Posted: Thu, 07/04/2013 - 18:48 |
As Egypt’s revolution lurches on, this week’s military takeover could wind up doing more to reverse the trend toward Islamization and set that country on the course of democracy than the continued rule of its first democratically elected president, the deposed Mohamed Morsi.
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2013 - 09:14 |
Congressional Republicans sometimes resemble a circular firing squad. That's on display these days as libertarians, tea partiers, religious conservatives, pro-business fiscal conservatives, old-guard GOP’ers, some lonely moderates, assorted wingnuts and a perplexed leadership try to deal with immigration reform.
Posted: Sun, 06/30/2013 - 17:55 |
To no one's surprise -- except possibly his own – John Kerry couldn’t get Israeli and Palestinian leaders to sit down with one another this week. He and Jordanian King Abdullah II had worked hard to get them to meet in Amman.
Posted: Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:24 |
A year after his resounding victory in Egypt’s first democratic election, President Mohamed Morsi has fled the Presidential Palace and gone into hiding out of fear that the protesters in Tahrir Square want his head. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians are holding demonstrations around the country this weekend, and once again the epicenter is Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the starting point of the revolution that drove out longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2013 - 08:28 |
While the United States and its allies test the newly elected Iranian president for any change in that country’s nuclear ambitions, the Obama administration has rejected Tehran’s calls for easing sanctions as a down payment for negotiations.
The administration is hanging tough on that one and can count on more than full backing from the Congress. Friction may come, however, if Obama decides to delay implementation of new sanctions to test the government of Hassan Rowhani, who takes office in early August.