Zack Gold is a Washington-based Middle East analyst focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations.
In the wake of Egypt’s revolution and subsequent elections, Westerners have focused on the Muslim Brotherhood. But the Egyptian Salafis, more fundamentalist than the Brotherhood, bear watching as well.
The present policy sends the message that the army can get away with anything.
Chaotic protests are just one problem in an Egypt that seems to have no way forward.
Tahrir Square was united when it had Mubarak as a common enemy. Now it's divided, and the future is unclear.
The constitutional referendum won't bring compromise.
Reformers in Cairo are mad about Washington's tepid response to Morsi's power grab.
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