Regions / Egypt
Have conservatives ever met a junta they didn't like?
Planners in the Egyptian military want to boost the old defense-industrial complex by cultivating new smaller scale projects that partner the Egyptian armed forces with a diverse portfolio of second- and third-tier foreign defense manufacturers.
The Arab revolts disrupted a dispiriting pattern in the Arab world, and these political and intellectual challenges continue to resonate.
The victory of Islamists in Egypt is a victory for democracy.
The majority won by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's parliamentary elections presents its ruling junta with challenges.
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.