May 25, 2012
Egypt’s next president is likely to be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or a Mubarak-era figure. Either way, U.S. ties are likely to cool, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.
January 30, 2014
The United States doesn’t welcome a military takeover in Egypt, but its options are hamstrung by the need for Egypt to be a regional security partner as well as a peace partner for Israel, says Miche…
April 9, 2012
Registration is now closed for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election. CFR’s Steven A. Cook discusses major contenders, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater and last-minute entrant Om…
August 17, 2011
The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has sparked a debate in Egypt about retributive justice versus the rule of law, which will be among the many issues to play out in the fall’s parl…
March 21, 2011
Egypt’s constitutional referendum passed in the country’s fairest polls in decades, but concern persists over the ability of non-democratic forces to gain the advantage in the next parliamentary and …
July 2, 2012
Egypt’s newly sworn in President Mohamed Morsi will have to tackle everything from setting a rocky economy back on course to combining reform efforts with placating a powerful military, says expert D…
December 8, 2011
The Islamists’ lead in parliamentary polls has aroused some concerns over Egypt’s democratic future. But the real threat, says CFR’s Ed Husain, comes from those secular elites who prefer the former a…
January 10, 2012
With Islamists apparently gaining the most seats in Egypt’s parliament, CFR’s Steven Cook spells out challenges in the transition process, including the writing of a new constitution.
November 21, 2011
With fresh political violence erupting ahead of elections, Shibley Telhami points to new polling data showing Egyptians are concerned the military is attempting to undo the gains of the revolution.
March 9, 2011
Egypt is basking in a moment of freedom of expression but the optimism is tinged by concerns over security, says journalist Sharon Otterman.