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Egypt Declares State of Emergency


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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi gestures during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013.
MOSAAB EL-SHAMY/AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi gestures during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013.

Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi turned deadly on Wednesday, ending with several hundred dead and injured. Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Prize winner, resigned in protest. Egypt declared a state of emergency, giving the military power to detain citizens and implement a 7:00p.m. nationwide curfew. Critics warn Egypt could be returning to a pre-Arab Spring government, and the White House said it would reexamine the $1.5 billion in aid it gives the country. We look at the latest violence and what this means for Egypt.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Adel Iskandar, Arab media scholar at Georgetown University and author of "Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution"
  • Amy Hawthorne, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
  • Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East history at Stanford University, former director of Middle East Studies and professor of history at the American University in Cairo
  • Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy

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