Menafeeds | Egitto, Counterinsurgency
– Hesham Sallam (Jadaliyya) | Mubarak’s “Mubarak?” (Part 1) | With parliamentary elections only a few months away and a widely anticipated presidential election due next year, many observers have projected that change is coming to Egypt, possibly the kind of change that partisans of democracy can believe in. Looking at Egypt from the outside, there are many reasons to believe that a real transformation is in sight.
– Mohamed Elmenshawy (Huffington Post) | Egypt’s Third Alternative | For the last thirty years, President Hosni Mubarak’s regime has controlled all political discourse in Egypt. He resists domestic and international calls for democratic reform by claiming that the only alternative to his rule is the Muslim Brotherhood, the main Islamist force in Egypt, who is too radical to govern.
– Laleh Khalili (Merip Reports) | The New (and Old) Classics of Counterinsurgency | [Da Leggere assolutamente, non metto neanche il testo]
– Heba Helmy (Al-Masry Al-Youm) | Wednesday’s papers: Mubarak’s European tour and an ‘American’ association’s support for Gamal candidacy | State-owned Al-Ahram newspaper leads with the headline “Mubarak starts today his European tour including Germany and Italy.” President Hosni Mubarak, according to the story, will start off his trip in Berlin where he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He will then head to Rome for the re-opening of the Egyptian Academy for Arts after renovations. Mubarak will also meet Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi while in town.