Democracy in Egypt needs the Brotherhood

Help! The Muslim Brotherhood is coming to power. After years of oppression by the secular military rule of Hosni Mubarak, the Islamists are now the most important political force in Egypt. At least, if their presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi manages to defeat felool (Egyptian slang for someone who was part of the old regime) candidate…

Can Europe promote Arab democracy?

In last week’s edition of Al Ahram Weekly, James Zogby from the Arab American Institute argued that the US should not promote democracy in the Arab world as long as it fails to listen to Arab voices. Zogby makes a very compelling argument why Washington indeed struggles to support and nurture democracy in the region.…