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ON THE LINE: Crisis in Egypti
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July 12, 2013 3:00 AM
The ousting of Egypt's first elected president Mohammad Morsi has plunged the country into crisis. Morsi and his supporters are calling for an uprising against the military, while their opponents are standing behind the transition plan laid out by the military and interim President Adly Mansour. This week’s episode of “On the Line” discusses the impact of the crisis on the region and the world. GUESTS Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC. Jon Marks: Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program, Chatham House, London.

ON THE LINE: Crisis in Egypt

Published July 11, 2013

The ousting of Egypt's first elected president Mohammad Morsi has plunged the country into crisis. Morsi and his supporters are calling for an uprising against the military, while their opponents are standing behind the transition plan laid out by the military and interim President Adly Mansour. This week’s episode of “On the Line” discusses the impact of the crisis on the region and the world. GUESTS Dr. Tawfik Hamid: Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington DC. Jon Marks: Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Program, Chatham House, London.

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