Posts Tagged: Egypt
As Post-Mubarak Egypt continues its turbulent transition, the United States has been sidelined by Egypt's generals.
The Egyptian Minister of Religious Affairs claims that “the Muslim Brotherhood movement is a terrorist organization and was worse than Mubarak.”
Though handed down by a local court, the verdict reflects poorly on Egypt’s interim government.
The Egyptian Revolution is a perfect case study for both the power and the limits of nonviolent mass movements.
Egypt's U.S.-backed regime now claims that the progressive, anti-authoritarian activists that brought down Mubarak are simply U.S. agents.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
In fact, the military’s claims that Egyptian protesters sought an end to the experiment in democracy are highly doubtful.
Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.