January 28, 2012

Why Is Egypt Picking a Fight With America?

New York Times, New York Times

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Post-Mubarak Egypt is facing profound challenges with its unfinished revolution and looming economic crisis. The last thing it needs is to pick a fight with the United States. Yet the military rulers have done just that, demonstrating contempt for civil society and an old ally.

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