Egypt’s ex Army Chief Abdel Fatah al Sisi won election this week (with an astounding 96% of the vote!) The ascent of this Mubarak-era military functionary speaks to the profound failure of Egypt’s 2011 Arab Spring revolution.
Who is al-Sisi? Why did the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohammed Morsi fall so spectacularly from power? And what can prevent Egypt from lurching from one political crisis to the next? Here to provide the context for Morsi’s fall, al Sisi’s rise and What It All Means is Issandr al Amrani of the International Crisis Group. If you have 20 minutes and what to understand what’s going on in Egypt, have a listen.
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Episode 6: PJ Crowley, former State Department Spokesperson
Episode 5: Octavia Nasr, reporter
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