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27th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

The Ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

On September 23, a Cairo court issued a verdict instituting a ban on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates in Egypt. The decision... more...

26th September 2013 – The Long War Journal

Free Syrian Army Units Ally with al Qaeda, Reject Syrian National Coalition, and Call for Sharia

Bill Roggio

Some of the largest Free Syrian Army brigades teamed up with an al Qaeda affiliate and other large Islamist groups to reject the Western-backed Syrian... more...

23rd September 2013 – Fox News

The O’Reilly Factor

Clifford D. May

With new terrorist attacks in Kenya and Pakistan over the weekend, are moderate Muslims doing enough to speak out against extremism within their religion? more...

16th September 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Egypt’s New Political Transition

Egypt’s “Committee of the Fifty,” which serves as a constituent assembly, held its first deliberations last week to draft a new constitution. The meeting... more...

6th September 2013 – Quoted by Ana Maria Luca, NOW

Fear of Assassinations on the Rise in Egypt

Jonathan Schanzer

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim survived a Thursday bomb that targeted his convoy in one of Cairo’s popular neighborhoods. The blast... more...

26th August 2013 – Podcast

The Loopcast

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda after the Arab Spring. more...

22nd August 2013 – The Atlantic

How Syria’s Jihadists Win Friends and Influence People

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As the mellifluous sounds of a jihadist nasheed -- an Islamic chant -- washed over the excited spectators, two lines of bearded salafists, including masked... more...

22nd August 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Way Down in Egypt’s Land

Clifford D. May

President Obama wants to keep aid to Egypt’s new military rulers flowing. So does Republican former ambassador John Bolton. Democratic (and Muslim)... more...

20th August 2013 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer, VOA News

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood at the Crossroads

Jonathan Schanzer

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is facing is facing a stark choice following the military’s violent crackdown on the group and the arrest of its leaders... more...

19th August 2013 – CBN News


Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford D. May discusses the unrest in Egypt, specifically if civil war is possible. more...

17th August 2013 – Sun News Network - Canada

News Update

FDD's Khairi Abaza discusses the ongoing unrest in Egypt from Cairo. more...

16th August 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

The brutal crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in Egypt. more...

16th August 2013 – BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

FDD's Khairi Abaza joins a discussion on cutting foreign aid to Egypt following the bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters. more...

16th August 2013 – CTV News

News Update

FDD's Khairi Abaza discusses the situation in Egypt from Cairo and says it has become 'extremely tense' on the streets. more...

12th August 2013 – CTV News

News Update

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses how the situation in Egypt can get worse if the Army chooses to forcefully remove the pro-Morsi protesters. more...

6th August 2013 – The Caravan

An Islamist Moment?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Fifty years ago, the historian Elizabeth Monroe published a beautifully written book with a dismissive title: Britain’s Moment in the Middle East, 1914-1956. more...

3rd August 2013 – The Long War Journal

Zawahiri Rebukes Muslim Brotherhood for Trusting Democracy

Bill Roggio

Just one day after the Egyptian military overthrew the elected Muslim Brotherhood government, Shabaab was at the forefront of those arguing... more...

29th July 2013 – War on the Rocks

Rumor Busting: Benghazi, the Brotherhood, and Interpretation of Data

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A couple of weeks ago, I testified at a House hearing on the terrorist threat in North Africa. The hearing closed with a line of questions from one... more...

29th July 2013 – Quoted by Oren Dorell, USA Today

Analysts: Egypt Coup Weakens Hamas, May Help Peace Talks

Jonathan Schanzer

Unrest in Egypt and an Egyptian military crackdown in the Sinai has weakened the Palestinian Liberation Organization's main rival, Hamas... more...

26th July 2013 – BBC News

BBC World News America

Reuel Marc Gerecht

FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht discusses the crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters by the Egyptian Army and the future of the Muslim Brotherhood. more...


Jonathan Schanzer

Vice President for Research

Clifford D. May



29th July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Egyptian Revolution 2.0

A Conversation with Bahaa El-Taweal, Khairi Abaza, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Samuel Tadros, and Jonathan Schanzer

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground in Egypt, the U.S. must now determine how best to support Egypt's transition, protect U.S. interests, and advance democracy in the region. Are we supporting a military dictatorship over a popularly elected Islamist government? What does the future hold for the non-Islamist Tamarod movement? Will the Muslim Brotherhood rebound from this defeat? What does this crisis portend for the Muslim Brotherhood bloc, including Qatar and Turkey?

26th October 2012 - 3:00 AM

Khairi Abaza Speaks on Egypt’s New Government

Where is the Egyptian 'Third Republic' Heading

Al-Hewar Center, Vienna, VA