Egypt’s Sentencing of Journalists Draws US Condemnation

by Jim Lobe* The administration of President Barack Obama joined international human rights groups around the world in “strongly condemn(ing)” Monday’s conviction and sentencing by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists and 15 others for their alleged association… Continue Reading  

Bob Kagan Assails AIPAC, Israel on Egypt Policy

by Jim Lobe As some readers may recall, I wrote a long essay shortly after last July’s military coup d’etat against Egypt’s democratically elected Morsi government on differing attitudes within the neoconservative movement toward the coup and democracy itself. Given… 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. Calls Egypt’s Latest Mass Death Sentences “Unconscionable”

by Jim Lobe* Five days after approving the transfer of 10 Apache helicopters to aid Egypt’s “counter-terrorism” campaign in Sinai, the administration of President Barack Obama denounced as “unconscionable” the latest round of mass death sentences against members of the… 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