February 19, 2012

Is Egypt's Government Malicious or Incompetent?

Eric Trager, The New Republic

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Is Egypt' current government deliberately instigating conflict, or just incapable of managing its own affairs?

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February 16, 2012
Hamas on Speed Dating Circuit
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As the group makes new friends in Egypt and Turkey, will it leave its old friend Iran behind? Will it modify its positions on peace talks with Israel and the two state solution? And where will all this leave the prospects for... more ››
February 15, 2012
Arab States More Stable Than They Appear
Ezzedine Fishere, Daily Star
With leadership essentially contested among Arab states, it is hard to see how non-Arab states could hope to lead. Let me put it clearly: the Turkish and Iranian bids for regional leadership are doomed. Sooner or later, their... more ››
February 14, 2012
Don't Fund Arab Spring Governments
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