Tag Archives: Egypt

febrero 23

Could Russia join the fight against ISIS by arming Libya?

Miliciano libio en Sirte, otoño 2014 Could Russia join the fight against ISIS by arming Libya? – Russia Direct – http://t.co/zRHNce6lmi — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) March 1, 2015

octubre 05

With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev after being awarded an honorary Doctorate from Nazarbayev University in Astana. ©AFP With Russia in Middle East, China Claims Central Asia By  Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, October 2, 2013 Russia’s Middle East policy is all the rage these days. An article in the Washington Post on Tuesday notes […]

octubre 03

Erdogan ‘Demo- cratization Package’ (1)

People watch a television broadcasting the speech of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a coffee shop in Istanbul, Sept. 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/ Osman Orsal) Will ‘Democratization Package’ Restore Erdogan’s Reputation? Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse; October 1, 2013 When the Arab Spring broke out in December 2010, Turkey was considered a neutral […]

septiembre 19

Turkey’s Influence Divides Yemenis

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindowa cut the red ribbon to inaugurate the Turkish International School in Sana’a. Turkey’s Influence Divides Yemenis Farea al-Muslimi, Al-Monitor, September 13, 2013 From the Sabaha region, which overlooks Sanaa from the west and constitutes a vital outlet to the port of Al-Hudaydah on the […]

Gulf Islamist Dissent Over Egypt

Islamist Dissent Over Egypt Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy, August 18, 2013 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued an unusually rapid and strong endorsement of the Egyptian military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood’s sit-ins, calling on all Arabs to unite behind a crackdown on terrorism, incitement, and disorder. Bahrain, the UAE, and Kuwait rapidly backed his stance. But […]

Morsi Is Not Arab World’s Mandela

A grafitti on Morsi Morsi Is Not Arab World’s Mandela Hani Sabra and Bassem Sabry, Al-Monitor, August 12, 2013 Tawakul Karman is a brave press-freedom advocate and a worthy Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was a powerful voice in the Yemeni people’s struggle against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 34-year autocracy and remains an important figure […]

Vali Nasr: Obama and the Middle East

  Read about this book in: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In Spanish: «EEUU: exfuncionario revela enfrentamientos en gobierno por guerra en Afganistán» In conversation with Vali Nasr Mamdouh Al-Muhaini, Asharq Al-Awsat, July 3, 2013 Scholar and former diplomat says Obama is wrong to neglect the Middle East, and his foreign policy […]

Egypt, Tunisia, Libya …

Photo of Abdulsalam al-Mismari, lawyer & activist murdered in Libya on Friday. Photo via @ShababLibya Egypt, Tunisia, Libya … The political turmoil is spreading Posted by Brian Whitaker, al-bab.com, Saturday, 27 July 2013 All three of North Africa’s «Arab Spring» countries are now in a state of crisis. While media attention, for obvious reasons, is focused mostly […]

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.- Navy Live Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war? James Stavridis, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2013 This is not a new crisis. The Greek poet Constantine Cavafy lived and wrote in Egypt a […]

A difficult way forward in Egypt

Tahrir 2011, and the Muslim Broterhood. Cartoon by Chuck Asay A difficult way forward in Egypt International Crisis Group,  Cairo/Brussels,  3 Jul 2013 Egypt teeters on the verge of a catastrophic confrontation, it is difficult to discern who has been more short-sighted: an arrogant Muslim Brotherhood that misread electoral gains for a political blank-check or […]

The AKP can’t have it all its own way

President Morsi and PM Erdogan: September, 2012:  «Turkish democracy is example for Muslim world: Erdogan» The AKP can’t have it all its own way Semih İdiz, Hürriyet, July 09, 2013 There is a lot of angry moralizing on the part of Turkish Islamists aimed at the West for its reluctance to label what happened in […]

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU

TAP Wins on Nabucco: A Total Defeat for the EU Matteo Cazzulani, EastBook, 5.07.2013 The choice of Trans Adriatic Pipeline as the unique pipeline to pump Azerbaijani gas to Europe is economically convenient to reach Northern European energy markets. However, the exclusion of Nabucco is a total defeat of the EU projects to diversify gas […]

After Mohammad Morsi’s ouster, a second chance for Obama

After Mohammad Morsi’s ouster, a second chance for Obama by Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Washington Post – Opinions, July, 4, 2013 The Egyptian army’s removal of President Mohammad Morsi gives the Obama administration that rarest of opportunities in foreign policy: a second chance. Getting it right will require understanding […]

The Next Phase of the Arab Spring

Egypt’s military helicopters fly above Cairo’s Tahrir Square with the national flag attached. Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany The Next Phase of the Arab Spring Stratfor, July 3, 2010 The Arab Spring was an exercise in irony, nowhere more so than in Egypt. On the surface, it appeared to be the Arab equivalent of 1989 […]

Egypt’s anti-Islamist uprising: How did it come to this?

Protesters, opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, wave the Egyptian flag and shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo’s Moqattam district July 1, 2013. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/REUTERS) Egypt’s anti-Islamist uprising: How did it come to this? Evan Hill, The Globe and Mail, Jul. 01 2013 Families had stockpiled […]

Mass Protests In Egypt Echo Cairo’s Tahrir Square Uprising

New logo for Ultras Ahlawy (Latuff Cartoons) Mass Protests In Egypt Echo Cairo’s Tahrir Square Uprising – Analysis Eurasian Review, June 28, 2013, by James M. Dorsey Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans, in a replay of the run-up to mass protests two years ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak are positioning themselves […]

Egypt is already a failed state

‘You Can’t Eat Sharia’ Egypt is on the brink — not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse. BY Mohamed el-Baradei | Foreign Policy, JULY/AUGUST 2013 Two years after the revolution that toppled a dictator, Egypt is already a failed state. According to the Failed States Index, in the year before […]

The Arab world through the eyes of a clown

The Arab world through the eyes of a clown Thoraia Abou Bakr  /  Daily News – Egypt,  June 19, 2013 In 1974 Syrian writer Mohamed El-Maghout wrote the play The Clown, which juxtaposes the Arab world of today with its legendary empires of the past.  Now, Utopia Theatre Group has taken this central contrast and set […]

Istanbul, Gezi Park: TINA vs. NAIT?

Personalized attention to every citizen: one of the most infamous pictures of the protests in Istanbul Istanbul, Gezi Park: TINA vs. NAIT? Francisco Veiga, Eurasian Hub, June 2, 2013 It seems evident that the revolt in Istanbul’s Gezi Park has been a true “Black Swan”. According to author Nassir Nicholas Taleb, who coined this concept, […]

Asian Nations Are Not Popular Worldwide: BBC Poll

LF Cartoons, by Luke Farookhi, 07/04/2013 Asian Nations Are Not Popular Worldwide: BBC Poll By Zachary Keck, The Diplomat, May 29, 2013 Asia is not very popular around the world and the popularity of many countries in the region is trending downward, according to an annual poll by the BBC. The 2013 edition of the BBC World Service’s Country Ratings […]