Obama Administration


PBS Interview with Shadi Hamid: Why Is America Reaching Out to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood?

As the final results of Egypt’s parliamentary elections come in this week, the country’s Islamists are walking away the biggest winners.

Egypt’s Election: Don’t Panic

Egypt's first post-Mubarak elections are scheduled to begin in less than two weeks. It would be hard to exaggerate how badly the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has

Shadi Hamid: What Obama and American Liberals Don’t Understand About the Arab Spring

Throughout the Arab spring, analysts and policymakers have debated the proper role that the United States should be playing in the Middle East.

Human rights irony for the US and Arab world

Since September 11th, the United States and the Arab world have traveled a treacherous road together. Where they have arrived after ten years sets them apart. In the US, the

What Does the U.S. Want to Talk to the Brotherhood About?

In a confusing set of statements at the end of June, Washington appeared to be taking a bold initiative and denying it at the same time. Secretary of State Hillary

Obama Honors 14-Year-Old Egyptian Genius

President Barack Obama honored the 14-year-old genius Egyptian student, Khalid Ahmed Khalifa, who won first place among 975 students by a jury decision made up of the best 15 business

US Politicians Continue to Appease Pro-Israel Lobby, Misjudge the Brotherhood

Granger and Lowey are not the only American politicians who voice skepticism – or even a degree of animosity – towards Egypt after the fall of Mubarak.

29 Democrat senators tell Obama to cut aid to PA

29 US Democrat senators told president Barack Obama he should cut aid to the Palestinian Authority in the event Hamas joined its government following the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement.

MB: Bin Laden is not Islam and resistance against oppression is legitimate

According to a statement issued by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood while Islam denounces violence and terrorism it believes it was not necessary to resort to assassination stressing a fair trial of

US Should Put Money Where Its Interests Lie

The US gives approximately $110?billion a year for the Afghan war and about $3.2?billion for military and economic aid to Pakistan .