You Can't Tell Egypt's Players Without a Scorecard

Wellen, Russ
February 2011
Foreign Policy in Focus;2/ 4/2011, p6
The article explores the allegiances of the many departments and divisions of the Egyptian government in line with the protests calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. It relates that police forces in Egypt have gained relative autonomy in the form of drug running and some protection rackets for businesses. It explains that the Central Security Services which was supposed to act as the private army of Mubarak has become non-ideological. It discusses the association of the Armed Forces with Mubarak's son Gamal.


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