From Gaza to Manfalut

Mounting Challenges Must Make Morsi Regret His Days in Egypt's Opposition - NYTimes.com

It strikes me that I never linked to my post last week on Latitude, written before Morsi made his decree and the Gaza ceasefire was implemented. Obviously the headline seems a little weird now although perhaps the point about being in opposition being somewhat easier holds — I think. The piece is about the overwhelming challenges facing the Morsi administration and the Qandil cabinet. It is relevant to the previous situation in that Morsi miscalculated his political capital last Thursday and over-reached.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.