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Mohamed Morsi and the fall of Egypt’s ‘honorable’ revolution

Mohamed Morsi and the fall of Egypt’s ‘honorable’ revolutionEgypt’s first democratically elected president, who died during a courtroom appearance on Monday, was a figure who did not produce the greatness his era demanded. Mohamed Morsi will be remembered as the Islamist who could never live up to the task of pulling Egypt from decades of dictatorship into a 21st century democracy following the 2011 popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.




Posted on 18 June 2019 | 10:14 pm

Can the US protect the Persian Gulf if Iran wants to target tankers?

Can the US protect the Persian Gulf if Iran wants to target tankers?Tensions between the United States and Iran are rising due to a rash of attacks on a half-dozen oil tankers traveling through the Persian Gulf region over the past several weeks. Most recently, two tankers in the Gulf of Oman were struck by explosions on June 13. President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for the incidents, and the Pentagon released grainy video footage it says shows Iranian forces removing a limpet mine from the side of one of the ships.




Posted on 18 June 2019 | 9:55 pm

Facebook banks on a globe-uniting currency

Facebook banks on a globe-uniting currencyOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a project to launch a digital currency next year that founder Mark Zuckerberg hopes will help build a “common global community.” More than 2 billion users on Facebook’s many platforms will be able to make payments, send money, and conduct other financial transactions through a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Unlike Bitcoin and other virtual currencies which rely a closed digital system called blockchain, the new “stablecoin” will be a “public good” and reliable, according to Facebook.




Posted on 18 June 2019 | 8:34 pm

A fighter or a peacemaker? Amy Klobuchar is trying to be both

A fighter or a peacemaker? Amy Klobuchar is trying to be bothIn a Democratic primary field filled with partisan warriors, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is sometimes cast as too moderate, too “Minnesota nice” to fire up the Democratic base and win back the White House. 




Posted on 18 June 2019 | 8:07 pm

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