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On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continuesi
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August 23, 2013 3:00 AM
Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

On the Line: Egypt: The Turmoil Continues

Published August 22, 2013

Egypt witnessed some of the bloodiest urban violence in recent history when security forces cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood camps. Would the arrest of the Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie help or further inflame the situation? Plus which countries are opening up their coffers for the military and why? This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses the continuing conflict in Egypt and how the situation is evolving. GUESTS: Michael W.S. Ryan: Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Author of "Decoding Al-Qaeda’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America" Karim Abdian: Human Rights Activists and Arab World Analyst

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

GUESTS
James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA