The Unthinkable Targets

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by Thomas W. Lippman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—An anonymous posting on an extremist website has exposed a new area of concern about the security of Americans and other westerners throughout the Middle East—their children’s schools. Diplomatic and military installations have been… Continue Reading  

Gaza Peace Talks: Hamas’ Dilemma

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by Mitchell Plitnick Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continues on the diplomatic front with the opening of two sets of talks this week in Cairo. One set will have Egypt brokering discussions with Fatah and Hamas on the future of… Continue Reading  

U.S. Suspends More Military Aid to Egypt, Arousing Scepticism

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News The administration of President Barack Obama announced Wednesday it was freezing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Egyptian military pending “credible progress” toward a return to democratic rule.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Is Not Going Away

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by Jasmin Ramsey Almost 1,000 Egyptians have died, according to the official count, since Aug. 14 when Egypt’s armed forces began clamping down on Muslim Brotherhood-led protests against the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. That number well exceeds the… Continue Reading  

An Egyptian Black Friday?

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by Henry Precht The starting point for understanding Egypt’s August 14th massacre is Black Friday — September 8, 1978 — during the Iranian Revolution. On that day, 35 years ago, the Shah’s troops killed an untold number of demonstrators in… Continue Reading