October 2012 Archives

Post-Revolution Egypt: The Struggle Continues

Last year, youth activists led successful "Arab Spring" campaigns to overthrow longstanding autocratic regimes from Tunisia to Egypt, including that of longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak. In the immediate wake of Mubarak's ouster, the prospects of freedom in Egypt seemed higher than they had in more than six decades.

It didn't take long, however, for widespread jubilation to turn into political intrigue and infighting. Now led by the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi, many fear that Egypt's transition to democracy has been short-circuited once again. President Morsi has already successfully challenged the authority of the military junta that had controlled Egypt since Mubarak's ouster, but his grip on power continues to be precarious at best.

On October 4, join international economic expert Ragui Assaad, who has just returned from observing this year's volatile events in his native Cairo, as we kick off the seventh season of Headliners.

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