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Egypt in Crisis: Ten Observations  

The violence following the removal of Mohamed Morsi continues to spiral out of control, and is in many respects too senseless to be analyzed. Difficult as it is to understand current Egyptian politics and predict where the country might go next, the following observations are intended to shed some light on that very complex and confused landscape.

Parsing Morsi’s Constitutional Declaration  

Any reasonable person should object to Morsi’s November 22 constitutional declaration: it neuters the judiciary at a time when the president holds exclusive legislative and executive authority and, in an article that recalls constitutions written in the finest Soviet style, …

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