Clueless in Cairo


How Egypt’s Generals Sidelined Uncle Sam by Dilip Hiro Since September 11, 2001, Washington’s policies in the Middle East have proven a grim imperial comedy of errors and increasingly a spectacle of how a superpower is sidelined. In this drama, barely… Continue Reading  

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  

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


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.

The American Right’s Holy War in Egypt


by Daniel Luban For the last few weeks, Lobelog has been noting the continued disagreements among US neoconservatives over how to respond to the military coup in Egypt, with a few prominent neocons such as Robert Kagan denouncing it while many… Continue Reading  

Egyptian Military Scuttles the Revolution


by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The revolutionary aspirations for justice, dignity and hope that Egypt’s young people brought to the world in January 2011 were crushed Wednesday by the military’s bloody crackdown. Declaring a State of Emergency and putting… Continue Reading