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Egypt Coup Challenges US Credibility

Published on July 5th, 2013 | by Emile Nakhleh

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 ... Read More



While Morsi Falters, the Military Should Stay Out

Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Emile Nakhleh

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, ... Read More



A Prudent Triumph

Published on July 2nd, 2013 | by Ali Reza Eshraghi

by Ali Reza Eshraghi Nearly two weeks after Iran’s June 14 presidential election, there’s an unprecedented optimism in the air. Seemingly endless speculation is occurring on a daily basis about the make-up of president-elect Hassan Rouhani’s ... Read More



Parsing Rouhani’s Victory

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Guest

by Reza Marashi The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president has elicited different interpretations in Washington. To some, Iranian officials from both sides of the political spectrum are cut from the same cloth, so ... Read More



Return of Old Guard Marks New Stage in Iran

Published on July 1st, 2013 | by Guest

by Yasaman Baji via IPS News The victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election marked a significant shift in Iranian politics, occasioned by the forceful return of the two most important political factions of ... Read More

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