Tony Blair’s support for the Egyptian military puts the lie to the former prime minister’s repeated declarations of support for democracy and human rights.
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The UK government should make any further economic and military support to Egypt conditional on the return to democracy.
Britain’s view of President Assad has transformed over the years, but the West still hasn’t learnt lessons about supporting dictators around the world.
TweetPeter Lesniak is an independent foreign affairs analyst, concentrating on the Middle East and North Africa. Having previously worked in parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues he currently works in the LibDem International Office. Peter is also a Director of Communications at Bite the Ballot Ltd. Some say that it’s been a rather unusual start of […]
Egypt is braced for mass rallies after President Mohamed Mursi, fresh from brokering the Gaza ceasefire, passed a decree giving himself sweeping new powers.
With rumours that police are siding with protesters in Sudan, anxiety is bubbling over the prospect of revolution.
Mohammed Morsi’s victory in Egypt’s presidential election raises new fears over the future of religious freedom amongst the country’s Coptic Christian minority.
This month, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was appointed, but what are the consequences of an Islamist president?
Ed Jacobs looks at life for Christians in Syria during the unrest, and calls on the government to do more to support freedom of religion worldwide
After an incredible 2011 internationally, Luke Bozier looks ahead to the key figures and events that will shape the world in 2012.