Eric Trager

The Muslim Brotherhood Thinks It's Winning Again
The dangerous delusions that will determine Egypt's future
May 19, 2014

The dangerous delusions that will determine Egypt's future.

Egypt's Invisible Insurgency
Young Islamists are using Facebook to organize violent opposition
March 19, 2014

After Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster last summer, analysts warned that a disempowered Muslim Brotherhood might embrace jihad.

Egypt's Heroic Protesters Bear Responsibility for the Mess that Followed
The incoherence of Tahrir Square's activists
January 06, 2014

A new movie might win an Oscar for celebrating Egypt's new "culture of protest." Too bad that culture is so incoherent.

Hussein Morsi: My Brother's Presidency 'Was a Disaster'
But he hasn't given up hope on a Muslim Brotherhood resurgence
December 09, 2013

But he hasn't given up hope on a Muslim Brotherhood resurgence

Obama Just Made a Terrible Mistake on Egypt
October 09, 2013

In a certain sense, the Obama administration’s decision to withhold much of the $1.3 billion in annual aid given to Egypt isn’t surprising. U.S.

Egypt's Muslim Brothers Have Three Options for Moving Forward After the Ban
September 24, 2013

In the 16 months after Hosni Mubarak’s dramatic February 2011 ouster, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood quickly rose from the cave to the castle, winning the parliamentary and presidential elections, and then appointing its members to executive positions ac

Western Media Is Fixated on the Wrong Arrest in Egypt
September 23, 2013

Last week, Egypt’s military-backed government continued its decapitation of the Muslim Brotherhood, arresting four top officials.

The Islamic Insurgency That Could Soon Hit Egypt
The danger in destroying the Muslim Brotherhood's leadership
August 19, 2013

Shortly after the uprising-cum-coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi on July 3, I asked an Egyptian military official why the generals removed Morsi after only four days of protests when they had waited 18 days to remove Hosni Mubarak in 2011.