The New Egypt: Don't Give Up Hope
Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
New Perspectives Quarterly
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 45–47, Summer 2012
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ZEWAIL, A. (2012), The New Egypt: Don't Give Up Hope. New Perspectives Quarterly, 29: 45–47. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5842.2012.01331.x
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The revolutions of the Arab Spring are twisting and turning on a troubled course. After an uprising overthrew Mubarak last year, elections were held in June in which the Muslim Brotherhood dominated—only to have the military once again assert its authority over any new parliament and constitution. What is at stake is whether Egypt will remain a secular state like Turkey, or take on a moretheocratic bent if ruled by Islamists.
In this section, the Arab world's only Nobel laureate in science offers his views about Egypt's future. The Turkish president argues for a secularism that tolerates all religions in Egypt. The CIA's former top analyst on the Muslim world questions whether Islamist parties can deliver once in power instead of opposition.