Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Cammett on Political Unrest in Egypt

July 11, 2013

"The military remains the ultimate force in Egyptian politics, constraining what political actors can and cannot do."

Melani Cammett

Millions of Egyptians, unhappy with the country's first democratically elected president, called for Mohamed Morsi to step down. When Morsi didn't meet protestors' demands, the military forced him out of office, leaving the country once again on unstable political ground.

Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science and faculty fellow at the Institute, has recently returned from Lebanon. She spoke about the situation in Egypt with Courtney Coelho.

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