Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Exclusion Breeds Radicalism


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


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


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  

Why Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa Family Is Losing the Right to Rule


by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News By continuing its repressive policies and refusing to engage civil society and moderate political groups in meaningful dialogue for genuine reform, the Khalifa family has squandered its legitimate right to rule Bahrain. King Hamad… Continue Reading  

Syria: It’s Time to Act


by Emile Nakhleh Watching the Syrian debate in Washington, one is dismayed by the focus on whether Sarin gas has been used or not. As if 80,000 dead and over two million refugees are not a sufficient reason for the… Continue Reading