December 27, 2012

Morsi's Next Challenge: Fixing an Ailing Economy

Ashraf Khalil, Time

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When Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi last spoke to his nation on Dec. 6, he was angry and defiant. He deplored the deadly clashes between opposing protesters outside the presidential palace while ignoring his own Muslim Brotherhood’s role in sparking that violence. And he made vague accusations — not dissimilar to those once uttered by the toppled dictator President Hosni Mubarak — that his opponents were being paid by sinister foreign interests.

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Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune
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December 22, 2012
Egypt Heading the Wrong Way
The Economist
IT LOOKS pretty certain that the constitution which Muhammad Morsi, Egypt’s president, has presented to the people will win their endorsement in a referendum that is being held in two stages (see article). On December 15th a... more ››
December 21, 2012
Why Egypt's Generals Back Morsi
Joshua Stacher, Foreign Affairs
In recent months, the Egyptian military has struck a quiet alliance with the country's president, believing that he and the Muslim Brotherhood will keep winning elections. In return for their support, the generals got a draft... more ››
December 23, 2012
A Hollow Referendum Win for Morsi
Leah Farrall, The Australian
Egypt's probable passing of a new constitution after a drawn-out referendum that concluded this weekend will bring the country's transition period to an ostensible close, but instead of stability, Egypt's political climate has... more ››
December 24, 2012
Morsi Emerges from Vote Weaker
The Guardian
Mr Morsi was accused of behaving like a military dictator, but the irony of having won this particular constitutional battle is that he has emerged from it with weaker powers. Under the terms of the new constitution, he cannot... more ››