Egypt’s Emerging Democracy
Egypt’s president appeared to back away from his declaration last week to take on near-absolute power. A representative for Mohamed Morsi said Monday a compromise with the Supreme Judicial Council would leave most of the president’s actions subject to court review. But the agreement would protect the Constitutional Council from being dissolved before finishing its work. The deal didn’t satisfy critics who say President Morsi’s power grab is a threat to Egypt’s fragile young democracy. And some suggest the U.S. is turning a blind eye to the president’s actions as long as he supports a truce between Palestinians and Israelis. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on Egypt’s power struggle.
Middle East bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.
journalist, joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World."
assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.
Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya News Channel.
professor in the practice of diplomacy and international politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and former undersecretary for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State.