Regions / Middle East & North Africa
As the Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to limit the regional damage to its influence, U.S. Middle-East policy is once again in disarray.
In the upcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the issue will be what it has always been: will there be an end to the Israeli occupation and an agreement on the borders of a Palestinian state?
Bear in mind, that’s while also playing to the cheap seats: John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel.
Many progressive Americans appear to not only approve of the coup in Egypt but view the rapacious military command as part of the revolutionary process.
Israel would be better served in talks with Palestinians if it acquainted itself with their justice customs -- and vice versa.
It took some doing on the part of Morsi to undermine the confidence of a whole country in less than a year.
Is the coup in Egypt a sign of declining U.S. influence in the region?
Though representatives of radical Islamism, the Muslim Brotherhood have much in common with many Americans.
Though the Egyptian military is painting itself as a guardian of stability and democracy, there is ample reason to believe it will bring neither.
Allegations of sarin use by the Syrian government are bedeviled by chain-of-custody issues.