Middle East Notes and Comment: Cautious Optimism on Egypt
October 23, 2012
Everyone expected Egypt to be working out better by now, especially Egyptians. Spending a week in Cairo earlier this month, there was barely a whiff of the euphoria of early 2011, when the country united to bring down the government. Even so, there is an energy in Egypt that wasn’t there before. Egypt’s “new normal” isn’t quite normal, but it still gives cause for optimism.