Bonnie Bricker is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.
Since the military coup that toppled the country’s elected Muslim Brotherhood government, the message of the many Egyptians we met last year resonates with even greater power.
Let’s resist the temptation to intervene in Syria. This time, let’s say ‘lesson learned.’
If we truly believe in the value of democracy, the value of freedom, and the power of the people’s voice, we will support Egypt and its new president on their journey toward a free and democratic society.
Egypt’s presidential election ought to be celebrated as a great success for the forces of democracy in Egypt and the Arab world.
In Libya, the U.S. lead role in the military intervention has proved that its advertised intentions and actions clash with reality on the ground.
How will the pro-democracy movement respond if the military subverts the revolution?
Washington’s idea of stability will only sow more instability.
What’s revealed in the WikiLeaks documents only further erodes other nations’ trust in the United States.
Unchecked growth in intelligence agencies raises troubling questions and even affects how we interact with neighbors.
The Obama administration’s policy toward Iraq largely continues the policies of the Bush years.
While Iraq could easily become Obama’s nightmare with a policy that emphasizes sectarian divisions, a national unity framework will help Iraq become a new democracy in the Middle East.
Instead of promoting a rational, reasoned response to the swine flu outbreak, global health officials helped inflame sentiment against immigrants in the United States and across the globe.
This month’s provincial elections reaffirm Iraqis’ national identity, signal rejection of outside influence.
Russia didn’t have to look back to ancient times to learn how to invade another country.
We have to decide, as a nation, whether our need for Middle Eastern oil is more important to our future than our conduct as a moral and ethical people.
While the American people are seeking a way to bring the troops home from Iraq, the President and his administration are aiming to stay for much longer.
While politicians in Washington argue over the future of Iraq, half a world away a bloody battle for the soul of Iraq is being fought by Iraqis who are paying a high price for the U.S. occupation.
Too often the inequities between Israelis and Palestinians are overlooked.