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Egypt: A Country in Crisis

by Adam Atkinson
February 07, 2011

In the past few weeks, the world has watched as Egyptians took to the streets to protest against their president, Hosni Mubarak. The protests erupted in violence as pro- and anti-Mubarak demonstrators clashed with each other, with deadly consequences. Hundreds have been injured and several have lost their lives.

Northampton Community College (NCC) professor of political science Dr. Vasiliki (Kiki) Anastasakos and professor of geography and geology Dr. Doug Heath sat down recently for a video interview to discuss and analyze the Eqyptian situation.

In the video, Anastasakos and Heath talk about the history of Mubarak's presidency, his newly appointed vice-president, Omar Suleiman, and whether Suleiman's ties to the military are good or bad for the people of Egypt. The professors analyze the Obama administration's policies toward Egypt, and why some Egyptians are upset with them.

Anastasakos and Heath also discuss the violence that erupted in Cairo on February 2, and what effect the protests are having across the region.

At the conclusion of the interview, both professors offer their opinions of possible outcomes to this situation.

 Watch the entire interview on Youtube, or click the links above to watch specific portions.

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