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  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am

     In-depth

    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • October 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 17, 2012 | 3:57 am

    In-depth

    Overcautious Obama

    The United States must take the lead in Syria in order to rescue the people, the region and the American image, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter for Project Syndicate.

    No one speaks for the Syrian people in the Oval Office every morning. No one adds...

  • September 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 3, 2012 | 1:15 am

    In-depth

    Ahmadinejad vs. Israel, Palestine – and Iran

    The Islamist regime in Iran will sacrifice everything to destroy Israel, writes George Jochnowitz in Algemeiner

    Sanctions, shmanctions, say Iran’s leaders.  Ahmadinejad, time and again, has spoken of wiping Israel...

  • August 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 8, 2012 | 2:42 am

    In-depth

    Who Are the Muslim Brothers?

    As the Muslim Brotherhood ascendance in Egypt, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations takes a look at the organization’s power structure, which is far from monolithic. 

    While there may be significant discipline among the Brothers,...

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  • July 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am

    In-depth

    Syrian Chemical Weapons and Al-Qaida

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that Syria’s WMD stockpile must be secured, and not just to prevent attacks in the Mideast.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah specifically warned in a CNN interview on July 18 that Syrian chemical weapons...

  • July 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 3:26 am

    In-depth

    Ehud Olmert could be Israel’s comeback kid

    His acquittal leaves the former prime minister well-placed for a return to politics, something that could change the future of the peace process, writes Nir Eisikovits in Christian Science Monitor.

    Olmert will almost certainly...

  • April 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 2, 2012 | 2:54 am

    Maikel Nabil Sanad draws back the curtain on Egypt’s military

    Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post meets the Egyptian blogger who maintains that the changes in his country have been purely cosmetic.

    Nabil turned out to be right about where the Egyptian generals were headed. In...

  • April 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 1, 2012 | 5:20 am

    Brotherhood changes course, fields second in command for Egypt’s president

    The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s reversal of its earlier pledge not to field a candidate for the presidency is causing consternation among liberals and the military alike, reports Mostafa Ali of Ahram.

    ...

  • February 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2012 | 2:08 am

    Israelis fear homefront vulnerable to Iran attacks

    As talk grows of an Israeli strike on Iran, so do Israeli concerns about reprisal missile strikes on its civilian population, writes Aron Heller for the Associated Press.

    Skepticism about Israel’s ability to defend itself runs deep...