Regions / Egypt
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.
The U.S. will likely leave Syria to the Arab League and avoid pressing SCAF over transparency in the upcoming Egyptian elections.
Egyptian protesters outraged by military's use of U.S. tear gas.
Warily eyeing Cairo's new foreign policy positions, Washington should instead take a position of strategic patience.
Fear that governments will remain intact with only cosmetic changes are not unfounded.
Just because U.S. influence is decreased in Egypt doesn't mean, ergo, Iran's is increased.
Are we seeing a revolution in the Middle East or just a rebranding of military dictatorships?
Swarming: the upside of the herd mentality.
Recently back from Egypt, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin talks about the reception of Americans in Tahrir Square, the future of revolution in the region, and how the U.S. government should react.
The disillusionment which fueled the 1990s civil war in Algeria simmers beneath the surface because little has changed.