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Examining The Inner Workings of ISIS

Friday, August 29, 2014

Newly seized documents reveal the organizational structure of ISIS—where its leaders come from, and how they became involved with the insurgent group. 

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The Takeaway

Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Both the coup that overthrew Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and this month's election that put military leader al-Sisi in power reflect a democracy that doesn't quite line up with western expectations.

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The Takeaway

An Uncertain Future For Al Jazeera Journalists

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the weekend in Cairo, Egyptian prosecutors will make their closing remarks in the case against three Al Jazeera journalists accused of helping a terrorist organization.

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The Takeaway

Violent Confrontations Continue in Egypt

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.

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The Takeaway

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 Takeaway

Violence Escalates in Egypt With Pro-Morsi "Massacre"

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.

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The Washington Report

Egypt in turmoil again; What we're learning from the crash of Asiana flight 214

Monday, July 08, 2013

This week, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the latest political unrest in Egypt and why President Obama has been so quiet about it.  He also looks at the lessons emerging from this weekend's plane crash at the San Francisco airport.

The Takeaway

The State of Women's Rights in the Middle East

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.

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WNYC News

Egypt's Political Foes Dig in Their Heels

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.

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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

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

A Closer Look at the Term 'Islamist'

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."

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The Takeaway

Islamist Group Emerges as Victor in Egypt Elections

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. 

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The Takeaway

UN Condemns Egypt as Protests Enter Fifth Day

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.

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The Takeaway

Not All Egyptians Protesting in Tahrir Square

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Muslim Brotherhood

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Revolution in Cairo

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charles Sennott, GlobalPost’s veteran Middle East correspondent, discusses the youth movement that ignited the uprising in Egypt, and his investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood. His Frontline special report, “Revolution in Cairo,” airs February 22, at 9 pm, on PBS.

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Rejecting The Muslim Brotherhood

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood is so elusive and, in a way, far more dangerous than al-Qaeda because of their ability to participate in a democratic system even though they have undemocratic objectives, and to make everybody believe they are peaceful...Once they get to a place of power, we've seen quite the opposite

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rejecting the Muslim Brotherhood

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 Civilizationsdiscusses her experience as a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Dutch parliament as she warns against religious extremism in Egypt.

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