Category Archives: Egypt

Mitt Romney’s Cutting-Edge Middle East Strategy

By Dr. Walid Phares As the US electoral process grinds on and Republican primary debates fold into state primaries and caucuses, candidates’ views on national security and foreign policy are being carefully scrutinized by voters who consider them crucial components of … Continue reading

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Of Pharaohs, Kings and Generals: What about the Egyptian People?

By Michael Granger On February 11, 2011, after the Egyptian Military turned the barrels of their guns away from the protesters in Tahrir Square, Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as president of Egypt and the world was moved by the restraint shown … Continue reading

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Prague’s Havel is Gone: Waiting for the Middle Eastern Havels to Come

By Dr. Walid Phares As I was watching the carriage transporting the late Vaclav Havel, the first President of free post-Communist Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic, into the Prague Castle I was sobered and deeply moved. Having been … Continue reading

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To the Junta in Egypt: Your Time is Up!

By Michael Granger On February 11, 2011, after the Egyptian military turned the barrels of their guns away from the protesters in Tahrir Square, Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as president of Egypt and the world was moved by the restraint shown … Continue reading

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Unreadiness for the Arab Spring

By Dr. Walid Phares When the young Tunisian burned himself in protest against authoritarian oppression and lack of economic justice, triggering massive demonstrations in this small North African country, commentators hesitated to coin the movement as an Arab Spring. It took months, … Continue reading

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