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In Egypt It’s Muslims Vs Muslim Brotherhood

Is the Muslim Brotherhood dying? In Egypt and throughout the Arab world, Brotherhood-affiliated parties are suffering an unprecedented series of setbacks that cast real doubt on the long-term viability of that version of Islamist politics.

Read Here – The National, Abu Dhabi

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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

Fresh Quest For Change In Kuwait

With greater representation to Kuwaiti society, the new parliament brings with it the hope that somehow the resiliency of the political system has finally kicked in and is steering the country in the right direction

Read Here – Gulf News

Africa’s Experiment With Coups

The ouster of Morsi is only one episode in the long tradition of African state coups. Yet, it contributes to a trend that threatens the blossoming of democracy across the region.

Read Here – The European

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

Brotherhood After Morsi

For the Muslim Brotherhood to play a constructive role in Egypt’s rebirth, it will have to opt for cooperation. Here’s why it might.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Egypt Shows No Place For Political Islam

The rejection by Egyptians of their Islamist government marks a turning point — not only for that country, but for the entire Middle East. Over the course of the past couple weeks, the Egyptian people have made a clear and powerful statement that political Islam cannot and should not be allowed to suppress the broader popular will for moderation and tolerance.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

For Egyptian Army It’s A Choice Between Turkey and Algeria

Two groups of people — The Muslim Brotherhood and the military — will determine Egypt’s future and it is important understand which direction events could go, writes Omar Ashour

Read Here – Bloomberg

Morsi Toppled; Egypt’s Uncertain Political Future

Egypt’s armed forces overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, sparking wild rejoicing in the streets at the prospect of new elections as a range of political leaders backed a new political transition.

Read Here – Reuters

The Ghost Within

Amid the Arab Spring unrest seen among many of its neighbors, the United Arab Emirates has painted itself as a bastion of stability and progress. But the outcome of a trial this week will mark the culmination of the wealthy Gulf state’s little-publicized crackdown on domestic dissent, which critics say has been marked by torture and partiality.

Read Here – The Atlantic

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