Egypt & Democracy

Scott MaCleod
*Middle-East Correspondent for Time Magazine

Moustafa Kamel al-Sayyid
*Visiting Fellow, Carneigie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
*Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for Developing Country Studies, Cairo University

Nabil Fahmy
*Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt to the United States

Fawaz Gerges
*Chair, Middle Eastern Studies and Internaitonal Affairs, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
*Author, America and Political Islam: Clash of Culture or Clash of Interest (Cambridge University, 2000)

David Mack
*Vice President of the Middle East Institute
* Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs

The U.S. is withholding new aid to Egypt to protest the trial and imprisonment of a democracy activist. In the past the U.S. has been reluctant to criticize Egypt's human rights violations. Is Egypt now on notice to move towards democratic reforms? Join Neal Conan for a look at U.S.-Egyptian relations, next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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