October 16, 2012

West Must Support the New Egypt

Roger Cohen, New York Times

AP Photo

Freedom is not the subordinate clause some Egyptian liberals now turn it into. Democracy is precious precisely because it is fragile and unpredictable. The West — after Algeria and Gaza and decades of the hypocrisy that condoned the likes of Assad — must back Morsi to be better than Friday’s violence suggested.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 16, 2012
Ditch the Lazy 'Islamist Spring' Narrative
Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon
The narrative about an inexorable, ineluctable Islamist rise to power in post-dictatorship Arab societies has been further undermined by a series of under-appreciated and quietly dramatic developments in North Africa. The failure... more ››
October 16, 2012
Hamas Redefines Itself with New Allies
Dalia Hatuqa, The National
This month, Hamas's political leader Khaled Meshaal took part in a conference hosted by Turkey's ruling AKP party. A commentator on Syria's state-run Al Dunya television channel compared Mr Meshaal to "an orphan" looking for... more ››
October 15, 2012
U.S. Policy Empowers Mideast Radicals
Barry Rubin, Jerusalem Post
There are two problems with US policy toward the Middle East: both the analysis and response aren’t just wrong, they make things much worse.The White House has supported the anti-Semitic, anti-American Muslim Brotherhood in... more ››
King Abdullah must make swift and drastic reforms to resolve his latest political and economic crisis. more ››
October 10, 2012
The Coming Global Disorder
Bret Stephens, Commentary Magazine
Whatever the precise cause, global order has come undone in the past and may soon come apart again. The undoing will be preceded by a number of seemingly unconnected events and trends whose significance and direction become clear... more ››