June 25, 2014

ISIS & Sisi: Two Arab Models, Both Doomed

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Associated Press

Why two Arab governing models are doomed.

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June 25, 2014
A Farce of Egyptian Justice
Tomas Avenarius, Suddeutsche Zeitung
Originally published in Suddeutsche Zeitung. MUNICH - It doesn't take a jurist to see how thin the evidence was against the three "Marriott cell" journalists. When news broadcasts that comprise both new and archived material,... more ››
June 17, 2014
Netanyahu's Pivot to China
Jon Emont, Tablet Magazine
A primary hurdle to Israel’s “Asia pivot” is that Israel’s infrastructure is oriented westward; it is designed to handle Mediterranean, not Red Sea, trade. Even though there are major advantages to shipping goods from... more ››
June 13, 2014
Egypt's Shame: Violent Assaults on Women
Margaret Wente, Globe & Mail
At the dawn of the wretchedly misnamed Arab Spring, Westerners hoped the overthrow of a corrupt dictatorship would liberate Egypt’s women. Instead, it made things worse. Public order deteriorated. The military regime of the... more ››
The timing of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting last weekend with Egypt's newly elected president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, was unfortunate. What it says about the confusion that reigns over U.S. foreign policy in Egypt... more ››
June 24, 2014
Too Late to Get Right with Egypt
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
If there has been one thing that has been consistent about the Obama administration’s policies toward Egypt, it has been bad timing. The latest shift in the U.S. attitude toward Cairo came yesterday when Secretary of State John... more ››