Last Update 23:16
Khaled Mansour's Articles
7 Comment(s)

6 Comment(s)
Strengthening the rule of law, rather than supporting calls for revenge, is the only rational and effective approach to counterterrorism

4 Comment(s)
Egypt's new draft constitution reinforces the rule of the state over the people, rather than building a state to serve its citizens and protect their rights

1 Comment(s)
While some Middle East activists were not impressed by how the US foreign policy establishment danced around the Arab Spring, a closer look shows how delicate this dance was and remains

Human rights and democratisation have had a marginal impact on US relations with Egypt, and indeed many Arab countries, with hard-nosed national interests predominant

The focus in the US administration after 1st February, 2011, had moved to the Egyptian army to ensure that it does not use violence against demonstrators.

In June 2009, Obama in Cairo called for “change” but did not direct his comment to autocratic regimes that were readying to bequeath presidential power to their sons, like in Egypt

1 Comment(s)
Third in a series of seven op-eds examining the history of US foreign policy in the Middle East

Before we jump into the horse-trading that marked the making of the US foreign policy on the Arab Spring in 2011-2013, it helps to scan and present the chief actors in Washington DC, even if quickly

2 Comment(s)
The ‘Arab Spring,’ or the fourth wave of democratisation, posed a major challenge to US foreign policy — and to those seeking to understand and predict it

Humanitarian aid has recently been used to serve political ends. Thus, there is a need to unshackle aid workers and agencies, or at least loosen the political grip exercised on them through donor funds and executive boards

Both military and Islamist authoritarianism would doom Egypt economic failure, international isolation and further social decay

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising