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  • Posted on February 18, 2015 by James Phillips What’s Next for Libya, Now an ISIS Stronghold?

    Egypt retaliated for the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Christian workers held hostage in Libya by supporters of the...…

  • Posted on April 14, 2014 by James Phillips Al-Qaeda: 'Spreading Like Wildfire'

    Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing provocatively titled “Is Al-Qaeda Winning?” The answers...…

  • Issue Brief posted March 27, 2014 by James Phillips Obama’s Saudi Summit: Focus on Iran, Syria, Egypt, and Terrorism

    President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday amid mounting reports of acute Saudi disillusionment with Obama’s foreign policy. The Saudis, like other Middle Eastern allies including Israel, are concerned that Obama cannot be trusted to safeguard their national interests in the face of Iran’s military buildup, the political turbulence of the…

  • Posted on March 14, 2014 by James Phillips Israel Intercepts Missile Shipment from Iran as U.S. Shortchanges Missile Defense

    Last week, Iran was once again caught red-handed shipping arms, including advanced rockets, to Gaza-based Palestinian...…

  • Posted on December 29, 2013 by James Carafano Bangladesh Crisis is a Chance to Right the Fight Against Islamism

    In 1971, “George Harrison and Friends” took the stage at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Bangladesh — a new...…

  • Posted on October 25, 2013 by James Phillips U.S. Allies Voice Alarm over Obama’s Middle East Policies

    Saudi Arabia and Israel, two key U.S. allies, have publicly challenged the Obama Administration’s Middle East policies...…

  • Commentary posted October 23, 2013 by James Phillips Why US aid cuts will backfire in Egypt

    Earlier this month the Obama administration announced it was cutting military aid to Egypt by hundreds of millions of dollars.  The move had nothing to do with the budget battle in D.C. Rather, it was a belated reaction to last July’s military coup against President Mohamed Morsi’s increasingly autocratic Islamist government.  Unfortunately, the administration has taken…

  • Posted on October 22, 2013 by Genevieve Syverson Egypt: Cuts to Aid Hurt U.S. National Interests

    This week’s cuts to military aid to Egypt have had negative consequences for U.S.–Egypt relations. Egyptian Foreign...…

  • Commentary posted October 22, 2013 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Egypt Aid: Elections versus Democracy

    Can America’s “principles” contradict its national interests? The question arises in light of the Obama administration’s invocation of the principle of democracy to justify its decision to suspend military aid to Egypt. As Voice of America correspondent Scott Stearns reported, “A senior U.S. official says suspending these programs may not lead directly to greater…

  • Posted on October 9, 2013 by James Phillips Obama’s Lack of Leadership on Aid to Egypt

    U.S. policy on Egypt has drifted in recent months due to a lack of high-level attention, as the Obama Administration...…

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  • Commentary posted October 15, 2012 by James Phillips Egypt’s “Arab Spring” Descends into an Islamist Winter

    Since the February 2011 overthrow of the Mubarak government, Egypt has steadily drifted away from the West in general and the United States in particular.  This trend accelerated after the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical anti-western Islamist movement, consolidated control over Egypt’s new government this summer. Mohamed Morsi, a longtime member of the brotherhood, was…

  • Commentary posted August 17, 2013 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Strong, Stable Egypt Vital to U.S. Interests

    A compelling case for cutting off aid to Egypt could have been made before President Mohamed Morsi was bounced from office. After all, Morsi was well on his way to placing the country under an Islamist regime — forever. That’s why he shut down foreign non-governmental organizations, curtailed civil rights and decreed the presidency superior to the courts. When the…

  • Commentary posted June 14, 2012 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Democracy is more than elections

    It’s a democratic election, but the choice is between representatives of two strains of anti-democratic forces: an Islamist party and a repressive military. This weekend’s runoff election for Egyptian president pits Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood against former Gen. Ahmed Shafiq,who served as the Mubarak regime’s last prime minister. How did Egypt come to…

  • Commentary posted July 12, 2013 by Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Coups, Democracy and Other Questions in Egypt

    Sen. John McCain thinks we should cut off aid to Egypt. It’s a “coup,” the Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential candidate says, and the law requires it. He’s right that former President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster by the army was a coup. And Mr. McCain may even be right that the law requires cutting off aid. Less clear is whether he’s right as a matter of policy. It…

  • Commentary posted July 9, 2013 by Bryan Riley Egyptians Need More Than a Change of Presidents

    Egypt has a new president. But as the people of Egypt have already learned, a new president does not necessarily mean better policies. For decades, Egypt’s political leaders have denied their people economic freedom—and it has cost the citizens dearly. According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom economic freedom in Egypt is below par—both globally and even within the…

  • Commentary posted September 26, 2012 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Department of Babel

    Say what you will about the controversial Cairo statement released by the U.S. embassy in Egypt only hours before the tsunami of anti-American protests that swept the Islamic world -- the Long Telegram it was not. The statement was so bad (to the point of lacking appropriate punctuation at one point) that it produced a rare moment of true bipartisanship -- neither…

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