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February 14, 2011 6 Comments

Tracing Roots Of Egypt’s Protests To An American Advocate For Non-Violence

As the New York Times reports, leaders in Egypt’s youth movement drew on the ideas of American political thinker Gene Sharp. His book “From Dictatorship to Democracy” has been translated into more than 30 languages.

February 11, 2011 Comment

Protesters Greet Mubarak’s Resignation With Jubilation, Tears

Nobel Peace Laureate Mohammed El Baradei, an opposition figure, greeting Mubarak’s resignation by saying “this is the greatest day of my life.” We look at what the changes mean for Egyptians with Farouk El-Baz, a scientist from Boston University who is also an Egyptian.

February 11, 2011 4 Comments

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down, Military To Take Over

Egypt’s VP Omar Suleiman announced today that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down and the military will take control of Egypt. Celebratory cheers rang out throughout Tahrir Square, and Google Executive, and opposition activist Wael Ghonim said, “welcome back Egypt. They told us you died, but… we found you.”

February 10, 2011 Comment

In Egypt, A Power Shift And Uncertainty

Egypt State TV reports that President Hosni Mubarak will speak to the country tonight, and it’s expected he will step down. In Tahrir Square, the mood has been both jubilant, and tense, because there’s a lot of uncertainty about what will come next. We touch down in Cairo, and get some thoughts from the U.S.

February 9, 2011 Comment

Egyptians Continue To Call For Mubarak’s Outster, But Who Would Fill The Void?

Regular citizens and activists continue to rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo — seemingly leaderless. We take a look at some of those who may step in to direct the movement.

February 8, 2011 Comment

Anti-government Protesters In Egypt Settle In For Long Haul

As anti-government protests in Egypt enter a third week, President Hosni Mubarak is trying to come up with concessions that would end the demonstrations. But protesters say they won’t stop until Mubarak leaves.

February 7, 2011 4 Comments

In Washington, Egypt Splits Old Alliances

Democrats such as Senator John Kerry are pushing President Obama to call for an outright end to Hosni Mubarak’s regime. While some pro-democracy neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol are moving away from Israel’s stance of wanting to keep Mubarak in power.

February 7, 2011 2 Comments

A Seat At The Table In Cairo

We speak to Mahmoud Kassam, North Africa Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, about the opposition in Egypt. Several of the younger Egyptians behind the past two weeks of protests were not present at a weekend meeting with the Mubarak government.

February 7, 2011 19 Comments

The Far Right Uses Egypt Protests To Stoke Fear

Glenn Beck has been talking about an Islamic caliphate, that he says could be established if radical Muslims seize power in places like Tunisia and Egypt. M J Rosenberg is senior foreign policy fellow at Media Matters Action Network. The group monitors what it calls ‘conservative misinformation’ in the US media.

February 7, 2011 Comment

American Describes Her Detention in Egypt

Rosa Navarro is an American studying in Egypt and she was detained over the weekend while she was out buying a phone card.

February 4, 2011 5 Comments

Protesters Push On During 'Day Of Departure' In Egypt

In what anti-government protesters have dubbed the “day of departure,” the largest crowds since demonstrations began 11 days ago descended on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. But will it be enough to force President Hosni Mubarak from office today?

February 4, 2011 Comment

A Closer Look At U.S. Military Colleges That Train Egypt’s Troops

The Egyptian military sends its best and brightest young officers to the U.S. for training at American military schools such as West Point, the Army War College and National Defense University. We take a look at what lessons these officers bring back to Egypt.

February 3, 2011 Comment

In Egypt, Crackdown Continues, Signs Emerge Of A Struggle Within The Government

Will tonight be another night of violence in Cairo’s Tahrir Square? At least eight people were killed in pitched battles last night. We touch down in the square, and take a look at a possible rift inside the government.

February 3, 2011 21 Comments

Commentator Describes ‘Unraveling Of Post-Colonial Order’ In Arab World

We speak with writer and commentator Rami Khouri, who says we’re seeing “the unraveling of the post-colonial order that the British and French created in the Arab world in the 1920s and 30s.”

February 2, 2011 Comment

Watching Egypt's Transition

As clashes between Mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters push Egypt further into chaos, who are some of the political, military and business leaders waiting in the wings?

February 2, 2011 Comment

Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

Professor Khaled Fahmy, of the American University in Cairo was in Tahrir Square today, and describes the scene he saw as Mubarak supporters started to arrive.

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