Egypt, Suleiman and the Limits of U.S. Hegemony

A thought has been burning a hole in my head over the past few days — namely, that any meaningful Egyptian transition to democracy will almost certainly involve some form of a truth and reconciliation process. This issue has already arisen in Tunisia, where Le Figaro reports that the country’s national archivists spontaneously undertook to safeguard the regime’s files once it became clear former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali would be ousted from power. Despite their efforts, however, the most compromising documents had already disappeared. The thing is, Egypt has been a central player in just about every major American […]

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