Hot Topics

11
Feb
2011

Israel and the Democratic Revolution in the Arab World

The wave of protests in the Arab world that began in Tunisia, and spread to Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen, have underscored the need to develop a unified Western policy toward these movements. Everyone supports the idea of democratic reforms that could lead to the end of authoritarian rule in much of the Middle East. Read More »

8
Feb
2011

Who is President Salva Kiir Mayardit of Southern Sudan, Africa’s Newest Country?

Salva Kiir Mayardit, who wears his trademark black cowboy hat at all times, will be the first president of independent Southern Sudan after 99% voted in favor of separation from Sudan in the January 2011 elections. Read More »

6
Feb
2011

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: In Their Own Words

The Muslim Brotherhood has taken a greater role in organizing the protest against the Egyptian regime as it unfolds its independent political agenda. Rashad al-Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s second-in-command, announced in an interview with Japanese TV that the group would join […] Read More »

3
Feb
2011

Iran Views the Egyptian Revolution as the Direct Continuation of Khomeini’s Revolution

Iran perceives the Egyptian revolution as the direct continuation of the Islamist revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini. In Tehran’s view, the events in Egypt validate Iran’s political doctrine, according to which “true Islam” is the only alternative to the decades-long American hegemony in the Middle East and the path toward independence and the resurrection of the Islamic nations. Read More »

2
Feb
2011

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

Will the Obama administration’s policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position – voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment – […] Read More »

31
Jan
2011

Egypt – What Next?

Mubarak’s regime in Egypt is on the verge of collapse as the stalemate continues between the army and the crowds. The army is trying to exhaust the demonstrators and at the same time appear to the silent majority as the […] Read More »

30
Jan
2011

How the Israeli Press Is Interpreting Obama’s Policy on Egypt

In a striking newspaper column in the liberal Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, its chief diplomatic correspondent, Aluf Benn, writes that if Jimmy Carter went down in history as “the president who lost Iran,” Barack Obama will be known as the president […] Read More »