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August 16, 2013 12:25 PM What Obama Misunderstands About Egypt

Yesterday morning, President Barack Obama condemned the Egyptian military's slaughter of Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers, and canceled joint military exercises scheduled for next month. He said that the violence should stop and that "a process of national reconciliation should...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 09, 2013 10:44 AM Cutting Off Egypt’s Aid Will Only Worsen Chaos

Two men I admire, U.S. Senator John McCain and Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution, have recently argued that the U.S should suspend aid to Egypt after the army coup last week that ousted President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 05, 2013 10:06 AM Good Riddance to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Fake Democrats

A few months ago, King Abdullah II of Jordan told me about his meetings with Mohamed Mursi, the now-deposed president of Egypt. The king wasn’t fond of Mursi, both because the Egyptian was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 03, 2013 8:44 AM How Did the U.S. Lose the Egyptian People?

So here’s a question that’s nagging at me as we watch millions of Egyptians express their loathing for Mohamed Mursi, their hapless, power-grabbing president, and for his Muslim Brotherhood movement: How exactly did the U.S. come to be seen by...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

February 05, 2013 9:15 AM Joseph Steals the Land of Egypt

The Sunday-school version of the story of Joseph and the famine is reasonably well-known: Pharaoh had two dreams, seven lean cows devouring seven fat cows and seven withered ears of gran devouring seven healthy ears. Joseph interpreted that as a...

By Mark Kleiman