Egyptian Military Scuttles the Revolution

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by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The revolutionary aspirations for justice, dignity and hope that Egypt’s young people brought to the world in January 2011 were crushed Wednesday by the military’s bloody crackdown. Declaring a State of Emergency and putting… Continue Reading  

Bahrain Declares War on the Opposition

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via IPS News The special session of the Bahraini National Assembly held on Sunday Jul. 28 was a spectacle of venom, a display of vulgarity, and an unabashed nod to increased dictatorship. Calling the Shia “dogs”, as one parliamentarian said… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Exclusion Breeds Radicalism

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by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The Egyptian military’s removal of the democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power upended the MB’s 20-year old political participation programme. If the new regime aims to achieve genuine reconciliation and… Continue Reading  

Egypt Coup Challenges US Credibility

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by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The military’s removal of democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi poses a serious challenge to Washington’s pro-democracy agenda and its ability to influence events in Egypt and the rest of the region. The Barack Obama… Continue Reading  

While Morsi Falters, the Military Should Stay Out

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by Emile Nakhleh The massive demonstrations in Egypt and the growing calls for Morsi to step down indicate his democratic “sputtering start” has ground to a halt. It is equally disconcerting that many within the opposition—secularists, liberals, Christians, women, and… Continue Reading