Category Archives: Egypt consequences

The Egyptian Election Result Presents a Dilemma for the US and Israel

It doesn’t take an unusually perceptive observer to guess the US subsidy to the Egyptian Army of US $1.3 billion each year for the last few years was not given without reason or condition. Up until the demise of the Mubarak government … Continue reading

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Is the Archbishop of Canterbury right on Egypt?

The Archbishop of Canterbury has made a recent public statement, followed by a statement in the House of Lords in which he was at pains to point out that the situation of violence against the Coptic Church is no simple … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring – Part 2

The signs for fresh green growth as a consequence of the much vaunted Arab Spring are slow in arriving. In Egypt, the economy already battered by the revolution may have lost 1.7 billion $US according to Egypt’s Central Agency for … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama and the Puzzle of Israel and the Palestinians

One of the consequences of the Arab Spring is that now Israel’s situation is potentially more precarious. Surrounded by unfriendly nations with the Arab world for the most part taking sides with the Palestinians, Israel has traditionally held on to … Continue reading

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The Dissent Multipliers

CURRENT DISSENT MULTIPLIERS The optimistically named “Arab Spring” whereby a number of the Arab countries are allegedly reclaiming their democratic and religious freedoms, removing corrupt dictatorship and setting up much more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities and shrugging off … Continue reading

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COPTS NOW UNDER ATTACK IN EGYPT

The removal of Mubarak may well have been inevitable, but as was predicted in my earlier post on the likely consequences, this has been very bad for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. This last week the Church of St Mina … Continue reading

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THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ENIGMA

One of the greatest mysteries for Western observers is to make sense of the Muslim Brotherhood and its part in the present and likely outcome of the current situation in Egypt.The Society of the Muslim Brothers (often known simply as الإخوان … Continue reading

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