Egypt’s Quest for Itself. By Peter Harling and Yasser El Shimy. Orient XXI, January 13, 2014.
transition is as contradictory and tempestuous as the current state of its
society, and tells us much about it. What is still lacking is a sense of
direction that could reassure both Egyptians and onlookers on where it is
heading. Instead, a whirlwind of reversals, about-faces, and false starts has
locked Egypt into a revolving cycle, if not a downward spiral.