Crying foul because of the identity of the messenger should not undermine the importance of his message, writes Jonathan Russell.
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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.
The UK government should make any further economic and military support to Egypt conditional on the return to democracy.
US support for Egypt’s generals has led to a situation where the human rights situation in the country is now comparable to the Mubarack era.
When President Mubarak was forced from power in February 2011, many of the revolutionaries in Tahrir Square thought that the future of Egypt looked bright for the kind of Western secular liberal values many of them had championed.
Recently we’ve seen the emergence of another kind of autocrat. Neither democrat nor dictator, this type of leader holds regular elections and in some cases even introduces ostensibly progressive policies.
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 […]
As Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi moves to grant himself broad powers over the judiciary, Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz poses serious questions of his motives.