July 5, 2013

Demoting Democracy in Egypt

Shadi Hamid, New York Times

AP Photo

The Obama administration would be wise to distance itself from the army’s actions and use its leverage, particularly the promise of financial assistance, to pressure the military to respect the rights of Islamists.

Read Full Article ››

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


July 5, 2013
Mohammed Morsi's Failed Presidency
Eric Trager, Wall St. Journal
The turning point in Mr. Morsi's presidency came on Nov. 22, when he asserted unchecked executive authority through a constitutional declaration and, weeks later, rammed an Islamist constitution through to ratification. When mass... more ››
July 4, 2013
Where Does Muslim Brotherhood Go from Here?
Nathan Brown, TNR
The final, desperate hours of Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president ousted by the military on Wednesday, were in one sense merciful, but also pathetic. After a brief feint that called to mind the image of Salvadore Allende... more ››
The talk among Egyptians is of a 'second revolution' to finish the business of the first, but the country could lose all it has gained. more ››
Egypt has undergone a military coup, carefully choreographed and wrapped as a democratic act, but a coup d’etat nonetheless. How badly this ends will depend entirely on what the army and the Muslim Brotherhood do next. more ››