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Egypt Cancels Arab Spring Tribute to Mourn Saudi King Abdullah

King Abdullah vociferously opposed the Arab Spring and propped up Egypt's military-backed government.

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Egypt to Investors: Autocratic Government Means We’re Safe for Business

Egypt hopes to jump-start its economy by attracting foreign investors and is touting itself as a stable destination for foreign capital.

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The Blasphemy Brigade

Saudi and Egyptian officials walked arm in arm with the unity marchers in Paris. But the blasphemy laws they’re happy to push at home are hypocritical, cynical, and dangerous.

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How to Get Egypt’s Generals Back on Our Side

Hint: pay them. And it's going to take a lot more than the $1.3 billion the U.S. government sends Cairo each year.

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Could Egypt’s Opposition Learn to Get Along?

The Mubarak verdict and Sisi's crackdown have put the Muslim Brotherhood and the revolutionaries back on the same side. But that won't be enough to heal old wounds.

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The Lighthouse Dims

Alexandria, once the pulsing cosmopolitan heart of the Arab World, is now the base for Egypt’s Salafists, a hardline Islamist movement that has tied its fortunes to the country’s autocratic new president.

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