We interrupt our break from the podcast to discuss the latest in Egyptian politics: Morsi asserting his presidential powers on August 12, the changes in the Egyptian military and the new generation of officers now in charge, where Egypt's foreign policy might go from here, Sinai and Israel. And domestically, we look at early worrrying signs about press freedom in Morsi's Egypt, and whether the opposition can counter-balance to the Muslim Brothers' strength — if it is even capable of agreeing on anything in the first place — ahead of tomorrow's planned protests.
- Robert Springborg's article about military impatience with Tantawy and the fallout for Egypt Independent
- New Minister of Defense El-Sisi's past record on virginity tests
- Our post on Chief of Staff Sobhy Sedky's Masters thesis
- Morsi's trip to Iran
- The offending editorial in al-Dostour
- RSF alarmed on press freedoms in Egypt
- Why socialist activist Wael Khalil won't join Morsi's staff