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Egyptian authorities acted on a tip on Wednesday and raided an apartment in eastern Cairo, discovering and arresting a leading Muslim Brotherhood leader who had been on the run for months.
President Obama's moves to downgrade relations with Egypt are encouraging the military-backed government in one of America's major Middle East allies to rekindle ties with Russia.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi forced a best-selling Egyptian novelist out of a Paris conference he was featured in Wednesday.
As the U.S. government reportedly plans to cut back significantly on its aid to Egypt against the wishes of key Arab allies and Israel, a question looms over the American relationship with one of the most important countries in the region: Who lost Egypt?
A hammering 6-1 loss to Ghana was more than just a blow to Egypt's faltering hopes for a spot in next year's World Cup finals. The humiliation immediately became entangled in Egypt's bitterly divisive politics.
Was it madness, strategic illiteracy or personal sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood that prompted Wednesday's startling announcement that President Obama has decided to slash American support to the Egyptian military? Whatever the rationale, his spectacularly ill-advised decision reverses a generation of American statecraft and threatens the peace of an already unstable region.
Syria has been reduced to a small blip in the corner of the radar screen, if only for a moment, but the screen of the neighborhood is as busy as always. Bashar Assad still clings to power in the Syrian civil war, with the Russians standing by to "help," as usual. Iraq continues to be a tinderbox. Egypt, an old ally, is fighting the Muslim Brotherhood without U.S. political support or military aid. Now Jordan, a steadfast American ally, faces a threat to economic stability in the form of an unusual lawsuit our own Supreme Court has been asked to consider.
Proper assessment of a threat is key to its defeat. Israeli learned that at a terrible cost four decades ago.
At the street level, a sense of betrayal is rife