Does Egypt Execution Spree Rest on Coerced Confessions?

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by Joe Stork Egypt’s February 20 execution of nine men brought the total number of judicial executions so far this month to at least 15. The nine had been convicted for their alleged roles in the June 2015 car-bomb assassination… Continue Reading  

Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

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by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading  

Time to Rethink U.S. Military Aid to Egypt

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by Seth Binder and William D. Hartung This week’s presidential election in Egypt offers an opportunity to rethink the amount and purpose of U.S. military aid to that nation, which has totaled over $40 billion since the signing of the… Continue Reading  

Crown Prince Mohammed’s Vow to Moderate Saudi Islam: Easier Said Than Done

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by James M. Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words could have literally come out of the mouth of his Emirati counterpart and mentor, Crown… Continue Reading  

Sisi’s Failing Fight

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by Rana Allam On Friday, 28 Coptic Christians, including many children, were gunned down while on their way to a monastery near the Upper Egyptian city of Minya which is home to a significant number of Christians. The attack, which… Continue Reading