Monday, August 19, 2013
Within the last 24 hours in Egypt, a police convoy was targeted by militants in the Northern Sinai desert and at least two dozen police were killed. Charles Sennott is the vice president and editor-at-large of the Global Post. He joins The Takeaway to discuss what has transpired in the region since the Arab Spring that has enabled such violence to take root.
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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Egyptian military forces cleared out two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo over night and there are reports of armored vehicles, bulldozers and tear gas being used by government forces against the supporters. Muslim Brotherhood officials are calling the situation a "massacre." Joining us to discuss the situation in Egypt is Louisa Loveluck, a freelance reporter based in Cairo filing for the Global Post.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
After the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood publicly affirmed its longstanding fundamental views on women, women's rights activists are left to question the state of their progress in an economically-troubled country rooted in traditionalist culture.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Supporters and opponents of Egypt's president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leader's move to assume near absolute powers, with neither side appearing willing to back down as the stock market plunged amid the fresh turmoil.
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.
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."
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.
Friday, December 02, 2011
In response to the coverage of Egypt's elections, the Takeaway has heard a lot from listeners about our use of the term "Islamist" to describe the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood and other parties in Egypt. One Takeaway listener wrote on our Web site, "Is there Christianists and Jewists? It is about time that sensitivity was built in the media discourse."
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is expected to win a decisive majority of seats in Parliament in Egypt's first democratic elections since Hosni Mubarak was forced out of power. The mainstream Islamist group claimed about 40 percent of the vote. But the ultraconservative Salafi party is expected to win around 25 percent, giving Islamist groups control of roughly 65 percent of Parliament. Liberal parties, which touched off the revolution, were too disorganized and divided to make a strong showing at the polls.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thousands of Egyptians continued to demonstrate in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, demanding the military-led government accelerate its transition to civilian rule. Not appeased by a deal struck between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military, protesters attacked the Interior Ministry. Thirty-one people are said to have died at the hands of security forces since the protests began. The United Nations' human rights chief assailed the Egyptian government for its "clearly excessive use of force" on the protesters.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Demonstrators continued to confront security forces in Cairo's Tahrir for a fifth day on Wednesday, demanding democratic reforms be accelerated. Despite a deal struck between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military to speed up the transition, protesters are staying put. But as BBC reporter Hugh Sykes found, not all Egyptians are protesting in Tahrir Square.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
David L. Phillips, director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, former senior adviser for the State Department, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and author of From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition, discusses why the United States should engage the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt moves toward democracy.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
— Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former member the Muslim Brotherhood in Kenya and the author of Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former member of Parliament in the Netherlands, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, founder of the AHA Foundation, and author of Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations, discusses her experience as a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Dutch parliament as she warns against religious extremism in Egypt.