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Egypt "On the Verge of Bankruptcy"

Egypt

Egypt is effectively out of cash. With foreign exchange reserves at a "critical minimum," Egypt's central bank imposed exchange controls and let the Egyptian pound exchange rate fall by about 5 percent from the level prevailing through most of 2012. The central bank will ration foreign exchange by ...

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The Geopolitics of Immigration

The Geopolitics of Immigration

Editor's Note: Originally published Jan. 15, 2004, this has been re-featured due to its timeless content.

The United States came into being through mass movements of populations. The movements came in waves from all over the world and, depending upon the historical moment, they served differing ...

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Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

Like much else in Turkey the headscarf can have subtle qualities The menu for meals on my Turkish Airlines flight earlier this month assured passengers that food selections "do not contain pork." The menu also offered a serious selection of alcoholic drinks, including champagne, ...

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Chavez's Overwhelming Victory: Post-Chavez Era Tsunami

Chavez's Overwhelming Victory: Post-Chavez Era Tsunami

Chavez's overwhelming victory in gubernatorial elections: a national and regional tsunami..

Chavez continues to be the hero in Venezuela and the region. In the last elections for state governors that took place on Sunday, December 16th, Chavez's party, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), ...

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Ikhwan Establishing Salafist Dictatorship in Egypt

Ikhwan Establishing Salafist Dictatorship in Egypt

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Mohamed Shaheen is a secular-minded Muslim who was elected to the People's Assembly of Egypt in the 2011-2012 election. He is opposed to President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, and believes the Ikhwan is well on the way to establishing a Salafist dictatorship in Egypt.

Last month ...

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The Geopolitics of Shale

The Geopolitics of Shale

According to the elite newspapers and journals of opinion, the future of foreign affairs mainly rests on ideas: the moral impetus for humanitarian intervention, the various theories governing exchange rates and debt rebalancing necessary to fix Europe, the rise of cosmopolitanism alongside the ...

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The Israeli Periphery

The Israeli Periphery

The state of Israel has a basic, inescapable geopolitical dilemma: Its national security requirements outstrip its military capabilities, making it dependent on an outside power. Not only must that power have significant military capabilities but it also must have enough common ground with Israel ...

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Obama’s Impotence in the Face of Muslim Brotherhood Coup

Obama’s Impotence in the Face of Muslim Brotherhood Coup

Events in Egypt continue to deteriorate. On Wednesday, rival groups of protesters clashedoutside the presidential palace in Cairo, when Muslim Brotherhood supporters of President Mohamed Morsi confronted 300 opposition members who were staging a sit-in. The protesters were initially routed, but ...

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Egypt and the Strategic Balance

Egypt and the Strategic Balance

Immediately following the declaration of a cease-fire in Gaza, Egypt was plunged into a massive domestic crisis. Mohammed Morsi, elected in the first presidential election after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, passed a decree that would essentially neuter the independent judiciaryby placing ...

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