The Crisis in Egypt: Where Does the US Stand Now?

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Protests are spreading in Cairo and other cities. Workers have gone on strike—but it’s not clear if they share the goal of regime change. Do American ideals conflict with economic and political interests?  Does US ambivalence demonstrate strength or fading influence in the Middle East?      

As the crisis in Egypt continues, can President Obama strike a balance between America’s ideal of democracy and the demands of political reality?      




Warren Olney


Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis