I wrote this piece as guest post for Dr. Robert Danin blog “Middle East Matters.” http://blogs.cfr.org/danin/
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.