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Egypt and Turkey, an Axis against Democracy?


The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his highly publicized “Arab Spring” tour in Cairo this month as part of an effort to strengthen relations with the new government following the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of Egyptians rushed to greet the Turkish Prime Minister, chanting “Egypt, Turkey – one hand”. Although plans … Continue reading

How the Embassy Protests may Harm the Palestinian Cause


In a previous article “A New Egypt and Israel’s Border Distraction” published on the 4th of September, I argued that Egyptians should not fall prey to the growing anti-Israeli sentiment. I explained that while I believed the anger on the street was legitimate it threatens to derail the primary objectives of Tahrir, and that Egyptians … Continue reading

Israeli Embassy Raid in Cairo, Pointless Setback for Democracy


September 9th was to be a day of protests in Tahrir Square not seen since prior to the month of Ramadan. Known as “correcting the path” amongst organizers, it was to express frustration at the military’s handling of the Mubarak trials and such. Here is a translation of the demands from a website (http://www.elshaheeed.co.uk/): Egyptians … Continue reading

A New Egypt and Israel’s Border Distraction


In his farewell address, George Washington, the first President of the United States, warned the leaders of his new country to “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.” As a new country, the greatest need was to pay attention to internal priorities which included political stability and economic independence. This … Continue reading

Egypt: What’s Next?


On Thursday morning, rumors were circulating that Egyptian President Husni Mubarak may potentially deliver his resignation on State Television.  Media outlets confirmed that the Egyptian Army had told the people their “demands would be met” and the continuous repetition of a top CIA official confirming the rumor. Egyptians watched with utter shock and dismay when President Mubarak … Continue reading

U.S. should save face, take cues from past and stay neutral on issues in Egypt


In a domino effect, the Arab world has resorted to social uprising due to its displeasure with the continuous decline of the economic and political situation in its countries. Rising unemployment, poverty, corruption and police abuses are some of the reasons why Tunisia, Lebanon and now Egypt have made widespread outcries by taking to the … Continue reading