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Egypt: revolution to disillusion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Egypt: revolution to disillusion

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The Takeaway

Can There Be a Peaceful Path Forward for Egypt?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Once more, Egypt is left to reckon with a deposed ruler, an unsettled populace, and now a shocking onslaught of violence that has left scores dead and many more wounded. Hugh Roberts is an Edward Keller professor of North African and Middle Eastern history at Tufts University, and the former director of the International Crisis Group’s North Africa Project. He joins us to discuss whether the country can recover from this level of conflict.

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The Takeaway

Dissecting The Egyptian Division in Cairo & the United States

Friday, August 16, 2013

In the wake of the escalating violence in Egypt, it remains to be seen whether the nation can move forward as a unified country. Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation who is on the ground in Cairo. He joins us to discuss what's next for each side in the ongoing conflict. Nancy Yousef is an Egyptian-American professor of English at Baruch College, and Sarah McGowan is a 27-year-old Egyptian-American who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. They join us to give the Egyptian-American impression of the violence.

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As Deaths Rise to More Than 500, A Look At Next Steps for Egypt, U.S.-Mideast Relations

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The situation in Egypt continued to unravel yesterday as security forces stormed pro-Morsi protest camps, which sparked deadly clashes around the country. Mona Makram Ebeid is a political science professor at the American University in Cairo and a former member of parliament in Egypt. Hafsa Halawa is an Egyptian lawyer and a former employee of the National Democratic Institute. Both women discuss what to expect for Egypt's future. Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, explains the impact on U.S.-Middle East policy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt, Middle East Peace, and US Diplomacy

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The death toll in the recent wave of violence in Egypt has risen above 500, as the military moves against pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters. Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses the latest news out of Egypt and more regional news. President Obama is expected to speak about the violence from Martha's Vineyard at 10:15am this morning.

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about why the US government will not formally determine whether ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power in a military coup. We'll also discuss the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.

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The Takeaway

Egypt and Predictions for the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood

Monday, July 15, 2013

U.S. authorities have called on Egyptian's interim leadership to release Morsi and to discontinue with their arbitrary arrests. But Morsi's supporters say the Obama administration's criticism of the arrests and violence against Muslim Brotherhood supporters amounts to lip service. Robin Wright, distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington, weighs in.

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On The Media

A Coup by any other name

Friday, July 12, 2013

A military coup is essentially a military action that transfers government power from one entity to another. This sounds a lot like what happened in Egypt with the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi, but the new Egyptian leadership - and the Obama administration - are refusing to call it a coup. Bob talks to Harvard law professor Noah Feldman about using the C-word.

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The Takeaway

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Friday, July 12, 2013

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On The Media

A Dark, Complex Story

Friday, July 12, 2013

Unlike the Egyptian revolution of 2011, the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi is a story without a clear protagonist or an easy, happy summary. Brooke talks with NPR's Deb Amos about the way the media both here and in the region has been handling that complexity. Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News.

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The Takeaway

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In on Egyptian Unrest

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

In recent days the tables have turned in Egypt. Thousands of Morsi supporters have taken to the streets, both in Egypt and here in the United States, with hundreds in Egypt facing injuries and even death. Gehad Elhaddad is the official spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. He gives his unique take on the unrest in Egypt, and what he thinks the future holds.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How should the world react to Morsi's overthrow?

Thursday, July 04, 2013

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The Takeaway

Tensions in Egypt Intensify as Morsi Rejects Army Ultimatum

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The situation in Egypt is quickly intensifying after President Mohamed Morsi rejected an army ultimatum to find a resolution to the protests. A ban on international travel has been placed on President Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members by security forces, and a senior aide to the president, Essam al-Hadded, has accused the military of staging a coup. Joining us on the ground in Cairo now is David Kirkpatrick, Cairo-bureau chief for our partner The New York Times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Women in AA; Open Phones on Egyptian Protests

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Anthony Weiner is here to discuss the latest in his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for mayor. Plus: Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School professor and columnist for The Nation magazine updates us on the George Zimmerman trial that is underway in Florida; violent offenders and vulnerable women mix at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; and we open the phones to Egyptian-Americans to hear thoughts on the anti-Morsi protests and the ultimatum he was given by the army.

Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Huddled Masses and David Plotz's Birthday Gabfest

Friday, February 01, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon and special guest William Dobson. This week: Immigration reform and the recent unrest in Egypt. Plus, Emily's NYT Magazine piece on compensating the victims of child pornograp

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The Takeaway

Morsi Expands His Own Power, Raising Concern Among Egyptians and Abroad

Monday, November 26, 2012

Less than two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak there is growing fear this week that newly elected President Mohamed Morsi is headed towards an autocratic rule. This comes after a sweeping decree by Morsi to take on new and far-reaching powers. Providing context for the decision are Noel King, freelance reporter in Cairo, Omar Khalifa, who runs Egypt’s Omedia, and P.J. Crowley, a former Department of State spokesperson and current professor at George Washington University.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ceasefire agreed in Gaza but will the calm hold?

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