From: Verveer, Melanne S Date: 2009-09-19 08:22 She asked Clinton in the message if she would accept an award for women who
"The situation in Egypt in terms of the objective, day-to-day circumstances of living, have been difficult for a long time and they became more difficult after the revolution and removal of Mubarak. But returning to the security state is precisely the wrong answer."
Are we to condemn ElBaradei for this apparent hypocrisy, or commend him for his altruism in becoming involved in a process for the greater good of the country that he would otherwise reject?
After the second wave of the Egyptian revolution, the interim declaration should have clearly spelled out the ultimate vision for the new Egypt: A country based on humanity, equality, justice, and freedom for all.
American politicians and pundits know almost nothing about Egypt but were quick to endorse the military coup against Morsi. The reason is Islamophobia: the biased U.S. presumption that Morsi's fall is simply the result of Islamist authoritarianism. The truth is a little more complicated.
Being Egypt's first freely elected President and overturned by its own Army just a year later will not instill confidence in the International Community for future Syrian political initiatives
Embarrassingly, our law professor president refuses to label the arrest of Egypt's freely elected president by the military a coup because that would trigger an end to the $1.5 billion in U.S. aid as a matter of law.
CAIRO, July 8 (Reuters) - Egyptian liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei said the country was in "dire need" of reconciliation
"No one did what we did," he said. "Most groups held conferences or at most a protest in downtown Cairo, but we toured the
Should the U.S. military have overthrown Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon for their misguided war in Vietnam? Or overthrown George
The people we met in Egypt, expressing their most heartfelt desires to strangers, want to work side-by-side with all of their fellow Egyptians in a nation that has always been a leader in the Arab world. They want to work. They want a chance to prosper. They want a future for their children.
Egypt needed private investment, but to attract that it needed political consensus, something he said was lacking under the
In light of the recent unrest, it's increasingly difficult to overlook the illiberal currents at work in Egypt's constitutional process. In the past, I have been very optimistic about the future of Egypt's revolution. But now Morsi has to prove himself worthy of that trust.
Morsi's authoritarian declaration may have prevented even more authoritarian measures that would slow down the transition and frustrate democracy.
Depressed, disillusioned and detracted from the political debates, many Egyptians are disappointed that they are left with a choice to pick between "the lesser of two evils."
Egypt has gone through great changes in a short period of time. It shocked the world when the protests, known here as the 25 January Revolution, overthrew the Mubarak regime. Now Egyptians and foreigners alike are eagerly anticipating the next steps.
Thousands of Egyptians gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of the country's
ElBaradei, who helped to galvanise the opposition when he returned to Egypt in 2010, withdrew this month from Egypt's presidential
The current political situation in Egypt is a complex weave of shifting alliances, jostling for power, democratic aspirations, and fear -- fear of losing long-held privileges, of skeletons in closets, and of what tomorrow could bring.
With elections in Tunisia happening this week, and with Egypt's just around the corner, we need to be prepared to accept an outcome that may be disappointing to some, but should not be surprising to anyone.