Confusion and Instability in Egypt

July 23, 2012 by

American attempts to push for a Western style democracy in Egypt may not yield the desired results. American foreign policy in the region is viewed with suspicion because of its past support for former President Hosni Mubarak and his regime and its overhanded support for Israel. The prevailing confusion concerning the beginnings of democracy in Egypt, despite electing Mohammed Morsi in the country’s largely fair and free elections has baffled policymakers.

The West is Playing with Fire in Syria

July 23, 2012 by

While the UN remains paralyzed on whether to extend its observer mission, or impose sanctions, Syria is drifting quickly towards what the International Committee of the Red Cross calls “a state of civil war”, a declaration, with cataclysmic consequences, and which might radically change the rules of the game.