Steven A. Cook

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Weekend Reading: Egyptians Getting Down to Business, Freedom of the Press in Morsy’s Egypt, and Libya’s Stalled Revolution

by Steven A. Cook
July 6, 2012

A bookseller sleeps in his store in Marrakesh (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters).


Issandr al-Amrani says Egypt’s new government can waste no more time getting down to business in solving the country’s exigent problems, after its lengthy transitional period.

Ziad Oleimi on Al-Monitor says freedom of the press is the litmus test to determine whether Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will rule as dictators like the ousted regime, or truly usher Egypt into a new era.

Barak Barfi, writing in Today’s Zamanargues that Libya’s National Transitional Council is damaging the revolution.

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