Streams

Tahrir Redux

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Steven Cook, the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about the latest chapter in Egyptian politics and the clashes between demonstrators and the military government.

Guests:

Steven A. Cook
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [10]

Ed from Brooklyn

Considering Egypt's strategic importance in the region, is it not reasonable to assume that it is specifically in the interest of the U.S. to retain power in the government, as they have thus far with their support for the Egyptian military?

Nov. 22 2011 10:53 AM
manoflowers from nyc.

the military own most of Egypt's economy
they will not be happy to give up so much wealth.

Nov. 22 2011 10:52 AM
herb from NYC

The Brotherhood is the alternative. The military is bad; the Brotherhood is worse. The Brotherhood is the only political entity has can fill a political vacuum. President Obama is put The Brotherhood in business in the Middle east.

Nov. 22 2011 10:51 AM
Edward from Brooklyn

Considering Egypt's strategic importance in the region, is it not reasonable to assume that it is specifically in the interest of the U.S. to retain power in the government, as they have thus far with their support for the Egyptian military?

Nov. 22 2011 10:43 AM
John from office

I want the names of all the shooting soldiers and their leaders for the law suit, they should be put on administrative leave until this is sorted out. Where are the Lawyers, standing in the sidelines monitoring the police!!

I forgot, it is not America.

Nov. 22 2011 10:42 AM
John from office

SOOO do we still want to compare Tahir to OWS and America. Big difference from being pepper sprayed to being killed.

Nov. 22 2011 10:37 AM
Robert from NYC

I think Mr Obama tries to balance his "Peace Prize" side with this President side and they conflict and make him look like a mamby-pamby non-decision maker, which he is!

Nov. 22 2011 10:36 AM
Magda

I just heard from someone in Cairo that the Moslem Brotherhood is not taking part in the demonstrations. Can the guest comment on that? What is the significance?

Nov. 22 2011 10:35 AM

as i said in the winter, this is just the beginning of a very long process.

Nov. 22 2011 10:31 AM
Gary from queens

The HYPOCRISY by Brian and his MSM friends is intolerable.

When Dems have the edge among the three branches, we hear them rant about partisanship and failing to get stuff done.

But when Republicans had the edge, I remember the rant was the reverse. MSM and Dems defended filibustering and all the parliamentary rules that slowed the republican "assault".

I wish i had a buck every time Brian and friends reminded us of the wonderful "balance of powers" that the Framers built into the system!!

Nov. 22 2011 10:31 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.