Turmoil In Egypt

Turmoil In Egypt

With Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi deposed and dozens of protesters dead after clashes with the military, the nation is once again in a state of turmoil. The unfolding events in Egypt and implications for U.S. policy.

Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed in Cairo early this morning in clashes with the military. There were conflicting accounts of what started the confrontation, but witnesses said security forces fired on protesters. The Muslim Brotherhood called on Egyptians to stage an "uprising" against "those trying to steal their revolution with tanks." The Egyptian army removed President Mohamed Morsi from power last week after widespread demonstrations against his rule. All eyes are on the military now and its promise of new elections. A discussion on the future of Egyptian democracy and what role, if any, the U.S. should play.


Nancy Youssef

Middle East bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

Dennis Ross

counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former Middle East special coordinator, former special assistant to the president and National Security Council senior director for the central region.

Samer Shehata

associate professor of Middle East politics at the University of Oklahoma. 

Mervat Hatem

political science professor at Howard University.

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