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Egyptian Revolution, Muslim Brotherhood, and Empty Signifiers…


The Egyptian uprising has brought together differences within the Egyptian society overrunning them by an overwhelmingly unifying rhetoric.  Tahrir square has become an unmistakable symbol of this integration. In its statement today, Muslim Brotherhood (MB) minced no words in emphasizing that it was part of a national movement for all Egyptian people. The statement was […]

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Egypt, Foreign Aid, and Pakistan


The recent uprising in Egypt has raised all kinds of questions about the relationship between the Western and middle-eastern governments and populations.  Among several others, the question of handling of aid from bi-lateral aid agencies such as USAID, DFID, and others has also come under scrutiny.  David Rieff, the analyst at TNR, was rather ruthless […]

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