Egypt: a New Democracy or Another Dictatorship?
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After the worst street violence in 60 years, Egypt’s newly elected President is surrounded by tanks, troops and barbed wire.
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Egypt Descends into a Deeper Political Crisis ()
After the worst street violence in 60 years, Egypt's newly elected President is surrounded by tanks, troops and barbed wire. Key allies have resigned, but Mohammed Morsi says outsiders are organizing the opposition--a favorite claim of the ousted Hosni Mubarak. President Obama has talked with Morsi by phone, but is the US less concerned about Egypt’s internal troubles than their impact on Israel? We update the growing protest, the role of the Army and the prospects for a peaceful resolution. President Mohammed Morsi's first televised address to the nation of Egypt has increased protest that’s already shown the capacity to generate violence. Opponents accuse him of adopting the same tactics as his deposed predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. Is the first elected president turning the country into an Islamic dictatorship? How legitimate is the secular opposition?
- Nancy Youssef: Pentagon Correspondent, McClatchy News Service, @nancyayoussef
- Jason Brownlee: Professor in the Departments of Govt and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas. His latest book is “ Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the US-Egyptian Alliance.” , @meriponline
- Michael Wahid Hanna: Century Foundation, @mwhanna1
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