Friday, August 16, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 16, 2013

Egypt's Identity Torn In Two -- Cynthia Schneider, Special to CNN

(CNN) -- When he joined his large family for the first Iftar (evening meal) of Ramadan in July, filmmaker and photographer Mohamed Radwan did not expect to find himself explaining to a hostile group why he had helped organize the sit-in at the Culture Ministry in Cairo and had marched on June 30 to oust Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.

Indeed, the conflict within Radwan's own family is playing out in homes across Egypt. It represents a secular vs. Islamist confrontation of beliefs and visions for Egypt and is a microcosm of the clashes and violence rocking the nation as followers of ousted President Morsy fight the army and its secular supporters.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Turmoil in Egypt: TIME Journalist Gets Caught in Cairo’s Latest Day of Rage -- Jared Malsin, Time

An Arab Nightmare: West Dithers Over Taking a Side in Egypt -- Erich Follath, Spiegel Online

Muslim Brotherhood abuses continue under Egypt’s military -- Daniel Williams, Washington Post

Obama’s dangerous passivity on Egypt and Syria on display -- Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

What Does Egypt's Military Ruler Want? -- Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey, Newsweek

Syria’s War Takes Hold of Lebanon Through Bombings and Kidnappings -- Aryn Baker, Time

Can Nigeria's leaders do the right thing? -- Orji Uzor Kalu, Special to CNN

America Pivots to Asia; Europe Arms It -- Robbin F. Laird, The Diplomat

Snowden Doomed to Dreadful Life in a Capsule -- Michael Bohm, The Moscow Times

NSA broke privacy rules. Are latest revelations big, or same-old? -- Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor

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