Rights groups report that over 300 children have been detained in the past seven months.
While the military has seemingly won its battle with the Muslim Brotherhood, its prize may be an undisciplined Islamist insurgency.
It is time to stop calling these people liberals. A military dictator supported by the masses in the streets: there is another name for such a phenomenon, which is not unfamiliar in the annals of modern politics. Its name is fascism.
If democratization fails in Egypt, it will be the failure of Egypt’s liberals.
Power to the people could become, simply, power to the military, and those who object, whether Islamists or socialists, could find themselves at the least shut out of the political process or at worst housed in Mubarak-era prisons.
Egypt’s Liberals Are in Denial. By John B. Judis.
George Will could have gotten his idea across without sounding like a stuck-up English professor, but where’s the fun in that? One should make people work.
George Will’s Writing Makes George Orwell Turn Over in His Grave. By Isaac Chotiner.
One way or another, though, there will be a heavy price to pay for the military’s decision to remove the country’s first freely elected president—however disastrous and unpopular he was—rather than trust the tedious, frustrating processes known as democracy.
Civil State or Civil War? By Michele Dunne.
The term’s recurrence in reference to Egypt raises threshold questions: Precisely what is a “civil war?” And what would it take for Egypt to become one?
Too Soon for “Civil War.” By Laura Dean.
The trouble with Egypt right now is that neither of these alternative centers of power is capable of governing on its own—or to put it another way, working with each other.
Egyptian Roulette. By John B. Judis.
Nathan Brown (professor of political science at George Washington University, and an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) shows how Egypt today is taken up two opposing narratives, which are driving the country toward a civil war or a military takeover.
The Egyptian Crisis. By John B. Judis.