Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Egyptians Protest President MorsiDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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."