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ON THE LINE: Egypt in Chaosi
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August 02, 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".

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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This Week's Program:

AFGHANISTAN  ELECTIONS
Afghanistan's Presidential vote is being hailed as a success, with seven million voters braving Taliban threats to go to the polls.  But Afghans say the true success of the election lies with the candidates accepting the final results.  Who will emerge as the next President and how will this election shape Kabul's relations with NATO and the United States?  That's next ON THE LINE.

GUESTS
Hamid Arsalan: Program Officer - Middle East and North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy
Ahmad Majidyar: Senior Research Associate - South Asia and Middle East, American Enterprise Institute