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Frida Alim

The Moral Ambiguity of United States Aid to Egypt

[28 June 2011, a protester holding tear gas canister the Arabic on his arm reads:

On the heels of the violent dispersal of pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins, US military aid to Egypt is now the center of political discussions on the nature of the US-Egyptian relationship. Internationally, academics, politicians, and protesters have fervently debated the word “coup” as a term to classify the events following the 30 June uprising against former President Morsi. The arguments for and against the term “coup” have analyzed cultural, political, and historical markers ...

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The Politics of the Brotherhood Democracy: How the Muslim Brotherhood Burned Their Bridges

[The Arabic reads:

As members of the Muslim Brotherhood lick their wounds as well as lament the opportunity they have lost to consolidate their rule and vision of political Islam in Egypt, they will likely be reflecting on the multiple strategic missteps that pulled their country to the edge of civil war. Crowning this list will be their decision—in the weeks after the January 25 Revolution—to invest in a strategic relationship with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), to the ...

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Frida Alim

 

Frida Alim is a student at the University of San Diego School of Law. She can be followed on Twitter @FridaAlim