The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

BBC Radio Documentary on Mubarak's Egypt, Part One

The BBC World Service has put up the first part of an excellent documentary piece on Egypt's current predicament, looking at the Mubarak era, the role of the military in it, and many more things. It really delves into questions rarely probed in depth by most journalists, notably the important role played by the military in the economy and its lingering political power. This first part deals mostly with the features of the Mubarak regime, and the next one will tackle the question of presidential succession.

Highly recommended, and also read this companion peace, Egyptians look to military 'saviour'