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October 31, 2013

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Workers dressed in protective clothes during a chemical weapons demonstration (Bimmer/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: Syria Destroys CW Facilities, Egypt Continues Crackdown, and Washington Hosts Maliki

Significant Developments Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced today that Syria had “completed rendering inoperable its chemical weapons production and assembly i…

October 31, 2013

Reforming the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood needs to withdraw and reform if it’s to become a viable political force in the years ahead. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights a course for change.

August 7, 2012

MBwho Who Are the Muslim Brothers?

Who are Egypt’s Muslim Brothers?  Over the last eighteen months much has been written about the Muslim Brotherhood.  Once limited to the realm of academic specialists and Middle East policy analysts,…

November 23, 2011

Egypt: Who Will Be The Prime Minister?

When Field Marshal Tantawi accepted the resignation of the Sharaf government yesterday, he did not announce a new prime minister. Why? Apparently the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) cannot…

November 22, 2011

Head of Egypt’s ruling military council Field Marshal Tantawi. Habla Espanol, Mushir Tantawi?

Head of Egypt's ruling military council Field Marshal Tantawi (Amr Nabil/Courtesy Reuters). In a piece today at ForeignPolicy.com, I argued that the root of Egypt’s present troubles is a worldvi…

February 17, 2012

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Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends an unveiling ceremony for new nuclear projects in Tehran on February 15, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Renewed International Efforts on Iran and Syria

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a new resolution Thursday calling for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to end the brutal attacks on the Sy…

September 20, 2011

Egypt’s Identity Crisis Egypt’s Identity Crisis

  An injured anti-government protester rests by a burned out bus, used as barricade, alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo (Yannis Behrakis/Courtesy Reuters)   This article app…

September 16, 2011

Erdogan’s Middle Eastern Victory Lap Erdogan’s Middle Eastern Victory Lap

  Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf (R) and his Turkey counterpart Tayyip Erdogan walk after a news conference at the Prime Minister's office in Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuter…

November 29, 2011

Elections and Voting
Egypt's Elections: A Report from Cairo

Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak amid deepening divisions in society and concern about the nation's directi…

May 13, 2011

Politics and Government
Egypt: Sectarian Tensions and Authoritarian Temptations Egypt: Sectarian Tensions and Authoritarian Temptations

Egyptian Muslims look towards army soldiers trying to break up clashes between Christians and Muslims in downtown Cairo (Amr Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters) The sectarian violence that flared in Cairo earli…