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Order has not been restored in Egypt: a reply to the Telegraph’s Con Coughlin

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The Telegraph’s defence editor is spinning hard for the Egyptian generals, writes Daniel Wickham.

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The Egyptian death sentences will backfire on the regime

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Egyptian history shows that heavy crackdowns on Islamists always results in more bloodshed.

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Why is Tony Blair spinning for Egypt’s military rulers?

Tony Blair’s support for the Egyptian military puts the lie to the former prime minister’s repeated declarations of support for democracy and human rights.

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The crisis in Egypt is in no one’s interest

The UK government should make any further economic and military support to Egypt conditional on the return to democracy.

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Assad’s transformation from potential knight to villain in the eyes of the West

Britain’s view of President Assad has transformed over the years, but the West still hasn’t learnt lessons about supporting dictators around the world.

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Comment: 2013 – ever changing dynamism in the Middle East, part one

TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]

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“We don’t need another dictator” – Egypt set for protests as triumphant Morsi tightens grip

Egypt is braced for mass rallies after President Mohamed Mursi, fresh from brokering the Gaza ceasefire, passed a decree giving himself sweeping new powers.

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Could revolution happen in Sudan?

With rumours that police are siding with protesters in Sudan, anxiety is bubbling over the prospect of revolution.

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Call the Copts: The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s Christians

Mohammed Morsi’s victory in Egypt’s presidential election raises new fears over the future of religious freedom amongst the country’s Coptic Christian minority.

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Should we be concerned about Egypt’s new president?

This month, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was appointed, but what are the consequences of an Islamist president?

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