Egypt’s Revolution Flounders As Sisi Eyes Presidency

by Emile Nakhleh Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is set to run for president and is expected to win handily. The ruling junta and the interim government have taken several steps to make this happen. Interim President Adly Mansour recently promoted Sisi… Continue Reading  

US Comedy of Errors Continues in Egypt

by Mitchell Plitnick The comedy of errors that is US involvement in Egypt is reaching new heights. The Obama administration continues to be torn by conflicting preferences and concerns. This week its blunders reached new heights after it blessed the… Continue Reading  

A Short-Sighted US Strategy In Egypt

by Mitchell Plitnick It’s time to ask some tough questions about US policy regarding Egypt. The most pressing being what that policy is, exactly? I agreed with the easily assailable decision by the Obama administration to refrain from labelling the… Continue Reading  

Limited US Influence in Egypt Can Still Do Some Good

by Mitchell Plitnick When is a coup not a coup? When calling it that carries repercussions that make a bad situation worse. US President Barack Obama is struggling with recent events in Egypt. Once again he’s presented with a situation… Continue Reading  

What a Difference a Week Makes

by Daniel Luban Charles Krauthammer, July 1, denouncing the Obama administration for refusing to speak out against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi: “Obama the bystander again. Here are the Egyptians in the millions, out on the street, trying to bring down… Continue Reading