A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.
Exactly one year ago, on July 3, 2013, Egypt's military leaders removed Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically
After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.
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One of the principal reasons so many Egyptians cheered the tanks out on to the street was the belief -- sincere or otherwise -- that whatever sort of government arose from the coup would be freer and more democratic than the Muslim Brotherhood it usurped.
Egypt's Dark Tunnel -- Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
Egypt is the heartbeat of the Arab world, and the path it chooses will have a profound influence on all Arabs.
Those who want to understand the reasons for the coup in Egypt and for the shocking massacres and human rights violations that followed should study the military, not simply as an important institution in Egypt, but as the controlling institution in Egypt.
Given the perceived heavy handedness of the military regime's crackdown and the potential international isolation that Cairo may face in its wake, jihadists within and outside of Egypt may see a ripe opportunity to renew the battle against their most despised "near enemy."
But so far at least, Obama has also refused to cut off the aid despite the takeover by the military, which has been accompanied
CAIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in an incident at an Egyptian prison