Egypt and Iran’s Inevitable Courtship
June 28, 2012
Commentary by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy and member of the Belfer Center’s Board of Directors
Topic: Egyptian foreign policy
“Critics of President Obama and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard are rarely in alliance, but it happened this week as Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi was declared president. If you haven’t heard, Morsi is a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood. Worse, he spent his first day as victor phoning up his friends at Iran’s hard-line news agency Fars. Throwing caution to the wind, he publicly pleaded for closer coordination with the mullahs and expressed skepticism about the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
Where is Hosni Mubarak when you need him?”
Juliette Kayyem also wrote “Article on Working Moms Sparks Fiery Debate” in the Boston Globe. See column here.