they are working, or not, with them today.
Egypt Division = Ongoing Despair in Gaza
RAMZY BAROUD: It seemed unthinkable a Muslim Brotherhood government could impose worse conditions on Gaza than Mubarak.