Many of the secular activists and organizations who had played such a central role in the Arab Spring uprising came together with the Muslim Brotherhood in a unified front to challenge the military’s continuing seizure of power.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise–nor should it be cause for concern.
Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there’s no going back.
As the current revolts in the Middle East demonstrate, the democracy-versus-stability debate rests on a false dichotomy.
A series of links symbolizing the key moments that led to victory for the people of Egypt and to honor their inspiring call for democracy. From desperation to celebration!
The question now is what happens next.
Constrained from war by the Camp David accord, the Egyptian army lords it over the economy instead.
The people of Egypt have an enormous task challenging their own government. Our job is to challenge ours.
Egypt’s ruling apparatus is beset with competing agendas.
Meanwhile, Israel’s support for Mubarak adds fuel to protesting Egyptians’ fire.
Phyllis Bennis speaks about the ongoing protests in Egypt and what the U.S. response should be.
Anarchy, a dangerous game, can result in civil war.
Most U.S. foreign aid is not meant to address poverty.