Rogue Geopolitics

The biggest and most populous Arab country just voted to slip back to autocracy.  From the chaotic maw the people yearn for a Caesar.  If they keep on yearning, they will get him.

The actual constitution looks harmless enough – except for one massive oversight, where the military continues to remain above reproach and outside civilian control.  The door is open for a democracy not all that different from Turkey a few years back – one that will function only as long as the military allows it.  The dust is finally settling in Egypt; with thousands of Muslim Brothers dead or imprisoned, the struggle over the future of the country is apparently firmly in the hands of the military.

And it seems just about everyone minus the Muslim Brotherhood is pleased.

What’s been learned from all this, and where’s Egypt likely going?  Sounds like fun to me.

The…

View original post 714 more words