Egypt

A Middle East Expert Explains Assad's Dangerous Charm, ISIS's Plans, and the Future of the Region
An Interview With Robert Ford, the Former Ambasssador to Syria
July 09, 2014

A conversation with former Syrian Ambassador Robert Ford.

Why the World is Filled With Failed Protest Movements
The insurgencies are anti-political at their base
June 01, 2014

Do recent political protests make clear the new power of the citizen or do they mark the decline of the political influence of the middle class?

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.

The Pinochet Myth Is Alive and Well Among Pundits Who Write About Egypt
March 02, 2014

Columnists keep saying the Chilean dictator was a brute who modernized the economy. Actually, he was a brute with a rotten economic record. Take heed, Egyptians.

In One Egyptian City, the Arab Spring Spirit Has Not Been Snuffed
February 17, 2014

Why unrest persists in Suez but not in other parts of Egypt.

Oscar-Nominated 'The Square' Distorts the Sad Reality for Democratic Movements
February 07, 2014

The outcome in Egypt has also darkened Western perceptions of the possibility for political evolution in authoritarian states everywhere.

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

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