Egypt’s Gone Up In Flames After All

Typically, this blog gets updates only on Mondays and Fridays (USA time until I'm back in the Middle East), but today's events in Egypt warrant a brief update. I've written before about how Egypt will have neither a Syrian-style civil war nor a stable government for a long time.  The actions today fit right into … Continue reading Egypt’s Gone Up In Flames After All

The Muslim Brotherhood chooses a fight it can’t win (Or, how to lose an urban war)

So begins the cycle of violence in Egypt.  The Muslim Brotherhood has thrown down and called for rebellion against the army; some will heed that call.  But Egypt is no Syria.  Should there be something like a civil war, it will be far faster and decisive in Egypt than Syria.  Here’s why. Egypt’s population density … Continue reading The Muslim Brotherhood chooses a fight it can’t win (Or, how to lose an urban war)

Egypt’s Revolution Won’t Follow Iran’s (Because Nobody’s That Stupid)

Back they go!  A bit of yelling, quite a lot of screaming, and a few gunshots here and there, and the people of Egypt are on the streets calling for another regime to fall.  It would be easy to say Egypt is on the cusp of falling to a yet another theocratic dictatorship akin to … Continue reading Egypt’s Revolution Won’t Follow Iran’s (Because Nobody’s That Stupid)