Ahead of Egypt's first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, Steven A. Cook and Michele Dunne assess the country's current political landscape and U.S. policy options moving forward.
Egyptians headed to the polls Monday in the first parliamentary elections since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak amid deepening divisions in society and concern about the nation's direction. Join CFR senior fellow Ed Husain, who is currently in Cairo, for an analysis of the elections and the path ahead. Also, follow Husain on Twitter: @Ed_Husain.
CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses his book The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square with students.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook and Foundation for Defense Democracies Research Fellow Tony Badran discuss the increasing violence and political change sweeping the region with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose. Cook and Badran have authored articles in the recently released eBook New Arab Revolt, published by CFR and Foreign Affairs.
This session was part of the Democracy, Civil Society, and Countering Radicalism Roundtable, organized by CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.
CFR's Robert Danin and Ed Husain discuss Egypt's historic moment and what will happen now that Hosni Mubarak has resigned.
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CFR's Richard Haass and Steven Cook discuss the latest developments in Egypt, including president Hosni Mubarak's speech and the decision by the Egyptian military to "safeguard the country."
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CFR's Isobel Coleman and Ed Husain discuss the uprising in Egypt and the effect this has on the political landscape throughout the Middle East, including Israel.
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As anti-government protests continue in Egypt, listen to CFR fellows Steven Cook (who returned yesterday from Cairo) and Robert Danin (former head, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in Jerusalem) discuss political implications of the unrest for the region.
CFR's Steven A. Cook discusses the effects of election rigging, and forces used by the Muslim Brotherhood, on the November 2010 Parliamentary Elections, as well as the result of this election on the upcoming Presidential election in September.
Listen to Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Egyptian minister of foreign affairs, discuss the potential outcomes of the proposed Middle East peace conference and prospects for peace in the region as a whole.
The Sinai Peninsula has in recent years become a haven for transnational crime and Islamist militancy, posing new security challenges to Egypt and Israel.
The future of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition movement and a standard bearer for Islamist groups around the world, remains uncertain following Mohammed Morsi's fall, explains this Backgrounder.
A profile of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamist group that is fully merged with al-Qaeda.
A profile of Jamaat al-Islamiyya.
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