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July 2015

31 posts
Les leçons que nous devons apprendre des Tunisiens, Egyptiens, Libyens… NEW
Marie-Noëlle Lienemann MEP 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Disons- le tout net, les peuples qui se sont soulevés en Afrique du Nord nous donnent une formidable leçon de courage et d’audace. Ils nous font faire un grand pas contre la résignation ambiante. Oui, on peut toujours élargir les...
Shanghai View: Jasmine Tea Revolutions? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
A lot has been made of the implications for China of the current wave of revolutionary zeal in North Africa and the Middle East. From Shanghai, however, much of this seems overplayed; I have foundRead more…...
Égypte : faut-il avoir peur des Frères musulmans ? NEW
Telos 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Alors qu’un vent de démocratie semble s’être levé sur l’ensemble du monde arabo-musulman, le rôle que seront appelés à jouer les mouvements d’opposition islamistes dans les transitions politiques à l’œuvre soulève de multiples crai...
for my next trick, i will pull an imaginary army out of someone else’s arse NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
p>Oh, jeebus. Someone on CIF has just ordered the Egyptian army into Tripoli. It’s like some kind of pathological agony of distance. Running the scenarios is one thing; issuing imaginary orders to the Egyptian high command is another entirely. Gadd...
Ägypten: Was kommt nach der Revolution? NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Am 11. Februar 2011 fiel das Regime Mubaraks und das revoltierende Volk siegte. Waël Salem ist Ägypter und er ist pessimistisch was die Zukunft seines Landes angeht: zu undurchsichtig sind die Ziele der ehemaligen Opposition und zu unberechenbar is...
The most useful article you’ll read on Egypt this week NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Is here. How did we get to the position where the red flag and the desert eagle were suddenly back ahead of the star and crescent? How do the Muslim Brothers and other Islamists interact with the Left? Where did those people come from? As a Revolutio...
After Egypt: towards a geopolitics of democracy? NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Egypt is undergoing the greatest moment of political change in a generation. Mubarak’s stale regime has fallen, and with it years of European and American policy. Is it not now time to begin thinking about a new approach to the southern Neighbourho...
ARI Policy Briefs : Tunisia and Egypt NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
N°1 The Political Regime in Tunisia at a Crossroads By Salah Eddin Jorshi,    Three weeks before the eruption of the “freedom revolution” in Tunisia, ARI had asked M. Salah Eddin Jorshi,...
Egypt When all Masks Fall, by Bassma Kodmani NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
    11 February 201...
Egypt: What Now? NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
After Mubarak's refusal to step down, the situation looks confused (quite probably within the power...
Egypt is faced with a choice of direction – which one? NEW
Babelblogs 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Egypt is faced with a choice of direction – which one? NEW
AriRusila´s BalkanPerspective 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
While Yasmin Revolution in Tunisia inspired population throughout Arab world and wide support to change regime got decisive role in Egypt it was clear that Tunisia was not an isolated event – some process has started with geopolitical consequen...
Egypt and the European Angle NEW
EurAmerican 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Here's some of what we in the U.S. may not be seeing in regards to the European response on Egypt:From Presseurop  The European Voice reports that the EU is reconsidering their aid structures to the country, which for the last three weeks has be...
Egypt's revolution to win or lose NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 36 Minutes ago
Sixty years ago, American politics was embittered by an accusation couched as a question: "Who lost China?" The implied indictment was that America had fumbled away a possession through incompetence or sinister conniving. READ MORE...
Transformation in Egypt: With or Without Mubarak? – Middle East Quartet Meets in Munich NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 36 Minutes ago
It is one thing if the Tunisian dictator flees. It is quite another if the regime in Egypt is shaking. The implications of the transformation in Egypt for the entire Middle East and beyond can hardly be overestimated, the participants of the conferen...
"Mubusconi" by Stefan Collignon NEW
Social Europe 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
What is Silvio Berlusconi’s relationship to Hosni Mubarak? The Italian Prime Minister must have at least a subconscious link to the Egyptian president. When the police arrested 17 year old Ruby...
Does Europe Need to Choose Between Democracy and Stability in Egypt? NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
As EU leaders meet today, February 4, in Brussels,  protests in Egypt will be culminating in what Egyptians are calling “The Day of Departure.” If events in Tunisia are any indication, Europe has thus far viewed the situation in the Eas...
Could the Egypt Protests Have Been Anticipated? Yes. NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
My colleague Joseph Wood has nicely captured one aspect of the recent tumult in Egypt that has gone mostly unnoticed in Western commentary. “Part of the difficulty we have in seeing the next surprise is the “social science” mentality of the...
Talking tough(ish) to Mubarak NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
The EU adopts a sterner tone towards Egypt, but no sanctions...
Europe treads carefully over Egypt NEW
Gavin Hewitt's Europe (BBC) 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Over lunch in Brussels the 27 EU heads of government discussed Egypt. Some leaders like David Cameron wanted the EU response to be "clear and strong". In the event, they called on the Egyptian authorities to meet the aspirations...
American Anthropological Association releases STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR EGYPT. Roundup on the Egyptian uprising continues. NEW
Erkan's field diary 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Special Edition Post – AAA Signs Statement of Support of Egypt from American Anthropological Association by Joslyn O. In conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America, AAA signs Statement of Support for Egypt. This statement shares i...
Al Jazeera: the Arab call for democracy NEW
Europe 27etc 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Inspite of all the criticisms it received from the West, Al Jazeera represents a voice for democracy in the Arab world. Increasingly, it incarnates the fight for more freedom in the Middle East, a little haven living in, and surrounded by, autocratic...
Why is Europe focusing on the “fear of radicalism and extremism” in Arab countries? NEW
Babelblogs 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
By Angelique Berhault Arab countries that looked static for decades are now moving toward a flow of changes that might re-shape the world. After the movement in Tunisia that led Ben Ali to flee, the world is now looking to Egypt. As the main ally o...
Morning Brief Headlines NEW
Global Europe 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
- Egypt leadership reasserts control over country - Protester’s demands - Organised campaign against journalists - US tries to ease out Mubarak - US lawmakers call for halting Egypt aid - Crisis Group on Egypt - Europe puts its weight behind U...
Égypte : regard froid sur une crise brûlante NEW
Telos 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Le mouvement de protestation contre le président Moubarak a abouti, pour l’instant, à un résultat paradoxal : le retour des militaires au cœur du régime et l’éviction des réformateurs du parti au pouvoir. Le nouveau vice-président, Omar S...
"We have a democratic calling" NEW
The European Citizen 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative, has just spoken to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tunisia and Egypt.On Tunisia, Ashton was able to describe what action is being taken. She will submit a proposal to the Foreign Affairs Council on re...
EU demands democracy in Egypt NEW
Robert Jones: A Blog 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The European Union has today...
Obama prône une transition en Egypte, Moubarak consulte l'armée NEW
Regards citoyens 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
La pression des Etats-Unis pour une transition démocratique en Egypte s'est accentuée dimanche sur Hosni Moubarak qui a consulté les chefs militaires, acteurs essentiels dans une crise politique où la contestation de la rue ne faiblit pas.
EU diplomacy on Egypt: Business as usual NEW
Kosmopolito 4 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
As the story in Egypt unfolds it is interesting (and depressing as usual) to watch EU diplomacy in practice. Especially with all the talk about the "one voice in the world" and the reforms of the Lisbon Treaty (EEAS etc.).  Well, "quiet diplomacy" i...
When Will the West Stop Backing Dictators? NEW
Jonathan Fryer 4 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The message from Cairo and other Egyptian cities could not be clearer: the people want octogenarian President Hosni Mubarak to leave. Already more than 100 have died in the biggest uprising since Mubarak came to power 30 years ago. They are fed up wi...
Quilliam Foundation on secularism vs Islamism in Egypt NEW
Shiraz Socialst 4 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
While the BBC (especially Jeremy Bowen and John Humphries on the ‘Today’ programme) continually promote the Muslim Brotherhood as a major and “moderate” force in the present Egyptian revolt, the Quilliam Foundation gives a dif...