Category: Egypt

US getting tough on Egypt’s army? Don’t bet on it Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing For reasons international and domestic, the United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week about the country… Expert quote: “The $1.3 billion that goes to the […]

El-Baz: Go West, into Egypt’s Desert

Huffington Post Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Internal strife, poor economic performance, major importation of food supplies, and severe crowding along a thin strip of arable Nile land can only mean disaster for Egypt in the coming years… Expert quote: “The danger of not developing new land is expansion […]

Morsi backers seek ‘Day of Rage’

Boston Herald Joseph Wippl, College of Arts & Sciences Gruesome scenes of street battles, death and injuries continued in Egypt’s latest round of violence yesterday as tens of thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi called for a “Day of Rage” to try to force his reinstatement, while police and supporters of the government […]

Egypt clashes leave 278 dead

Boston Herald Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences Muslim protesters in Egypt felt the full weight of a military backlash yesterday, as armored vehicles and air power were used to break up sit-ins by supporters of ousted President 
Mohammed Morsi, leaving at least 278 people dead and thousands injured, government officials said… Expert quote: […]