Rami Khouri on political systems

Egypt and New Hampshire
Agence Global
January 11, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Political systems

“CAIRO — When I woke up and read the headlines in the local papers yesterday, it took me a few minutes to sort out if I was following politics in Cairo or in New Hampshire. That is a remarkable reflection of how quickly political developments have moved in Egypt since the January revolution a year ago. Egypt and wider Arab trends capture both the beauty of political uncertainty anchored in electoral democratic pluralism, and the darker side of how assorted forces (money, military, foreign lobbies) work in the shadows to shape democratic results.”

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