The UAE’s Preservation of the Status Quo

by Daniel Wagner, Giorgio Cafiero, and Sufyan bin Uzayr* Since the revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has arrested dozens of Emirati and Egyptian nationals allegedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood… Continue Reading  

Sinai: Egyptian Maneuvering and Risky US Choices

by Wayne White Last week, Jasmin Ramsey pointed out how problematic the recent US decision to deliver attack helicopters to Egypt is in terms of US human rights policy. The move also portrays the US as actively taking sides in… Continue Reading  

U.S. Apache Delivery Highlights Mixed Messaging on Egypt

by Jasmin Ramsey* Last October, the Obama administration suspended the delivery of attack helicopters to Egypt’s interim government following the Jul. 2 military ouster of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. “Delivery of these systems could resume pending Egypt’s progress… Continue Reading  

The Egyptian-Saudi Coalition in Defense of Autocracy

by Emile Nakhleh The Bahraini Arabic language newspaper al-Wasat reported on April 9 that a Cairo court began to consider a case brought by an Egyptian lawyer against Qatar accusing it of being soft on terrorism. The “terrorism” charge is… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Anemic Resolve on Egypt’s Human Rights

by Emile Nakhleh The unexpected resignation of Hazem al-Biblawi, Egypt’s interim prime minister, and his government this week and the appointment of Ibrahim Mehlib, a Mubarak-era industrialist, as a new prime minister seem to pave the way for Field Marshal… Continue Reading