Following mass protests, Egypt’s military intervened on July 3 to remove President Mohamed Morsi from office, marking a dramatic turn in the country’s post-Mubarak transition. Egypt’s armed forces are now back at the helm, with promises of a new political roadmap and quick transition back to a civilian government. But the country is deeply divided and the path forward is profoundly uncertain.
Four Egypt experts and Sada contributors weigh in on Egypt’s current predicament. Each offers a unique perspective on different factions’ motivations for political reconciliation and compromise and whether a political solution is possible.
Please join the discussion by sharing your own views in the comments section.
Egypt today is not on the brink of civil war. But neither is it engaged in any transition to a stable democratic system.
Out of the many important lessons one can draw from the ouster of the Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi early this month, two in particular are highly relevant.
Talk of political diversity must be anchored in comprehensive national reconciliation—before rushing off to the ballot box.
Egypt’s experience demonstrates that operational democratic procedures are not sufficient for a successful transition.
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