Egypt

Drums Along the Nile

3 June 2013 Drums Along the Nile By Gwynne Dyer All students of geopolitics are familiar with the legend that Egypt has privately warned all the governments upstream on the Nile that it will start bombing if they build dams on the river without its permission. The truth of that story is about to be …

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Morsi Goes Too Far

25 November 2012 Morsi Goes Too Far By Gwynne Dyer “There is no middle ground, no dialogue before (Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi) rescinds this declaration,” said pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei. “There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says ‘let us …

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Insulting Muslims

16 September 2012 Insulting Muslims By Gwynne Dyer One of the first scenes in the ridiculous but thoroughly nasty film “Innocence of Muslims” shows angry Muslims running through the streets smashing things and killing people. So what happens when a clip from the film dubbed into Arabic goes up on the internet? Angry Muslims run …

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Egypt: Clean Sweep

12 August 2012 Egypt: Clean Sweep for the Civilians By Gwynne Dyer Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi’s spokesman did not mince words. He said that the “retirement” of all the senior military commanders in the country represented the completion of the Egyptian revolution. And guess what? The rest of the officer corps accepted Morsi’s decision. Even …

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Egypt: End Game

20 June 2012 Egypt: End Game By Gwynne Dyer “If we find that Scaf (the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) stands firm against us as we try to fulfill the fulfill the demands of the revolution,” said Fatema AbouZeid of the Muslim Brotherhood as the final results of Egypt’s presidential election last weekend rolled …

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Egyptian Election

13 May 2012 Egypt Elects a President By Gwynne Dyer After eleven demonstrators were killed outside the Ministry of Defence in Cairo early this month, Mohammad al-Assaf, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), expressed his astonishment that anybody might suspect the military of wanting to rig the forthcoming presidential elections …

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Clitoris Cake

20 April 2012 I’ll Have a Slice of Clitoris, Please By Gwynne Dyer Let’s suppose that you are an artist who knows you have to shock people if you really want to get on in the trade. And not being Damien Hirst yet, you should probably justify your shock tactics by claiming that they serve …

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