Tag: Eric Trager

How not to fuel extremism


Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency have warned that labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization “may fuel extremism” and damage relations with America’s allies, according to a summary… Read more »

Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood ‘may backfire’


Proposals to proscribe the Muslim Brotherhood are raising questions about appropriate strategies to counter violent extremism, The Wall Street Journal reports: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in particular, is a strong supporter… Read more »

The truth about Egypt’s revolution?


In “Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days,” Eric Trager upends the standard pat narrative of Egypt’s Jasmine Revolution, notes Oren Kessler, deputy director… Read more »

The Rise and Fall of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood


In recent months, Egypt’s Sisi government has seemingly won its brutal, controversial fight against the Muslim Brotherhood in decisive fashion, decapitating the group by killing, jailing, or exiling most of… Read more »

Egypt: the paradox of repression


  Egypt’s military has deployed forces to public landmarks ahead of a protest planned for Monday. At issue: President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s agreement to relinquish two islands to Saudi Arabia, CNN reports:… Read more »