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By Taylor Marvin

William Sadler II, the Battle of Waterloo. Via Wikimedia.

William Sadler II, the Battle of Waterloo. Via Wikimedia.

In Egypt, the police and Army made little effort to quell fatal street clashes, Human Rights Watch reports.

Reuters reports that Morsi was unaware of just how precarious his position was until shortly before his ouster. In the Wall Street Journal, how the military and opposition collaborated in the anti-Morsi effort.

Unsurprisingly, the United States is moving forward with delivering four F-16 fighter aircraft to the Egyptian military, sticking with its official “no coup” interpretation of events. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham argue that the US should instead cut off aid to Egypt, writing that “not all coups are created equal, but a coup is still a coup.”

Street protests are the easy part: Anne Applebaum compares the prospect for political reform in Brazil, Egypt, and Turkey.

In Syria, the Obama administration’s plan to arm the rebels hits opposition in Congress. Meanwhile, regional countries work to stymie the flow of refugees fleeing the conflict.

Are local Muslims’ resistance to China’s efforts to project power into its west a sign of problems to come?

Buddhists in Myanmar see prison time for role in anti-Muslim popular violenceBrookings has a new report on gender and livelihoods among conflict-displaced persons in Mindanao, Philippines.

Are surprise rulings at the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia making it harder to prosecute future war criminals?

Suparna Chaudhry and William Nomikos take a novel look at the question of female underrepresentation in IR blogging.

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