Category Archives: Egypt

Stratfor: The Risks of Egypt’s Outreach to Iran

Stratfor’s Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Bhalla discusses the Iranian president’s recent visit to Cairo and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s reasons for welcoming him. For more analysis, visit: (click here if video is not observable)

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Sign of the Times

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The Clash of Generations

Thomas Friedman is “connecting the dots” in his New York Times column piece over the weekend, The Clash of Generations.    The Global Macro Monitor posted a similar piece, Connecting the Dots: The Coming War Between Generations,  back in March. During … Continue reading

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Joseph Nye on Charlie Rose

Excellent Charlie Rose interview with Joseph Nye, who talks about his new book, The Future of Power,  covering subjects such as the global power shift, technological change and the diffusion of power away from centralized governments,  China,  Egypt, and much … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Gerontocracy

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Mark Zuckerberg, Modern Day Moses?

Time’s Man of the Year.  Now the new Moses?  The guy who’s invisible connectivity community helped bring down the Pharaoh of Egypt.  Mark Zuckerberg getting credit for Egypt’s revolution?   We were stunned last night as we watched Anderson Cooper … Continue reading

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The Weekend Read: Mark Zuckerberg Credited for Egypt

Anderson Cooper 360 Interview With the “Google Ghandi”, Wael Ghonim BLITZER: Wael, this is Wolf Blitzer in Washington. So first Tunisia, now Egypt. What’s next? GHONIM: Ask Facebook. BLITZER: Ask what? GHONIM: Facebook. COOPER: Facebook. BLITZER: Facebook. You’re giving Facebook … Continue reading

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STRATFOR: Egypt’s Tipping Point

“There are some very heavy and complex negotiations underway. These negotiations are not just about titles or positions. There is also a lot of money involved, a lot of assets at stake, a lot of political careers on the line, … Continue reading

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Deep US-Saudi rift over Egypt – Debka

Another must read from Debka.  These guys give a good inside scoop of what’s happening and explains why Mubarak is not stepping down and it’s not good, The conversation between President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah early Thursday, Feb. … Continue reading

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