From Foreign Policy: ‘Egypt: The President’s Six Hands’

Full piece here.

What’s going on in Egypt?

‘The political disagreement, between the protesters and the government, has been compounded by another: between the opposition protesters and the Muslim Brotherhood foot soldiers. For the latter, though, the conflict isn’t political — it’s religious and moral.’

There is extreme poverty in Egypt, as well as an entrenched, corrupt bureaucracy and the oppression it laid for generations upon citizens and opposition groups. The Brotherhood’s ties throughout the region and their sudden responsibilities and many of their positions are aligning with the larger Islamist movement in the Arab world.  It’s not exactly spring.

Related On This SiteNancy Okail At Freedom House: “‘Muslim Rage’ and the Politics of Distraction in Egypt’From Al Jazeera English: ‘Morsi Wins Egypt’s Presidential Election’Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest on Egypt: ‘Still More of the Same—and Something New’…are we still on a liberalizing, Westernizing trajectory?, however slow the pace? Adam Garfinkle At The American Interest: ‘What Did The Arab Spring Really Change?’