My research associate, Alex Brock, is in Cairo getting some well-deserved rest. I thought you would be interested in his thoughts on recent developments in Egypt. Enjoy.
Cairo, Egypt—I waited, and waited, checking Twitter. I stopped by Tahrir Square a few times, figuring if anything would happen it would be there. Some BBC employees staged a moment of silence, but that was in London. There was nothing in Cairo after a court convicted three Al Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to 7-10 years in prison. Just silence. The Twittersphere went crazy over the verdicts while the rest of Egypt went about its business. The political turmoil in Egypt has become a fight between elites, while the rest of the country seems to want some sense of normalcy. Read more »