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Moving Forward in Egypt

Moving Forward in Egypt

The magnitude and brutality of the military crackdown in Egypt has come as great surprise to the western powers. Both the EU and the US have had a difficult time calibrating their reactions to the recent events. In their responses, they have remained careful not to alienate Egypt’s military-backed rulers while still appearing tough on the heavy-handed methods used to quell opposition to the coup d’état.

By September 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Is war in Syria a threat to the wider Middle East?

Is war in Syria a threat to the wider Middle East?

The latest developments in Syria bode ill for any hopes of a resolution of the conflict in the coming months. The increasing involvement of Hizbollah, and the supply of Russian military hardware to the Assad regime will likely do little more than entrench the stalemate. For how much longer? And with what consequences for the […]