The Struggle for Egypt with Steven A. Cook

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Recent demonstrations in Egypt called for trials of those responsible for killing Tahrir Square protesters during the revolution (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

As the first anniversary of the uprising in Egypt draws near, military leaders, the Islamists who won the third and final voting in recent parliamentary elections, and the activists who sparked the revolution continue to be at odds over the country’s future.  In his new book, The Struggle for Egypt, STEVEN A. COOK, traces the historical struggle of Egyptians to define what their country stands for — from the 1952 revolution led by Nasser fifty years ago to the pro-democracy protests in Tahrir Square which resulted in the ouster of President Hosni Mubrak. Cook, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins us in studio to talk about all this and the ongoing challenges Egypt faces in defining its new form of government and its relationship with the U.S., its neighbors and the larger world.

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