San Diego Scholars: Watch Military For Clues On Egypt Future
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
La Jolla Light – Two San Diego-based experts on the Middle East said Monday that Egypt’s military will play the pivotal role in the struggle for future power in the country.
Egypt has experienced uncharacteristic strife for about a week in a spillover effect from a popular uprising in nearby Tunisia that sacked a longtime dictator.
"The military is the key institution,” said Avi Spiegel, a political science professor at the University of San Diego. Most of the members of President Hosni Mubarak’s cabinet are active or former military leaders, as is he, Spiegel said. (Full Story)