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Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

By Fariborz Saremi The so-called Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy and anti-regime protests that in some cases has ended in regime change and revolution, has stoked the long running political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The uprisings forced both countries to review their regional priorities in the aftermath of Iran’s own Islamic Revolution […]

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Egypt's top Sunni targeted as Mubarak 'apologist'

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The theological seat of Sunni Islam has been rocked by a reform campaign that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s Al Azhar University, regarded as the official theological center of Sunni Muslims, has been enswirled in a drive by reformers to oust its grand sheik. The sheik, Ahmed Al Tayib, has been […]

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Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

Iran's 2009 uprising, unlike Egypt's, was about a total regime change

By Sheda Vasseghi   It is a no-brainer that President Mubarak was going to eventually meet the demands of the Egyptian demonstrators by stepping down from his never-ending presidency.  Most Egyptians appear to have revolted with sincere intentions, but it would be naïve not to suspect that various forces such as political Islamists jumped on the […]

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Freedom, yes! And don't forget the slaves in slave-state China

Freedom, yes! And don't forget the slaves in slave-state China

By Lev Navrozov About a week ago, I saw Russians in the United States watching a CNN live report from Egypt, showing chaos and scenes of unrest and uncontrolled violence between protesters (demanding immediate transition from autocracy to democratic freedoms) and pro-government supporters. In his speech to the troubled nation, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak did […]

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Net result of Obama's appeasement policies: The rise of radical Islam

Net result of Obama's appeasement policies: The rise of radical Islam

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama likely may have lost Egypt. If he has, it will be one of the most dramatic and devastating foreign policy defeats for the United States in decades. It also will be a significant victory for the forces of radical Islam – a blow that threatens to undermine American interests […]

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Bush’s freedom vs. Obama’s multiculturalism

Bush’s freedom vs. Obama’s multiculturalism

By Victor Davis Hanson Let us be honest. Most of George Bush’s admirable support — as voiced in his 2005 inaugural address — for freedom abroad was de facto abandoned by 2006-7. Condoleeza Rice had championed Egyptian dissidents, but within a year that advocacy was dropped and we were back to the Mubarak paradigm as […]

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Strategic ramifications of the Egyptian crisis

Strategic ramifications of the Egyptian crisis

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Neither Mubarak nor Elbaradei have offered a vision for Egyptians as did Sadat. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, right, and Vice President Hosni Mubarak on Oct. 6, 1981 in the reviewing stand during a military parade just before soldiers opened fire from a truck during the parade, killing Sadat and injuring […]

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Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The family of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is said to have fled rising protests in Egypt. The Egyptian opposition has reported that the wife and children of Mubarak have left Egypt for Europe amid rising unrest. The opposition, in an assertion confirmed by a Western diplomat, said Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne, son, Gamal, […]

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Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

CAIRO – Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested outside vote counting stations, scuffling with police and denouncing what they called widespread fraud in Egypt’s parliament elections on Sunday, as the government appeared to determined to ensure its monopoly on the legislature in uncertain political times. The protests in Cairo and in the Mediterranean coastal city […]