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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...

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...

26th July 2013 – The Weekly Standard

The Great Collision

Reuel Marc Gerecht

For most of those who were so hopeful when the Great Arab Revolt downed the dictator Hosni Mubarak two years ago, the travails of Egypt’s fledgling... more...

24th July 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

Egypt’s Islamists Will Rise Again

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...

23rd July 2013 – CTC Sentinel

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s Tunisia Strategy

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

During the last two years, Salafist activity has escalated in Tunisia. Much of this activity—primarily da`wa (religious outreach) designed to expand the Salafist movement... more...

18th July 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

The New Muslim Generation

Clifford D. May

A month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked whether the Taliban is a terrorist organization. The question appeared to stump her. more...

12th July 2013 – The Washington Post

In Egypt, the Popularity of Islamism Shall Endure

Reuel Marc Gerecht

How will the Egyptian army’s coup against the elected Muslim Brotherhood government affect Islamism, intellectually and politically the most consequential... more...

11th July 2013 – CNN

What Morsi’s Fall Means for Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

When Egypt’s army toppled the Muslim Brotherhood from power last week, it also delivered a punishing blow to Hamas in Gaza. Fallen President Mohamed... more...

11th July 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Murder on the Democracy Express

Clifford D. May

Who killed Egyptian democracy? Elite foreign-policy analysts have been providing strikingly divergent answers. Egypt’s military is, of course, the prime suspect. more...

4th July 2013 – National Post

Egyptians Still Hunger for Democracy

The Egyptian protests that began on June 30 and culminated in the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi look a lot like the 2011 uprising that brought... more...

3rd July 2013 – PJ Media

Obama’s New World Order: Power to Our Enemies, Death to Our Friends & a Fish in the President’s Face

Michael Ledeen

The anti-Morsi, anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore anti-Obama demonstrations in Egypt are the biggest in human history. It’s quite something, an historic event. more...

2nd July 2013 – National Review Online

Egypt and the US

Benjamin Weinthal

The last few days of mass protests in Egypt show that broad swaths of Egypt’s population reject the Islamic dominated government of President Mohammed Morsi... more...

1st July 2013 – The Long War Journal

Syrian Jihadists Behead Catholic Priest, 2 Others

Bill Roggio

Jihadists in Syria kidnapped a Catholic priest in the Idlib area and beheaded him as scores of onlookers, including children, cheered and recorded the event... more...

28th June 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Mohammed Morsi, Tamarod, and the Current Crisis in Egypt

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi delivered a major speech on June 26 that was designed to defuse the political tensions which had been building in anticipation... more...

12th June 2013 – The Long War Journal

Mohammed al Zawahiri Rejects ‘Filthy Market of Democracy’

Thomas Joscelyn

Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, and two other jihadist ideologues have released a statement criticizing the Democratic Jihad... more...

7th June 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

The Backstory Behind Egypt’s NGO Arrests

An Egyptian court convicted 43 people working for foreign democracy and human rights NGOs on Tuesday. Nineteen were Americans working for some of the most... more...

30th May 2013 – Scripps Howard News Service

Why They Fight

Clifford D. May

In his 6,000-word speech at the National Defense University last week, President Obama devoted only one paragraph to the ideology of those who proclaim themselves America’s enemies. more...

29th May 2013 – FDD Policy Brief

Egypt’s “Rebellion” Movement

A new protest movement in Egypt is gaining steam. Driven primarily by Egyptian youth, the Tamarod [Rebellion] Movement seeks to impeach Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. more...


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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