David D. Kirkpatrick, Class of 2018
Global Fellow David D. Kirkpatrick's book Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East was featured on The Economist's books of the year list in the December 1st issue. The book was listed as number five in the "Politics and current affairs" category.
In this pellucid chronicle of Egypt’s trajectory since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the former Cairo bureau chief of the New York Times is almost as scathing about the bungling foreign policy of successive American administrations as he is about Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s strongman president. The country’s so-called stability, he suggests, is again breeding misery and extremism.
Kirkpatrick worked on this book while he was at the Wilson Center.