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Brand Blair may be considered toxic, but some of his arguments are valid

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Crying foul because of the identity of the messenger should not undermine the importance of his message, writes Jonathan Russell.

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Order has not been restored in Egypt: a reply to the Telegraph’s Con Coughlin

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The Telegraph’s defence editor is spinning hard for the Egyptian generals, writes Daniel Wickham.

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The Egyptian death sentences will backfire on the regime

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Egyptian history shows that heavy crackdowns on Islamists always results in more bloodshed.

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Why is Tony Blair spinning for Egypt’s military rulers?

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 crisis in Egypt is in no one’s interest

The UK government should make any further economic and military support to Egypt conditional on the return to democracy.

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‘Worse than Mubarak’: human rights in Egypt and the effects of US military aid

US support for Egypt’s generals has led to a situation where the human rights situation in the country is now comparable to the Mubarack era.

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One thing in Egypt is sure – it will not be the secular liberals taking power

When President Mubarak was forced from power in February 2011, many of the revolutionaries in Tahrir Square thought that the future of Egypt looked bright for the kind of Western secular liberal values many of them had championed.

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Egypt: Don’t confuse democracy with the mere holding of elections

Recently we’ve seen the emergence of another kind of autocrat. Neither democrat nor dictator, this type of leader holds regular elections and in some cases even introduces ostensibly progressive policies.

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Comment: 2013 – ever changing dynamism in the Middle East, part one

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 […]

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Analysis: The nature of power in Egypt

As Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi moves to grant himself broad powers over the judiciary, Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz poses serious questions of his motives.

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