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ON THE LINE: Egypt in Chaosi
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August 02, 2013 3:00 AM
EGYPT IN CHAOS As the situation deteriorates in Egypt, both the military and the Muslim Brotherhood seem defiant in the face of violence and international pressure. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton may be trying to bring the two sides to a compromise but the mood on the street is far from conciliatory. That's this week's topic on "On the Line". GUEST (Dr.) Michael W. S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author, "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America".

ON THE LINE: Egypt in Chaos

Published August 01, 2013

EGYPT IN CHAOS As the situation deteriorates in Egypt, both the military and the Muslim Brotherhood seem defiant in the face of violence and international pressure. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton may be trying to bring the two sides to a compromise but the mood on the street is far from conciliatory. That's this week's topic on "On the Line". GUEST (Dr.) Michael W. S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author, "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America".

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