November 25, 2012

In Egypt, Stability Trumps Democracy

James Brandon, The Commentator

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In backing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the US has chosen stability over democracy: but it will get neither.

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TAGGED: United States, Middle East, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt


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