Egypt: Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Joker


The scene in Egypt is nothing less than a complicated mess: there are several forces, shifting alliances, political stagnation, mass frustration, a failing economy and conspiracy theories. The country is simply a boiling pot. What is the way out? To find a solution, one must first identify the players and the main problem.

The King

The king is the old regime with all its pillars. It is an old man with every sickness and with every reason to die. It is a failed state with a corrupt party (the National Democratic Party) and a group of business tycoons who did nothing but loot every resource in every possible way.

To the surprise of many people, the Muslim Brothers were one of the pillars of the regime as well. With their huge social welfare network that provided food… Read More on madamasr

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