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Egyptians Protest President Morsi


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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has sparked angry protests and global criticism over a decree that expands his powers and reduces judicial oversight of his actions. Critics call it a power grab while Morsi's supporters say the move is necessary to protect the democratically elected government from a judiciary loyal to ousted President Hosni Mubarak. We discuss recent events in Egypt and how the U.S. should respond.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
  • Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, foreign correspondent for NPR based in Cairo, Egypt
  • Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square."

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