Briefing: Egypt on the Brink

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Huge protests have taken place across Egypt this weekend, aimed at toppling the country's Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi. Millions have taken to the streets, and violence has broken out in some areas.

How will the government react? Can the protestors come together behind a strategy to replace Morsi? Will the army - Egypt's powerbroker - intervene, as some in the opposition wish? Egypt is a pivotal country in the region and beyond.

This very timely briefing brings together experienced observers on the ground in Cairo and analysts from the U.S. to examine the situation at a critical time.


  • Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat

    Chairman of the Reform and Development Party
  • Nabil Fahmy

    Former Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Moushira Khattab

    Former Public Policy Scholar
    Former Ambassador of Egypt to South Africa and to the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia; and Former Egyptian Minister of Family and Population
  • Aaron David Miller

    Aaron David Miller

    Vice President for New Initiatives and Middle East Program Director
  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center