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Opinion: Did Obama Lose Interest in the Arab Spring?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Serious questions remain as to whether, after the overthrow of dictatorships, the U.S. failed to aggressively follow-up to help in the building of civil, security, economic, and political institutions in these countries.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll, Jon Lee Anderson, and Ryan Lizza on the embassy attacks in the Middle East.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Steve Coll, Jon Lee Anderson, and Ryan Lizza on the embassy attacks in the Middle East.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Embassy Attacks in Libya and Egypt

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, talks about the attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt, the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and how the violence has become part of the back-and-forth from campaigns overnight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Violence in Sinai and Morsi's Reaction

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and author of Obama and the Middle East: The End of America's Moment?, talks about the recent violence in Sinai and its effect on Egyptian politics.

 

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The Takeaway

Mohamed Morsi Forces the Retirement of Military Chiefs

Monday, August 13, 2012

The new civilian president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has called on Egyptians to rally behind him after he removed one of the most powerful military men from the armed forces.

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The Takeaway

Sinai: What It Meant Then, What It Means Now

Thursday, August 09, 2012

There's more trouble unfolding this week in Egypt, as its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, confronts violence in the Sinai Peninsula. Sixteen Egyptian soldiers were killed Sunday by shooters, and on Tuesday night, gunmen fired on up to seven government checkpoints in what appears to be a carefully planned attack.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory Update: Egypt Since Tahrir Square

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ashraf Khalil joined us in January 2011, as protesters filled Tahrir Square. On today’s Backstory, he updates us on how Egypt’s democracy has taken shape, the growing power struggle between the country’s military and its democratically elected officials, and the mixed messages of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit there earlier this week. Ashraf Khalil is the author of Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian High Court and Military Square Off with Newly-Elected President Morsi

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Last month, the Egyptian high court and military generals dissolved the country’s parliament. But on Sunday, President Morsi decreed that the legislature — dominated by his fellow Islamists — should reconvene. In short, Egypt’s new president, sworn in only a week ago, is on a collision course with the country’s judicial and military leadership.

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WNYC News

Islamist Morsi Sworn In as Egypt's President

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.

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The Takeaway

Egypt Elects Muslim Brotherhood Candidate

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crowds erupted in this weekend when officials announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s first democratic presidential election. A power struggle with the still powerful military is likely to come, so how much does the election truly mean?

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Peter Hessler and Wendell Steavenson discuss the political chaos in Egypt.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Peter Hessler and Wendell Steavenson discuss the political chaos in Egypt.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

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The Takeaway

Reassessing Military Aid to Egypt

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The constitutional power grab by Egypt's military could trigger a review here of the money America gives to the country. In March, the Obama administration released more than a billion dollars in military aid, despite Cairo's failure to meet what's been described as pro-democracy goals.

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The Takeaway

Mubarak "Clinically Dead"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Back in February 2011, when Egyptians were protesting daily in Tahrir Square, we spoke with Omar Khalifa, a resident of Cairo and the director of O Media. He was skeptical about the revolution and felt the people of his country were rushing into something they weren’t prepared for. We check back in with Khalifa after Egyptian media yesterday reported that former president Hosni Mubarak suffered a stroke Tuesday and is "clinically dead."

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Hosni Mubarak and Ariel Sharon's Enduring Legacies

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Although this morning the focus is on Egypt, right across the border Ariel Sharon is also in this "not dead" state. For two leaders that once went head to head, now they are so alive that when they are dead, they are still alive. In this audio essay, John Hockenberry asks: Can they ever die?

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The Takeaway

What Would Mubarak's Death Mean for Egypt?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The health of Hosni Mubarak has injected a new uncertainty into the political and constitutional crisis in Egypt. Nancy Yousef joins us to discuss what the former president’s death would mean for Egypt and the legacy he would leave behind. Nancy is an Egyptian American and a professor at CUNY Baruch in New York.

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The Takeaway

Showdown in Egypt: The Situation and What's at Stake

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today, members of the Muslim Brotherhood will take part in protests across Egypt to demonstrate against the recent power grab by the Egyptian military council. The council has promised to hand over power by the end of the month, but that's done little to reassure the country and the international community that what they're witnessing isn't simply a "soft coup."

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The Takeaway

Showdown Over the Control of Egypt

Monday, June 18, 2012

Egyptian news organizations have declared Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of the country’s first competitive presidential race. The declaration comes just hours after Egypt’s ruling military leaders issued an interim constitution that gives the armed forces sweeping powers and effectively ensures martial law.

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The Takeaway

Egyptian Parliament Dissolved On the Eve of Elections

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sixteen months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Cairo continues to be at the epicenter of democratic turmoil. On the brink of the second round of presidential elections this weekend, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has dissolved the Parliament. The act makes relations between the Supreme Constitutional Court and the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly fraught.

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The Takeaway

The Secret Police Files from Mubarak's Reign

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Activists say the Mubarak regime tortured and killed many who they deemed enemies of the state. And it's all archived in the secret files of the secret police, files that could further incriminate Mubarak and spell bad news for his cronies. Helena Merriman investigated the whereabouts of the secret police files and spoke with protesters who stormed government buildings to sneak out what files they could.

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