Rami Khouri on Egypt

Calm and Confidence in Egypt
Agence Global
January 16, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Egypt

“CAIRO — Nearly a year after the Egyptian revolution that toppled the Husni Mubarak regime, perhaps the most striking development in the country is how casually most people have adapted to the new political conditions, especially the dominance of Islamists in the transitional parliament that has just been elected. A visitor to Cairo senses two overriding patterns in people’s sentiments: There is no panic, and there is also no consensus. The combination of these is reassuring, in my view, as Egyptians seem to be following their stunning revolution with a historic political transition with their usual aplomb.”

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