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Egypt’s Praetorian Guard problem

By Troy Carter Because the pro-democracy activists who triggered the January 25 protests did not expect that it would lead to the ouster of Mubarak, they did not feel the need to draft reform plans. These were not revolutionaries, simply idealists. Since the mass uprising the reform movement has been running blindly into the transitional period …


World population day and Egypt

By Troy Carter Today is World Population Day, an event that was created in 1987 in what was then called Day of 5 Billion which was organized to bring attention to Earth’s rapidly growing population. The event was made an annual one and became what we recognize today. This year the world’s population is expected to …


The military coup that wasn’t

By Troy Carter On Feb. 11 Omar Suleiman, Egypt’s Vice President and former intelligence chief, delivered a speech on state television. “In the name of God the merciful, the compassionate, citizens, during these very difficult circumstances Egypt is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down from the office of the president of …


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