January 28, 2014

Egypt's Many Dictators

Nathan Brown, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Sisi, while powerful, shows few signs of micromanaging the Egyptian state. Instead, various institutional actors who spent years under what they came to feel was a domineering and sometimes corrupt political leadership under Mubarak, are finally free to act on their own. And each one is doing so with a vengeance.

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