In Egypt, the Twilight of the Mubarak Regime

By Reid Smith, on , Briefing

In Egypt, political opposition has reached a fever pitch as concerns surrounding the twilight of the Mubarak regime mount.

In early March, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak flew to Germany, where a team of surgeons removed his failing gall-bladder along with a benign growth. Three weeks later, the president was back on Egyptian soil to resume his recuperation in the coastal city of Sharm-el-Sheik. That the deeply insular leader would announce his poor health was sufficient cause for concern. But if his homecoming ended wild speculation surrounding the president's condition, Egyptians are now faced with the impending likelihood of life after Mubarak. And although Mubarak's surgery was a success, the health of his nation is now at stake. ...

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