Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Morning Briefing: The Situation in Egypt

There’s a good deal of interesting and informative reading on the situation in Egypt this morning.

George Friedman of Stratfor has a comprehensive and thoughtful analysis here.

News reports come to us from: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Economist.

While many analysts are focusing on the story of the revolt against an oppressive state, the London Telegraph explains the role that higher food prices have played. The combination of 30% unemployment with food price inflation has certainly played a role Link here.

The Times also has a story about how Arab executives at Davos appraise the situation. Link here. It's always a good idea to take account of the views of the people who live in the neighborhood, and whose lives and livelihoods are directly or indirectly on the line.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TO: Dr. Schneiderman, et al
RE: Stratfor's.... it wrong. At least as far as Iran is concerned.

Iran sees this, as well as the disturbances in Tunisia and elsewhere, as an opportunity to spread radical Islam. Especially as it unites Sunni and Shi'ite AGAINST the West.

And the Muslim Brotherhood IS 'radical Islam'.


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