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Are Egypt’s Islamists Headed for a Collision with the Military?

Are Egypt’s Islamists Headed for a Collision with the Military?

Much has been written about a tacit agreement between the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) led by Field Marshal Tantawi and the Muslim Brothers. But as events leading up to the presidential elections began to unravel, it has become clear that no such arrangement was ever brokered between ...

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Turkey's Strategy

Turkey's Strategy

Turkey is re-emerging as a significant regional power. In some sense, it is in the process of returning to its position prior to World War I when it was the seat of the Ottoman Empire. But while the Ottoman parallel has superficial value in understanding the situation, it fails to take into account ...

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Brotherhood Too Tame for Egyptian Presidential Contender

Brotherhood Too Tame for Egyptian Presidential Contender

The Investigative Project on Terrorism
It's the dawn of a new age in Egypt for Salafist presidential contender Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. The confidence exuded by the popular 50-year old lawyer-turned- preacher says as much.  He has praised al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden as a "martyr,"called ...

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Iran's Strategy

Iran's Strategy

For centuries, the dilemma facing Iran (and before it, Persia) has been guaranteeing national survival and autonomy in the face of stronger regional powers like Ottoman Turkey and the Russian Empire. Though always weaker than these larger empires, Iran survived for three reasons: geography, ...

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The First Year of the Egyptian Revolution: Assessment and Predictions

The First Year of the Egyptian Revolution: Assessment and Predictions

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Report: Two More "Accidental" Explosions at Iran Nuke Sites

Michael Ledeen reports that the Natanz uranium enrichment site has been shut down after a mysterious blast happened “in the next-to-bottom level of the underground structure.” A second explosion has struck a site in Zarin Dasht that is used for producing warheads and missile fuel and 7 people are ...

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Egyptian Liberals Speak Out Against Brotherhood

Egyptian Liberals Speak Out Against Brotherhood

The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Speaking out against religious extremism takes courage in today's Egypt, especially when extremists make up an absolute majority in Parliament. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has translated the comments of two courageous Egyptian ...

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Israel's New Strategic Environment

Israel's New Strategic Environment

Israel is now entering its third strategic environment. The constant threat of state-on-state war defined the first, which lasted from the founding of the Jewish state until its peace treaty with Egypt. A secure periphery defined the second, which lasted until recently and focused on the ...

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Egyptian MB Presidential Candidate: "Indeed Islam is Religion and State"

Egyptian MB Presidential Candidate:

As noted yesterday, Dr. Khairat Al-Shater, Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), will be the popular, mainstream Egyptian Islamic party’s candidatefor the Presidency, breaking the MB’s pledge not to seek this executive office, and assure itself a potential monopoly on state ...

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