Egypt's triumph and tragedy

Despite the disaster in Syria, we would still count the Arab Spring as a success if the Egyptian revolution had survived.

UN Photo: Amanda Voisard
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the UN, Sept. 28, 2015.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/10/2016 11:50 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 02/11/2016 12:33 am EST

Exactly five years after Egypt’s democratic revolution triumphed, the country is once more ruled by a military office. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seized power in July 2013, and he is even nastier than his predecessors.

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