Egypt’s obvious future successor
A trip last August by the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to the US highlights what the ruler had in mind regarding the future where he assured Middle East experts in Washington that he has made all the necessary arrangements regarding the future of Egypt and its leadership despite denials.
Senior scholar David Ottaway from the Woodrow Wilson Centre submitted a study report outlining the controversy surrounding Egypt ‘s future and tomorrow’s successor with a close look at the current political and economic state of Egypt , the regime, opposition, and Egyptian foreign policy revealing that Egypt ‘s future is anything but stable.
It may be assumed that President Hosni Mubarak although attempted to show his constituencies and to the United States that the alternative of him not being in power might not be so attractive failed to convince the nation the authenticity of his intentions.
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|David B. Ottaway
David B. Ottaway, a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, worked for The Washington Post from 1971 to 2006, including four years in Cairo as the Post’s chief Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is The King’s Messenger: Prince Bandar bin Sultan and America’s Tangled Relationship With Saudi Arabia (2008).