December 23, 2012

A Hollow Referendum Win for Morsi

Leah Farrall, The Australian

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Egypt's probable passing of a new constitution after a drawn-out referendum that concluded this weekend will bring the country's transition period to an ostensible close, but instead of stability, Egypt's political climate has become more polarised.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Mohammed Morsi


December 19, 2012
Illusions About Egypt's Islamist Future
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
The outcome of the constitutional referendum may be foreordained, but it may be the last chance Egyptians will have to stop the imposition of Islamist rule. The opposition to the Brotherhood might have benefited from strong U.S.... more ››
December 11, 2012
Islamists Are Worse than Dictators
Daniel Pipes, Washington Times
Who is worse, President Mohammed Morsi, the elected Islamist seeking to apply Islamic law in Egypt, or former President Hosni Mubarak, the dictator ousted for trying to start a dynasty? More broadly, will a liberal, democratic... more ››
December 10, 2012
Tyranny of the Majority in Egypt?
Nathan Brown, Foreign Affairs
From a liberal democratic perspective, there is much to like in Egypt's new constitution and some things to worry about as well. There are also gaping holes and ambiguities that only politics can fill in -- and, given the current... more ››
December 18, 2012
U.S. Congress Should Threaten Aid to Egypt
Washington Times
Even if Mr. Obama has few words of support for freedom in Egypt, money talks. Congress should send a message of its own to Cairo’s theocrats that is certain to catch their attention: A decline in liberty will result in a... more ››
December 23, 2012
2012: From Arab Spring to Early Winter
Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
Climate experts say 2012 will likely be the warmest year ever in the United States. In the global political realm, though, it's been a Big Chill. more ››