Egypt: Tailoring Constitutions for the Ruling Military

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by Rana Allam Dictatorships tend to treat the constitution with even less respect than they do their people, changing and amending articles according to their changing wills. Egyptians are no strangers to this fact. Between 1956 and today, Egypt has… Continue Reading  

Can Iran and Israel Make Up?

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by Eldar Mamedov As Iran watchers in Washington brace for a more hawkish new US administration, the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a conference on October 31 on a subject that continues to bedevil US-Iran relations: the mutual security perceptions of… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Sisi’s Rule Teetering

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by Emile Nakhleh The recent downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai peninsula, most likely due to a bomb, is emblematic of the inability of the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to comprehend the threats facing it and its… Continue Reading  

The Republican Adoration of Egypt’s Sisi

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by Derek Davison During Thursday night’s Fox News-sponsored Republican primary debate, moderator Megyn Kelly asked Texas Senator Ted Cruz whether he believes that the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is an “ideological problem in addition to a military one.” This… Continue Reading  

The Next Gaza War

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by Max Blumenthal “A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by… Continue Reading