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  • Commentary posted February 16, 2011 by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D. Fear Rules in the Nations Where Politics is a Blood Sport Played out in Real Blood

    THE revolution in Egypt presents policy through a looking glass: what you see depends on who you are. If you want stability, you see a failed state. If you value freedom, you see it in the streets. If you fear autocrats, you see the 30 years of emergency rule. If you fear Islamists, you see the Muslim Brotherhood in the alleys. Egypt may be all of these. Or it may be…

  • Commentary posted February 16, 2011 by Peter Brookes White House Misses Mideast Mark

    It would be easier to forgive the Obama administration’s lackluster handling of the political crisis in Egypt over the last couple weeks if things were going our way elsewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, that’s not even close to happening. Start with Iran. Despite two years of engagement, Tehran is still developing nuclear weapons and significantly…

  • Commentary posted February 11, 2011 by Peter Brookes Clapper's Crass Bro'hood Bungle

    There's lots of speculation going on over the fast-breaking events in Egypt -- but Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's claim yesterday on Capitol Hill that the Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular" and has "eschewed violence" doesn't need to be speculated upon. The Brotherhood has not only described itself as an Islamist group, committed to…

  • Commentary posted February 10, 2011 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. Egypt's Future Remains in the Balance

    In Egypt we are still not at the end of the beginning. Its future remains in the balance. President Mubarak now has raised expectations, only to dash them. This will greatly raise tensions and could lead to an explosion of violence if the army tries to clear the square. If violence escalates, the army will be discredited as a stabilizing force, which will greatly…

  • WebMemo posted January 28, 2011 by James Phillips Bringing Freedom and Stability to Egypt

    Rocked by escalating protests, on Friday embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would appoint a new government. Mubarak’s eleventh-hour attempt to embrace reform is unlikely to appease the growing opposition, which includes a broad spectrum of diverse political groups. Egypt, an important American ally, is likely to plunge into much deeper political…

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