“An Egyptian Tragedy” by Raja Kamal, PhD

In this issue Dr. Kamal, Senior Vice President at the Buck Institute, discusses the arrest of Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef. By drawing eerie parallels between President Mursi and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, Dr. Kamal foresees the country heading towards an Iranian-style regime. Touching on issues of human rights, freedom of expression, and economic deterioration, Dr. Kamal calls for higher standards of government and political accountability.