Ex-IAEA Chief Warns on Using Unverified Intel to Pressure Iran

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by Gareth Porter In a critique of the handling of the Iran file by the International Atomic Energy Agency, former IAEA Director General Han Blix has called for greater skepticism about the intelligence documents and reports alleging Iranian nuclear weapons… Continue Reading  

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  

Egypt: Cutting Off Aid and Other Options

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by Wayne White Many Americans, shocked by the appalling casualties from the crackdown ordered by Armed Forces Commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, understandably have reacted by calling for a cut-off of US aid to Egypt. Yet, doing so probably would be… Continue Reading  

Bringing back the “old order” in Egypt

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by Jasmin Ramsey It’s hard to imagine anyone outside of Egypt watching this footage of Cairo burning last night (Mosa’ab El Shamy’s photographs are also stunning) without saying WTF in one way or another. For those who have been following… Continue Reading  

Egyptian Military Scuttles the Revolution

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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