February 24, 2014

Egypt Can Stop Radicalization

Emad Shahin, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Egypt is spiraling toward instability and radicalization. Since last summer’s coup, the military-backed regime has used brute force to try to restore peace and manage its form of “democratic transition.” But its repressive strategy to physically eliminate political opponents, restore stability and end society’s acute polarization is backfiring.

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