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Ali Bluwi

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Was it really a slip of tongue?

So, the United States has postponed its military action against Syria. At least this is what the entire world has been made to believe.

September 14, 2013

Assad: No lessons learned from history

It was around the time when the situation in Syria had not aggravated, a close aide of Bashar Assad called on him in his palace. He reportedly advised Assad to revisit his policies both foreign and domestic.

September 07, 2013

Egypt: The futility of foreign intervention

Given the manner in which various so-called religious movements like the Muslim Brotherhood operate and foment political and social unrest across the Muslim world, we have all the reasons to believe they do so at the behest of some foreign powers.

August 31, 2013

Brotherhood pushed Egypt to the brink

The Hamas, the Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad and the Syrian intelligence have tried to interfere in Egypt’s internal affairs and trigger internal chaos ever since the January 25, 2011 revolution. Each group, however, had its own agenda.

August 24, 2013

Egypt at a crossroads

The recent toppling of the Mursi government in Egypt pushes one down the memory lane and many questions crop up as to why such events ever take place.

August 17, 2013

Ford: Troubleshooter or troublemaker?

The appointment of Robert Ford as the new American ambassador to Cairo has aroused my curiosity as to what role he has been assigned. During the period 1988-1992, Ford served as cultural and press attaché in Egypt and he enjoyed good rapport with the Egyptian cultural and media sectors.

August 10, 2013

Brotherhood’s plan exposed

THE strategic plan to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in the region has been exposed.
As part of the plan, the Muslim Brotherhood tried to align its interests with those of the Americans and their Western counterparts in order to safeguard the security of Israel.

August 03, 2013

Will Turkey rethink its Mideast foreign policy?

Last year I was in Istanbul to visit a number of centers for strategic studies. I had previously studied at a Turkish university and had gone with a friend — a German with Turkish roots — to the global city of Turkish Sufism and Jalal Al-Din Al-Rumi.

July 27, 2013

Will Egypt descend into anarchy?

The situation in strife-torn Egypt, according to intelligence inputs, is headed toward mayhem with an imminent confrontation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army.

July 20, 2013

Why did Brotherhood fail?

It seems as though the Muslim Brotherhood is still living in the 1960s.

July 14, 2013