Egyptian Revolution Inspired by Liberalism

By |February 13th, 2011|

"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said. "'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and [...]

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Egypt Envoy Embarrasses Obama, Channels Dick Cheney

By |February 6th, 2011|

"The President must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. I therefore believe President Mubarak's continued leadership is critical. It's his opportunity to write his own legacy. He has given 60 years of his life to the service of his country and this is an ideal moment for him to show the [...]

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EGYPT: Al Jazeera and White House Mixed Messaging in the Age of Wikileak Cables, Twitter and Facebook

By |January 28th, 2011|

**UPDATES BELOW** This has been an extraordinary week. What follows is a remarkable story I've done my best to unpack and requires a lot of investment on your part. I don't claim this is perfectly packaged, but I've done the very best I can on a story I think is historic, including news late last [...]

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Arab Eruptions

By |January 26th, 2011|

...I'm skeptical too. But I found it unsatisfying to settle for such skepticism as I watched the massive demonstrations unfold in Egypt on my Twitter feed while moderating a panel discussion on Tunisia yesterday (I plead guilty). As I've been arguing for the last month, something does seem to be happening at a regional level, [...]

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Meanwhile, Today in Egypt

By |January 25th, 2011|

**UPDATED** The big news around the sphere is Pres. Obama's State of the Union speech tonight. But not around here, as something serious is brewing in Egypt... and so far no one is covering it, but that won't last long. Just a few moments ago (6:45 pm EST)... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Protests have brought Cairo to a [...]

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This Week in Headlines

By |January 14th, 2011|

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Wikileaks Diplo Docu Dump

By |November 29th, 2010|

Italy's Foreign Minister Frattini called the Wikileaks release the "Sept. 11 of world diplomacy." Republicans are jumping on the leak, as expected, because transparency scares the bejeezus out of the Right. Rep. Pete Hoekstra using hyperbole to say what allies might ask, "'Can the United States be trusted? Can the United States keep a secret?'" [...]

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What Israeli Actions have Wrought

By |June 9th, 2010|

It is time Israel realized that it has obligations to the United States, as well as the United States to Israel, and that it become far more careful about the extent to which it test the limits of U.S. patience and exploits the support of American Jews. This does not mean taking a single action [...]

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