Nation Topics - Arab Awakening

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Arab Awakening


News and Features

Syrians protest in Egypt.

Syrians fleeing the fighting at home have found themselves targeted amid Egypt’s political upheaval.

Soldiers in Cairo

Life here has shrunk politically, geographically and socially, with the vast majority of the public high on fascistic nationalism.

John Kerry

President Obama was right to seek congressional approval to strike Syria—but a bipartisan coalition must turn him down.

Shelling in Syria

There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.

Doctor treats pro-Morsi protesters

At least seventy-four people were killed in skirmishes between Morsi supporters and armed men this weekend.

Egyptian military

Egypt cannot have a future as a viable, pluralistic democracy without the Muslim Brotherhood’s participation.


Deadly clashes shock a nation fresh off the heels of a military coup.

Egypt massacre

Washington again displays its hypocrisy by failing to label the arrest of Egypt’s freely elected president by the military a coup. 

If no one can rule and power-sharing is impossible, what now?


A special report from behind rebel lines. Says one fighter, ‘The hatred in our hearts is growing. I worry that one day it will be bigger than our dreams.’


Stephen F. Cohen went on CNN to talk about the opportunity Putin is giving the USA.

September 16, 2013

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen goes on HuffPost Live to promote diplomacy with Russia.

September 13, 2013

Blowback into Jordan is a new concern.

August 13, 2013

Despite EU attempts to broker a peaceful political settlement, the prospect of continued bloodshed is very real.

July 30, 2013

Sharif Abdel Kouddous, speaking from Cairo, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to analyze the allegations against ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, the protests surrounding his arrest warrant and the response from the Obama administration.

July 26, 2013

More and more, it seems that the revolt that mobilized against the Muslim Brotherhood was manipulated by the powers-that-be.

July 11, 2013

The fissures between between Egypt’s interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood party it replaced in power continue to widen.

July 10, 2013

Staff quits en masse over Qatar-imposed favoritism for the Brothers.

July 10, 2013

Yes, our Congress. It’s doing that.

July 9, 2013

The recent wave of attacks against women in Tahrir Square reveal that in our global rape culture, women's bodies can be used as both tools of war and casualties of “freedom.”

July 8, 2013