Egypt at a Crossroads…Once Again

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NOTE: This discussion was recorded while events in Egypt were developing — and just before President Morsi's ouster from office.

Egypt is bracing for increased violence between massive crowds for and against Mohamed Morsi, elected just one year ago. The President has refused to step down, tanks are in the streets of Cairo, and Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood claims there has been a military coup. Was it "invited" by the millions who are protesting his rule?  Has the US given its tacit approval?  What are the potential consequences for democracy in Egypt and, more broadly, in the rest of the Middle East?

Credits

Guests:
David Kenner - Foreign Policy magazine - @davidkenner, Omar Rezda - investment banker, Shadi Hamid - Brookings Institution; The Atlantic - @shadihamid, Robert Springborg - Naval Postgraduate School, Steven A. Cook - Council on Foreign Relations - @stevenacook

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, John Sepulvado, Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower