Egypt Revisited

I wrote this piece as guest post for Dr. Robert Danin blog “Middle East Matters.”

Robert Danin is Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The Egypt I knew and grew up in was a laid-back country, almost resigned to its fate. Earlier this month, I came back to visit after some years abroad only to see a nation on the edge, anxious and confused. Egypt today is trying to come to terms with its past and present, and struggling to define its vision for the future. Rather than drawing a single unified conclusion about what Egypt is today, I left with a mélange of disparate impressions. Here are four:

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Over the next few weeks, I shall try to write a bit more about my visit. 

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4 Responses to Egypt Revisited

  1. Don says:

    Very happy to see your work in this application of CFR. Your keen observations on the subject add a great deal to the international discussion. Thank you very much.


  2. Jon Goodfellow says:

    Thank you for the insightful observations on events there Nirvana. Its good to hear from educated natives on the ground there. It grounds the oftimes overly lofty discussions in the journals. BTW- I passed your links along to friends in Sarajevo who follow these events.


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