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The New Egypt : The List
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is presented with the military's highest honor, the "shield of Armed Forces," following his inauguration Saturday.

4 ways Mohamed Morsi can push Egypt toward democracy

Despite inaugurating its first democratically elected president, the country is still controlled by the military. Will Morsi change that?

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Egypt's president-elect, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, tries to earn points as a moderate by picking a Christian and a woman to serve as vice presidents.

Egypt's female VP: Proof that President Morsi is a real reformer?

The country's newly elected Islamist leader appears willing to form an inclusive government, easing fears that he will turn Egypt into an Islamic state

 
The New Egypt : Burning Question
Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsi before his first televised address to the nation on June 24: It remains unclear exactly what the rise of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood means for the U.S.

Has the U.S. lost Egypt?

Egypt has long been Washington's key Arab ally. But now the country has an Islamist president — and he's hardly America's No. 1 fan

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrate his victory Sunday: As promised, Morsi resigned from the Brotherhood, saying he serves all of Egypt.

Egypt's election result: Victory for the revolution?

The military confirms that the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi won last week's presidential runoff. Is this what Arab Spring protesters had in mind?

 
The New Egypt : The List
Supporters of ex-prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik in front of his campaign headquarters in Cairo: If Shafik, a former air force commander, is declared the winner of the election, Egypt's Islamists may see it as a coup d'etat.

Egypt's delayed election result: 3 takeaways

Election officials say they need time to address complaints from both candidates. Are they being thorough, or are the country's military leaders up to something?

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Egyptian soldiers outside Cairo's defense ministry: To loosen the military council's grip on Egypt, the U.S. may be forced to revoke financial aid.

Should Obama cut ties with Egypt's military?

Military leaders appear to be squashing Egypt's young experiment in democracy, but the U.S. continues to send them more than $1 billion per year

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi casts his ballot in Egypt on Saturday: Morsi claimed victory, but so did opponent Ahmed Shafik.

Egypt's presidential election: A farce?

Egyptians cast their ballots, and the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi claims victory. But Egypt's powerful military may not give up power that easily

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Egyptian military police stand guard during a protest against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik outside the Supreme Constitutional Court on June 14 in Cairo: The court's ruling "isn't a death knell for democracy," says The Wall Street Journal.

Egypt's dissolved parliament: Is the revolution dead?

Egypt's high court has disbanded the first freely elected parliament in 60 years and blessed the presidential ambitions of Hosni Mubarak's former prime minister

 
The New Egypt : Analysis
Just hours after the verdict was read on Saturday, protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to decry Mubarak and his sons being acquitted of certain charges in the corruption case.

Hosni Mubarak's life sentence: Was justice served?

An Egyptian court condemns the former dictator to a life behind bars, setting off cheers, then protests. Will this verdict help Egypt move on?

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq holds a press conference Saturday: The Hosni Mubarak loyalist has controversially won a spot in June's presidential run-off election.

Egypt's presidential run-off: The end of the revolution?

After the first round of voting, the pro-democracy forces behind last year's uprising will have to watch as either an Islamist or a Mubarak deputy takes power

 
The New Egypt : Controversy
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot Wednesday: Egypt's first truly competitive presidential election may not have been perfect, some say, but it was a significant step forward.

Were Egypt's first elections really free and fair?

Early results suggest that two candidates will compete for the presidency in a June run-off, but some observers reported irregularities at the polls

 
The New Egypt : The List
Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh waves outside a polling station: The Islamist is using a unifying message to appeal to more secular voters.

Egypt's historic presidential election: 4 key questions

More than a year into their revolution, Egyptian voters are going to the polls, and for the first time in recent memory, they don't know the winner ahead of time

 
The New Egypt : In-depth briefing
Egyptian military police stand guard near the Ministry of Defense in Cairo: Already, half the candidates planning to run in the May 23-24 presidential election have been disqualified.

Egypt's critical election and uncertain future: A guide

The first presidential election since last year's revolution will be held this month. Will it lead to real democracy?

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
If Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat el-Shater is elected Egypt's next president U.S.-Egyptian relations may crumble.

Should the U.S. trust Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

The Islamist group is the most popular party in Egypt, but its antipathy for Israel and wobbly commitment to democracy are causes for concern

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Clashes near the Interior Ministry in Cairo: The U.S. has threatened to cut off $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt unless the country's military rulers release 19 arrested Americans.

Can America's relationship with Egypt be saved?

Egypt's refusal to back down from its decision to arrest 19 Americans deepens a worrying rift between the longtime allies

 
The New Egypt : Opinion Brief
Soccer fans flee from a fire at Port Said Stadium in Cairo Thursday: 74 people were killed in a breach of security that critics say may allow the military to prolong its hold on Egypt.

Will Egypt's soccer riot derail the revolution?

First fatal riots. Then a massive protest. Is this the justification for a crackdown that Egypt's ruling military has been looking for?

 
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