Egypt Articles

Brotherhood Representative Won’t Speak to Israeli Journalist

9:45 AM, Jun 26, 2012

News channel France 24 hosted a panel Monday night to discuss Egypt’s first civilian president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi. One of the guests on the panel, via satellite from Cairo, was Nader Amram, a member of the Freedom & Justice Party’s foreign relations committee. (The Freedom & Justice Party (FJP) is the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party.)

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A Fabricated Interview?

4:10 PM, Jun 25, 2012

Either the Iranian regime is lying or Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, gave an interview that will raise some eyebrows.

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White House 'Congratulates' Morsi on Winning Egyptian Presidential Election

1:13 PM, Jun 24, 2012

White House spokesman Jay Carney issued the following statement in response to the Egyptian presidential election:

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Who Won the Egyptian Election?

8:25 PM, Jun 20, 2012

Egyptian state television is reporting that authorities are delaying announcement of the results of last week's presidential election.

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Special Report Panel on Egypt and Russia-U.S. Relations

10:34 AM, Jun 20, 2012

Fred Barnes, with Juan Williams and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Two Cheers For Morsi

7:35 AM, May 25, 2012

Very preliminary returns in the first round of Egypt's presidential election suggest that the official Muslim Brotherhood (MB) candidate, Mohamed Morsi, came in first, with Ahmed Shafik in second place. Shafik is a former Air Force general and was briefly prime minister as the old regime was collapsing.

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The Real War on Women

4:05 PM, Apr 26, 2012

An essay in the latest issue of Foreign Policy by Egyptian-born activist and journalist Mona Eltahawy, “Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Middle East,” couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.

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'The War on Terror Is Over'

8:29 PM, Apr 23, 2012

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls.

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A Crisis of Confidence

1:28 PM, Apr 17, 2012

From failing European economies to staggering murder rates in Central America, there’s no shortage of crises on the agenda as the International Monetary Fund holds its annual spring meeting in Washington this week.

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Special Report Panel on Egypt

7:14 AM, Apr 06, 2012

Bill Kristol, with Susan Milligan and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News: 


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A Tale of Two Egyptian Armies

1:21 PM, Mar 26, 2012

Last week, the Obama administration started releasing the $1.3 billion in U.S. military assistance to Egypt that’s been on hold since October.

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How to Kill an Economy

Egypt sours on its (lucrative) gas deal with Israel.
Mar 12, 2012

Late last week Spanish authorities announced that they’re extraditing Egyptian businessman Hussein Salem, a close associate of former president Hosni Mubarak. Salem is a central figure in the post-Mubarak narrative of the regime’s rampant corruption. He has already been sentenced in absentia to seven years in prison by an Egyptian court for his alleged role in selling natural gas to Israel at below market rates. The problem with that narrative is that Israel pays top dollar for Egyptian gas. How that cash was distributed within Egypt is an entirely separate matter.

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Al Qaeda Commander Probably Not in Egyptian Custody

1:11 PM, Feb 29, 2012

This morning, there was a curious report originating with the Egyptian state press, and then repeated throughout the Western media, that Saif al Adel, a longtime al Qaeda bigwig, had flown from Pakistan to Egypt to turn himself in. The report didn't make much sense, mainly because it offered no explanation why one of the world's most wanted terrorists—who has been hunted since at least 1998, when he was implicated in al Qaeda's embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania—would voluntarily turn himself in. No reason was proffered for al Adel's supposed decision to simply give up.

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Where's the Outrage?

5:50 PM, Feb 23, 2012

Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times is sad that the transitional government in Egypt is putting 16 American citizens on trial for promoting democracy in Egypt. David Ignatius of the Washington Post is worried that the nascent Muslim Brotherhood might stick to its principles in governing Egypt and fail to embrace moderation.

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Egypt’s Great Liberal Nope

3:35 PM, Jan 23, 2012

Two years ago in Cairo, Nobel laureate and former International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei was the talk of the town. Newly retired from the IAEA, ElBaradei returned to Egypt in February 2010 after living abroad for decades. He began criticizing the Mubarak regime, hinting that he might run for president, and almost overnight he became Egypt’s great liberal hope. And yet when ElBaradei announced last week that he was ending his presidential bid, the news was met with a collective yawn.

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Working Group on Egypt Urges Clinton to Withhold Aid

2:29 PM, Jan 04, 2012

On behalf of the Working Group on Egypt, Michele Dunne of the Atlantic Council and Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution have sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning disturbing activity in Egypt.

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Egyptian Forces Raid NGOs

4:02 PM, Dec 29, 2011

Another country has calculated that Christmas time is a good time to launch a crackdown on human rights. Following China’s harsh sentencing of two writers on subversion charges, Egyptian security forces today rolled up to several prominent democracy and human rights NGOs in Cairo and shut them down, confiscated materials, and detained employees onsite for questioning.

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Concern for Egypt

4:47 PM, Dec 09, 2011

Now that runoff results are in from the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, it’s clear that the Islamists are running the board.

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Egypt Votes

4:29 PM, Nov 28, 2011

Despite the violence from street protests that left some 38 people dead over the last two weeks, Egyptians went to the polls today for the first round of parliamentary elections.

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Americans Abroad

3:10 PM, Nov 23, 2011

Yesterday, three American students were arrested in Cairo for participating in riots that have to date killed 38. A spokesman at the justice ministry claims that the three were throwing Molotov cocktails from the top of an American University in Cairo building near Tahrir Square. The three are studying in Egypt this semester at the AUC as part of their respective home universities’ study abroad programs.

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Coptic Christians Attacked in Cairo

5:12 PM, Nov 17, 2011

There was another attack on Coptic Christians today as they marched through the Cairo neighborhood of Shoubra.

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The Copts Will Fight

But they won’t win.
4:29 PM, Oct 12, 2011

This past Sunday night, the Egyptian revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak took another wrong turn when the same army once believed to be “hand in hand” with the people killed 27 Coptic Christians in Cairo and wounded hundreds of others.

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Special Report Panel on Post-Mubarak Egypt

7:08 AM, Oct 11, 2011

Fred Barnes, with Mort Kondracke and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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The People, No

Egypt’s populist problem.
Oct 03, 2011


 On September 9, a mob of Egyptian protesters stormed the Israeli embassy here, necessitating the emergency evacuation of the ambassador, most of his staff, and their families. The attack represents a significant downturn in relations between Egypt and the Jewish state, a relationship that was bound to get more complicated when President Hosni Mubarak—steadfast American ally and mainstay of a three-decade cold peace with Israel—stepped down on February 11 in response to massive protests and pressure from the military. 

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Washington’s Limited Influence in Egypt

8:20 AM, Sep 15, 2011

News from Egypt is not good. Six months after the revolution, demonstrators in Tahrir Square are no longer protesting the Mubarak regime, but the military’s own undemocratic governing practices.

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An Islamist President in Egypt?

The rise of Hazem Salah Abu Ismail.
Sep 12, 2011

With the former president of Egypt on his back in a courtroom cage pleading for his life, we may be starting to get a clearer idea of who Egyptians will choose to succeed Hosni Mubarak in the upcoming November elections. Friday, July 29, tens of thousands of Islamists filled Tahrir Square, repossessing it from the secular activists who are commonly credited with spearheading the revolution that toppled Mubarak in February. What the Islamists wanted was recognition for their past role and appreciation of their growing political power.

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Egypt’s Economic Woes

4:07 PM, Aug 24, 2011

Since the revolution in January, Egypt has been in a constant state of unrest. While the protests have been mostly peaceful, there are exceptions. The other week, dozens in one of Cairo’s slums—known as “Garbage City”—were throwing rocks at passing cars, demanding housing they had allegedly been promised by the government. This episode—as well the regular demonstrations on Tahrir Square—reveals that the revolution continues.

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'Friday in Defense of Identity and Popular Will'

3:11 PM, Jul 29, 2011

In Egypt, it’s “Friday in Defense of Identity and Popular Will,” which has brought hundreds of thousands Islamist supporters to the streets, from Tahrir Square in Cairo to Alexandria.

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