Sunday, April 24, 2011

Egyptian Links from the Arabist

I just read Mohammed ElBaradei's new book, which comes out in a few days and contains some pointed broadsides against the Bush-Cheney administrations, including a scene in which Dick Cheney threatens to launch a campaign of discreditation against ElBaradei if he does not play ball on Iraq. (He didn't — and they tried to discredit him). The book is all about nuclear diplomacy — not on his experience since he came back to Egypt — but shows the portrait of a man deeply respectful of national sovereignty, international law, and diplomacy. And at times he is quietly scathing about US policies to undermine these. (A full review will be out soon.)

There won't be a lot of links for the next or so as I'll be traveling.

* ElBaradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team
He's absolutely right.
* أحزاب مصر : تعرف على الأحزاب السياسية وقارن بينهم
Useful website listing Egypt's new parties.
* The River Nile: A dam nuisance | The Economist
Ethiopia vs. Egypt.
* Morocco's monarchy: Reform or fall | The Economist
King bought himself some time — but not much.

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