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Islamists Face Setback in Egyptian Presidential Election

Islamists Face Setback in Egyptian Presidential Election

Muhammad Mursi (Muslim Brotherhood, 25.3 percent
Ahmad Shafiq (ex-general, ex-prime minister), 24.9 percent
Hamdin Sabbahi (radical left), 21.5 percent
Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh (“moderate Islamist) 19 percent
Amr Moussa (radical nationalist) less than 10 percent

While the Brotherhood claims ...

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Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egypt Presidential Election

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egypt Presidential Election

According to the Brotherhood, the almost complete vote counting for president looks like this:

Mohamed Mursi (Brotherhood) 28.4% 
Ahmed Shafiq (Mubarak era general) 24.6% 
Abdul Moeim Abul Fotouh (so-called “moderate Islamist” but supported by radical Islamist Salafists) ·18.1% 
Hamdeen ...

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Australia's Strategy

Australia's Strategy

Australia is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, ranked in the top 10 in gross domestic product per capita. It is one of the most isolated major countries in the world; it occupies an entire united continent, is difficult to invade and rarely is threatened. Normally, we would not ...

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Khamenei's Aim at the Nuclear Talks – Securing the Survival of His Regime

Khamenei's Aim at the Nuclear Talks – Securing the Survival of His Regime

Although the fatwa of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on nuclear weapons does not exist (see MEMRI Inquiry and Analysis No. 825, "Renewed Iran-West Nuclear Talks – Part II: Tehran Attempts to Deceive U.S. President Obama, Sec'y of State Clinton With Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa ...

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France's Strategy

France's Strategy

New political leaders do not invent new national strategies. Rather, they adapt enduring national strategies to the moment. On Tuesday, Francois Hollande will be inaugurated as France's president, and soon after taking the oath of office, he will visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in ...

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The West Faces Rising Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East

The West Faces Rising Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East

“April is the cruelest month,” a line from T.S. Eliot’s poem, The Wasteland,was very much in evidence given the eruption of conflicts in the troubled Muslim realms of the Middle East and North Africa. The yearlong rebellion in Syria against the minority Alawite Baathist regime of Bashar ...

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Putin's Evolving Strategy in Europe

Putin's Evolving Strategy in Europe

This week, Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a third term as Russian president. Putin's return to the presidency was not unexpected; he was never really unseated as Russia's leader, even during Dmitri Medvedev's presidency. But it comes as an anti-incumbent trend is developing in Europe, most ...

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Britain's Strategy

Britain's Strategy

Britain controlled about one-fourth of the Earth's land surface and one-fifth of the world's population in 1939. Fifty years later, its holdings outside the British Isles had become trivial, and it even faced an insurgency in Northern Ireland.  Britain spent the intervening years developing ...

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Islamist Shakeup in Egyptian Presidential Election

Islamist Shakeup in Egyptian Presidential Election

With its own candidate, Hazem Abu Ismail,disqualified by the election commission, Egypt’s Salafist political party, al-Nour, has endorsedformer Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for the presidency. While being called a “moderate” by many news outlets, Fotouh’s radical past and ...

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