Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken a series of dramatic steps meant to reconfigure the Egyptian political landscape, not only for the transitional period, but over the long-term.
This edition of Points of View features a discussion with Egyptian political scientist Amr Hamzawy and Michele Dunne, director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. VOA’s Mohamed Elshinnawi asks the pair whether the steps taken by President Morsi will help to balance power among Egypt’s political forces, and what this means for the country’s future.
Egyptian-American Mohamed Elshinnawi is a senior reporter at VOA. He covered the Middle East peace process from Camp David in 1978 through the 1993 Oslo Agreements to Syrian-Israeli talks in 2000. He interviewed Arab heads of state, prime ministers, foreign ministers and as well as ranking U.S. officials, including members of Congress. He hosted "Dialogue with the West," a live TV show which, broadcast via satellite from Washington, reached 35 million Arabs. He is fluent in Arabic and English.