On Foreign Entanglements
, Matt and Hussein discuss the state of play
in Egypt. Hussein addresses the alleged “informal agreement
” between the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling military SCAF. Matt suggests that Egyptians have expressed a desire for normalcy
, and Hussein describes some of the factors behind the strong showing for former prime minister Shafiq. Is Islamism
compatible with democracy? Will Egypt follow the older Turkish model
, in which the military helped build a stable government, or the more dysfunctional model of Pakistan? And should the US have behaved any differently
over the last year?