Islamists, Secularists, and the Future of Egypt
Two years after Egyptian uprisings toppled the Mubarak regime, instability grips the country and ideological tensions among secular and Islamist factions have continued to dominate Egyptian politics. New political parties and coalitions are emerging, but the Muslim Brotherhood has maintained widespread influence. Please join us for a discussion of the political challenges facing Egypt and the outlook for the Muslim Brotherhood with Dr. AbdulMawgoud Dardery, spokesperson of the foreign relations committee of the Freedom and Justice Party and a former member of Egypt's post-revolution parliament.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook assess the insecurity and unrest in Egypt as the country prepares for parliamentary elections in November. Cook, who was in Cairo when the revolt broke out, has recently authored The Struggle for Egypt—a new book providing one of the first historical analyses explaining the reasons behind the uprising.
The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve parliament has "thrown Egypt into turmoil once again," threatening the upcoming presidential election runoff and the hopes of the country's sixteen-month-old revolution, says CFR's Steven A. Cook.