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On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continuesi
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August 23, 2013 3:00 AM
Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continues

Published August 22, 2013

Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

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#Migrants- Crisis on the Seas
The US military has begun conducting maritime surveillance flights off the west coast of Malaysia, supporting efforts to search for thousands of migrants believed stranded at sea. Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in thousands of migrants, potentially heading off refugee crisis in SE Asia. Meanwhile, the US is criticizing Myanmar’s, also known as Burma, treatment of the Rohingya, as they pile onto boats to escape persecution. All of this mirrors what is happening on the Mediterranean, where thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to make their way across troubled waters, only to be turned away. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at perception, policy and the potential solutions. 

GUESTS
Brigadier Martin Xuereb:
Migrant Offshore Aid Station  [Malta]
John Sifton: Director of Advocacy for Asia, Human Rights Watch [Washington DC]
Francine Uenuma: Save the Children [Fairfield, Connecticut]
Niels Frenzen: USC School of Law, @MigrantsAtSea [Los Angeles]