Links 6 March 2011
- Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | The revolution and foreign policy
Or, diary of an ntelligent man turned passive-aggressive former regime hack who is now frightened at the the turn of events.
- Egypt GDRs Slide as Bourse Debacle Threatens ‘Pariah’ Status - Businessweek
Reopen this stock market - and let the cards fall where they may.
- Why Political Reform in the Gulf Monarchies Is a Family Feud | The Middle East Channel
- From Libya With Love | Mother Jones
How academics peddled Libyan "reforms"
- Egyptian Army Makes Most of U.S. Aid - NYTimes.com
- New German minister: Islam does not belong in Germany - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
The four million Muslims who live there better get out, then.
- Egypt appoints post-Mubarak interior minister -- MENA
- In Libya, Both Sides Gird for Long War as Civilian Toll Mounts - NYTimes.com
- Libya: Oil Industry Group Opposes Obama's Sanctions | Mother Jones
Halliburton and other oil and oil services firms lobby against sanctions.
- Al-Ahram Weekly | Front Page | Egypt in dialogue
An account of the meeting between Egypt's generals, ElBaradei and Moussa.
- The Muslim Brothers in Egypt’s ‘orderly transition’ - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
- Morocco royals to lower bank stake amid protests | Reuters
This is interesting, particularly as there are suspicions of funny business with the loans the bank has made to other royally owned companies.
- A Portrait of a Revolutionary: Hossam El-Hamalawy on the Role of the Egyptian Army
- Book Review: Succession, revolution, and sexual harassment | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt
Review of Alaa al-Aswany's non-fiction book on Egypt, recently translated into English.
Interesting stuff here but still an incomplete picture of the Egyptian military's interests. Also no mention of the shipment of weapons from the US to Egypt, one way to syphon money to particular entreprises.
Gen. Mansour al-Essawy.