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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Hussein Ibish (American Task Force on Palestine, The Daily Beast)

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?

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Recorded:Jun 19    Posted:Jun 21, 2012
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Foreign Entanglements | Jun 21, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Hussein Ibish

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