Egypt Heads to Polls Amid Uncertain Outcome

13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists

An Egyptian Democrat Gives Up

The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.

Moderate Islamist Is Egypt’s Frontrunner

Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link

Ultra-Right Backs Moderate Islamist in Egypt

Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency

Adel Imam and Arab Farce

Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.

Omar Comin’?

Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency

Hostage Crisis

The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?

Egypt’s Brotherhood Blazes Central Trail

Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military

Sundown: N.J. Rabbi Faces Five Years in Prison

Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more

Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

Lax Americana

The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.

Mob Tactics

Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home

Is Egypt Coming Apart?

Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future

Mirage

Egyptian-Israeli relations reached a low point this weekend. But Egypt’s military, secure in its power, has no interest in undermining the 1979 peace treaty.

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