looking beyond borders

foreign policy and global economy

Archive for the tag “Hosni Mubarak”

Egypt’s Revolution in Reverse

Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a former general is head of state, and charges against Hosni Mubarak have been dismissed—it’s like 2011 all over again.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Calming Saudi Anger

Riyadh‘s frustration with Russia and China now extends to the United States, not only over Syria, but also over Washington’s acquiescence in the fall of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and its new quest for a nuclear deal with Iran.

Read Here – Reuters

Why Is Saudi Backing Change In Egypt?

Saudi Arabia usually adopts policies that match its regime’s conservative nature. It is a regime that is resistant to internal change and to revolution — any revolution in any Arab country.

Read Here – Al Monitor

Tragedy On The Nile

The divisions in Egypt are deep. Whereas reconciliation had seemed possible, though difficult, until last week, there are now two irreconcilable camps facing off against each other: the military and its secular supporters, on one side, and the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, on the other. The young activists and the liberals no longer play a role.

Read Here – Der Spiegel

The Deep Saudi Fear

Riyadh was a close ally of Egypt’s former leader Hosni Mubarak, toppled by a popular uprising in 2011 that brought Mursi‘s Muslim Brotherhood to power, and has long feared the spread of the Islamist group’s ideology to the Gulf monarchies.

Read Here – Reuters

The Mistakes Muslim Brotherhood Made

Imagine a government dominated by paranoia, convinced of conspiracies around every corner. That, in short, was the most defining aspect of the Muslim Brotherhood’s year in power in Egypt. Though the country’s first democratically elected government was overthrown in a military coup in July, the Brotherhood made its fair share of critical mistakes.

Read Here – WorldAffairsJournal

Egypt’s Fear Bubble

More important in my view is the belief expressed by almost half a dozen activists in the course of a week of conversations that the revolutionary movement was never going to be able to defeat both the Brotherhood and the military in a struggle for Egypt’s future. And so to have the army hand such an epic defeat to the Brotherhood is a gift whose value is hard to overestimate – which is precisely why so many Leftists are loathe to turn it down, writes Mark LeVine.

Read Here – Aljaeera

A Month Since Morsi Went

It’s been one month since Egypt’s first democratically elected president has been deposed, and since Mohamed Morsi‘s ouster, the power struggle between the military and Morsi’s supporters has kept the country on edge.

Read Here – Al Jazeera

Egypt’s Pretenders

Egypt has had its fill of heroes in the form of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar al-Sadat, Mubarak, and Morsi — all false prophets of particular versions of modernity — but it is crying out for leadership. Unfortunately, the politicians stocking the new government do not inspire confidence that Egypt will finally get what it needs.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Economy: Egypt’s Bigger Disaster

As Egypt’s political crisis rolls on and a transitional government tries to steer a path different from that taken by ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s spiraling economy is at the top of the agenda

Read Here – Time

Post Navigation

%d bloggers like this: