Newsclick Production, August 27, 2013
Egypt is on the boil again. Events marked by bloody massacres have rocked the country recently. Prof Aijaz Ahmad, senior political analyst speaks to Newsclick on the developments taking place in Egypt. He says the Muslim Brotherhood has vastly overread its popularity and its mandate and underestimated the army. There were no attempts made to address the economic crisis facing the country which had severely effected the everyday lives of the people. Instead, the Muslim Brotherhood was bending to the IMF's conditions. Prof Ahmad feels that the one party State that is Egypt had also not delivered in terms of welfare measures to the people and there were no attempts at democratisation at all.
Atul Bhardwaj, August 19, 2013
Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. - Gregory Bateson
Vijay Prashad, July 30, 2013
On September 16, 2013, the Libyan National Oil Corporation is going to hold a three-day fest called the Libya Forum for Oil, Gas and Sustainable Growth.
Prabir Purkayastha, July 29, 2013
The legitimacy of removal of Mursi from presidency by the armed forces following huge street protests is now becoming weaker by the day.
Prabir Purkayastha, July 4, 2013
Finally, the 48 hour deadline issued by the military to the political parties – read President Morsi -- was over and the Armed Forces in Egypt acted by deposing him and installing an interim administration. It has suspended the constitution that the Muslim Brotherhood government had passed and announced that elections for the parliament and presidency will be held shortly. Egypt's chief justice, Adly al-Mansour will serve as the interim president till then.
Samir Amin, July 4, 2013
Yes, the fall of Morsi and of the rule of the Moslem Brothers is an important victory of the Egyptian people.
Wael Nawara, Courtesy: Al-Monitor, July 4, 2013
Observers are shocked. They do not understand as they watch millions of Egyptians marching in protest, in every major city in Egypt, against President Mohammed Morsi.
Newsclick Report, June 29, 2013
Egypt is now on the boil with a wide coalition of forces coming together asking President Morsi to leave and the holding of new presidential elections.
Newsclick Production, December 12, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad discusses with NewsClick on the unfolding events in Egypt. He feels President Morsi has overplayed his hand. The move at putting his decisions above the reach of judicial review smacks of dictatorship. Prof. Ahmad apprehends that if the current events continue for long, there is a danger of military intervention, probably with the collusion of Muslim Brotherhood
Newsclick Report, June 23, 2012
There are three components to the current crisis in Egypt. Right now, the most important, at least in public eye, is who will become the next president of Egypt?