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  • May 5, 2014

    Britain's Brotherhood inquiry: Another blow to democracy?

    A week after over 500 anti-coup protesters were sentenced to death by Field Marshall Abdul Fattah Al Sisi’s regime in Egypt, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    Egypt's kangaroo court death sentences are truly grotesque

    It was not just the numbers that shocked the world but the manner in which it was done, when Judge Saeed Yusuf Al-Jazzar took just two sittings to sentence...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    The demise of the GCC

    The obituary was short and candid. We regret the passing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); may it rest in peace. Though terminally ill for some time, some of...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    This new axis to defeat the Brotherhood will go the way of the old

    They originated in different capitals but all were linked by a common cause: Egypt’s proscription of Hamas “activities” on its territory; Israel’s announcement that it intercepted an Iranian ship...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    Egyptian regime surrenders last semblance of independent thought

    Since the July 2013 coup Egypt’s judiciary has undergone a complete transformation. Once renowned as a pillar of justice, it has become a rubber stamp used by the military...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    The media needs to understand reality, not a general's dreams

    Something remarkable happened in Egypt this week. The military junta that deposed the country’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, and is now putting him on trial for a plethora...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    Settlements give the game away; Israel wants all of the West Bank

    Soon after the signing of the Wye River Agreement in 1998 Israel’s minister of infrastructure in the first Netanyahu government, the late, unlamented Ariel Sharon, urged settlers to “seize...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    As the military feathers its own nest, democracy can wait

    The charges against deposed President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood co-defendants are a sad reminder of all that has gone wrong in Egypt since July last year. Those...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    Israel's brinkmanship over Gaza

    There is nothing imaginary about Israel’s threat to attack Gaza. It is real; both the Hamas-led administration and civilian population in the enclave have had to live with it...

    Commentary & Analysis
  • May 5, 2014

    More of the same as Israel bites the hand that feeds it

    Has the Israeli government crossed a red line in its dealings with the US? It is a reasonable assumption after Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s recent derisory comments about Secretary...

    Commentary & Analysis