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Reflections on Religious Freedom Issues in Egypt

Egypt's civil liberties have been called into question several times since the January 25 Revolution. Most recently, Egypt issued a law limiting preaching at mosques to graduates of Al-Azhar University. While this has come under heavy criticism both nationally and internationally, this decision is an attempt by Egypt to regulate, not restrict, religious freedoms, and in so doing puts Egypt back on the road to recovery from years of religious misinterpretation.

Authorities Detain Nabeel Rajab at Cairo International Airport

2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Nabeel Rajab was told by security personnel at the Cairo International Airport that he is banned from entering Egypt.

Does Iran’s New President Open a Path to Nuclear Compromise?

Will Iran’s new president defuse the confrontation with the United States over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program? Rowhani has the credentials to bring a new spirit to the talks writes Michael Adler in Breaking Defense.

Arab and Gulf Countries Must Take the Lead in Iraq

"This carnage should be an opportunity for Washington to work with responsible actors in the region. Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council countries should take the lead and provide humanitarian and military aid in the form of air power and ground troops to defeat and uproot ISIS, as it is already a coming attraction for Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

Why Does Washington Still Think it Can Control What Happens in Egypt?

The primary reason for Egypt's current travails has much more to do with the choices Egyptians have made and the circumstances those choices have created than the policies of the Obama administration, let alone any sins of omission and commission, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Policy.
Muammar Gaddafi

Libya and the Arab Spring after Gaddafi

In exclusive interviews, Aaron David Miller, Haleh Esfandiari and William B. Milam discuss the significance of Muammar Gaddafi's death in the context of the greater Arab Spring.

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