Category Foreign& Security Policy

Egypt: Default Game Dictatorship

As much as I wanted to cheer the ousting of President Morsi I could not. Not because I support Muslim Brotherhood – on the contrary, I despise their Islamist agenda – but because I could instinctively feel that the overthrow of the first freely elected government of Egypt would be the beginning of the end […]

Egypt on the Brink of the Abyss

Egypt may slide into civil conflict as tribal rhetoric and violent clashes heap up Egyptian General and Deputy Prime Minister El-Sisi has called for anti-Morsi protests in support of the military and their fight against “terrorism”. Interestingly, it’s the very same military that has brutally beaten up anti-Mubarak protesters in 2011 and it’s the same […]

Obama’s Trivial Pursuit Game: Chemical Weapons in Syria

Obama’s hesitant Syria policy exposes the US President’s self-doubt to act as a global leader The White House has confirmed in a letter to several US Senators that chemical weapons have been used in Syria and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Abu Dhabi that the Assad regime has used sarin gas on its own […]

Syria: Should the West be more proactive?

Introduction The crisis in Syria is on-going and so is the debate about the West’s options to help end the bloodshed. Those in favour of a more pro-active policy are regularly confronted with a variety of arguments against intervention. Some of them are perfectly legitimate and rightly point at the potential risks of Western involvement. […]