The Reporters Covering Morsi's Trial Are Calling for His Death. Huh?
November 15, 2013
“Therefore we hope that ... the maximum penalty will be applied, death by hanging, in the hope that this judgment will be carried out on the walls of the Itahadeya presidential palace in the same place that al-Husseini Abu Deif was martyred.”
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.
Obama Trips Over Himself Again on Egypt
August 15, 2013
The best defense I can muster for Team Obama's pathetic response to the events of the last month in Egypt is that the men and women in charge of American foreign policy simply don't mind looking foolish.
Amnesia Breaks Out in Egypt
July 16, 2013
If there is one underappreciated aspect of the chaos in Egypt, it is the startling amnesia with which the country's majority has greeted this month's coup.
Egypt has recently seen a street-art movement of unprecedented vitality.
Too Soon for "Civil War"
July 10, 2013
Egypt's situation is dire, but mislabeling it could make it worse.
July 09, 2013
How should the United States respond to the Egyptian military’s ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi?
Marginalizing the Muslim Brotherhood Is a Mistake
July 05, 2013
When the Egyptian army reclaimed power this week, some of its first actions were to shut down three Islamist-run television stations, detain at least five staff members at Al Jazeera's Egypt channel, allegedly for being sympathetic to the Muslim Brot
Egypt’s Undemocratic Democracy
July 03, 2013
Are democracies just places where there are elections? Or does democracy require something more?
Is Egypt's Political Rift Beyond Repair?
December 12, 2012
Last night, the scene in front of Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo's Nasr City felt like an enormous Islamist block party. A six-lane boulevard had been shut down and was crammed with thousands of bodies supporting President Mohammed Morsi. They waved Egyptian flags with religious slogans like “There is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger,” while eating popcorn and drinking tea. The pro-government protesters had erected a stage, and when I got there as the sun set, the loudspeakers were blaring.