Opposition leaders in Egypt say the government must go further. Yesterday, Egypt’s vice president and long time intelligence chief met with representatives of opposition groups including members of the Muslim Brotherhood. He pledged open elections and the release of political prisoners, but did not address the fundamental sticking point, President Mubarak himself. For days now protesters in Egypt have insisted on Mubarak’s immediate resignation, and they vow to escalate their protests until their demands are met: Join us for an update on the political turmoil in Egypt and what role, if any, the U.S. can play
Steven Cook Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies,
Council on Foreign Relations
Abderrahim Foukara Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic.
Emad Shahin Egyptian scholar and associate professor of
political science, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
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Shashank Bengali Cairo correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.
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