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How Obama Abandoned Democracy in #Iraq – Emma Sky – POLITICO Magazine

hen trying to explain the current unrest in the Middle East, from Iraq to Syria to Yemen, American officials often resort to platitudes about Sunni and Shia Muslims fighting each other for “centuries” due to “ancient hatreds.” Not only is … Continue reading

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Democracy at last? Egyptians elect Al-Sisi “He will be sworn in to implement no specific programme because he offered none during the presidential campaign, but instead will implement what top political commentator Mohamed Hassanein Heikal has qualified as “a clear … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights under attack The Constitution committee did not include any representatives of the Egyptian independent trade union association (EFITU). Instead, workers are represented by the old state controlled trade union (FETU) which played a big role in the dismantling … Continue reading

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Democratic benchmarks: Egypt’s Next Constitution The new constitution will represent balancing religion and secular ideals and thus defining the identity of the Egyptian state will be at its core. To recall, over the past two years, constitution drafting has been … Continue reading

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Egypt: What poll results reveal about Brotherhood’s popularity An article that probes the quick fall from grace of the Muslim Brotherhood by looking beyond their obvious electoral success which could have mistakenly made the group appear stronger than they actually were amongst … Continue reading

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