Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian military’s mass-release of civilian prisoners; the possible end of military rule and the decades-long Emergency law; eased restrictions at the Rafah border crossing with Gaza; and why the Camp David Accords may be coming to an end, eventually.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses how Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi’s presidential victory averted a crisis in Egypt; the Egyptian military’s continued supremacy, as the parliament remains dissolved and the national constitution unfinished; valid suspicions that Egypt’s prominent Islamists could have ties to the CIA; Washington’s fear that Egypt is developing an independent foreign policy; and why Israel might not dare carry out another Operation Cast Lead rampage in Gaza.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi’s narrow victory in Egypt’s presidential runoff election; how Egypt’s military and supreme constitutional court are subverting civilian government and democratic reforms; the danger of false flag bombings designed to sow unrest and discredit the Islamists; and why Egypt’s military is better suited for domestic repression than national defense.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses his article “From Mubarak to Worse;” the final two candidates - a Muslim Brother and a former Mubarak official – in Egypt’s presidential run-off election; why Egyptians are more concerned with Islamic dress codes than Gaza policy or foreign meddling; the Muslim Brotherhood’s history of cooperation with the West; Egypt’s unfinished constitution; and why Egypt’s socialist/leftist groups haven’t had any electoral success.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s surprise presidential candidate; why former Egyptian spy chief Omar Suleiman, the “CIA’s man in Cairo,” has a chance of winning the presidency; the Egyptian military’s continued dominance of civilian government, pending a revised constitution; and why the Egypt/Gaza border crossing at Rafah still hasn’t opened to regular trade and commerce.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian revolution’s one-year anniversary; the continued demonstrations by leftist groups who were trounced by Islamist parties in parliamentary elections; how Egypt’s June presidential election will (potentially) complete the transition from military to civilian-run government; why the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate/conservative political party, not a radical terrorist organization; how Egypt could repeal the Camp David Accords in bits and pieces through popular referendums, especially the parts limiting military deployments in self-defense; and the Egyptian raids on foreign NGOs, including the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses his article “Muslim Brotherhood Looks Beyond Tahrir;” the Islamic political parties sweeping Egypt’s parliamentary elections; continuing protests from Egyptian liberals, frustrated at getting trounced in the polls; the meeting with US Ambassador Anne Patterson, Senator John Kerry and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party; and whether Egypt’s second-place – and very conservative – Islamic party will inspire more paranoid talk of a burgeoning Islamic caliphate, poised to conquer the world and convert your children.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the early parliamentary voting results in Egypt, with the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties dominating so far; why the leftist/liberal parties fear a new Egyptian dictatorship will take hold; the unpopular supra-constitutional principles that permanently subordinate civilian government to the military; why Egypt’s revolution seems to have been anticipated and manipulated by the military council; and why you shouldn’t believe anything the US State Department says in public (the WikiLeaks cables are another matter).
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the return of million-man protests in Tahrir Square on the eve of the first parliamentary election since Mubarak’s ouster; street skirmishes and dozens of casualties after the Egyptian military overreacted to demonstrations; fears that so-called “super constitutional principles” will keep Egypt a military dictatorship, no matter the outcome of elections; and how plans to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza have been put on the back burner.
IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses his article “Doubts Shadow Egyptian Election;” remembering the rigged parliamentary polls of 2010 as former Mubarak officials jostle for position in the upcoming elections; how the dozens of newly formed parties have greatly complicated the task of following Egyptian politics; why the Camp David Accords with Israel will remain intact no matter who wins in Egypt; and how former IAEA Director General Mohamed El Baradei has faded from political prominence.
Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses the latest violence between Coptic Christians and Muslims in Egypt; the possibility of agents provocateurs instigating violence, since Egypt has enjoyed a thousand years of relatively peaceful religious coexistence; the foundering revolution, as elections are repeatedly delayed and Mubarak cronies still run the country; and how the CIA’s penchant for regime change has cast doubt on the authenticity of popular resistance movements, even when they appear to be grassroots efforts.
Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses his article “Sinai Simmers in Security Vacuum;” how the killing of Egyptian border guards has further soured relations with Israel; why the Rafah crossing might close again, trapping residents of Gaza and enabling another “Cast Lead” type operation; why the 2004-06 Sinai resort bombings blamed on Islamic groups could have been false-flag attacks; and Egypt’s increasing displeasure with the Camp David Accords, which prevents troop deployments even while Israel conducts military operations inside Egypt’s borders.
Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses the return of million-man demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square; the powerful forces allied against successful Egyptian democratization; why world leaders, especially the autocratic ones tenuously holding power, are very worried about Hosni Mubarak’s prosecution; and the end of the honeymoon between Egypt’s protesters and the once-beloved army.
Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses his articles “Experts Fear Israeli Design to Balkanise Arab States” and “Gaza Crossing Lets Trickle Through;” how Egypt’s Rafah border crossing with Gaza is technically open, but fails to function as a typical international border with regard to commercial traffic; why the US and Israel retain significant influence in Egypt’s military – which still runs the country; and how Balkanization is used as an imperial divide-and-conquer strategy.
Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses the continuing protests (with declining turnout) in Egypt; the constitutional clash between Islamic groups and secular parties/Coptic Christians on the deference to Islamic law in legislation; why the army will allow elections and civilian government to take hold (barring civil war or a big escalation in violence); widespread opposition to the 1979 Camp David agreement; why the Muslim Brotherhood’s recognition as a legitimate political power will not usher in a global Islamic caliphate; slow progress on opening the Rafah Gaza border crossing; and suspicions that Mahmoud Abbas is asking Egypt to keep the border closed.