December 3, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood: There's a New Caliph in Town

Evan Hill, Foreign Policy

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For the first time in Egypt's post-revolutionary political scene, the Muslim Brotherhood's ascendancy is under serious threat. But as a diverse array of political players challenges the Islamist movement's efforts to centralize power, the Brothers are showing no sign of backing down.

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TAGGED: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood


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