The Arab Spring Gets a New Look in Egypt

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167x120 image for tp120815changing_of_the_guarAfter last year's revolution in Egypt, Generals from the ousted Mubarak regime disbanded the elected parliament and limited the powers of incoming President Mohammed Morsi. This weekend, Morsi struck back, forcing the generals into retirement, installed replacements, gave himself control over the drafting of a new constitution, and even replaced the editors of state-owned newspapers. What does that mean for democracy, the Muslim Brotherhood, and relations with Israel and the United States? 

Photo: Retired former Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on August 14, 2011. Reuters