1. "The Egyptians who vented their rage during Mrs. Clinton’s visit, appear to have been inspired by fears that the Obama administration harbors a secret, pro-Islamist agenda," says Robert Mackey at The New York Times.

    A day after Clinton met with the country’s new president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, angry crowds chanted “Monica, Monica” as Clinton’s motorcade passed. In an attempt to downplay the hostile reception, one State Department official cautioned that it’s “easy to over-read a small group of pretty energetic protesters” in a country of 90 million people. 

    Hillary Clinton’s rough reception in Egypt: What it means

    (Source: theweek.com)


  2. Fair elections for Egypt? Egypt wrapped up two days of voting Thursday in what’s being hailed as the country’s first legitimate presidential election ever. 

    The counting continued on Friday, but partial results suggest that Mohammed Mursi, the candidate of the once-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, has earned a spot in a June run-off. The battle for the second slot remains tight, with a darkhorse leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, neck-and-neck with Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander and holdover from the Hosni Mubarak era. 

    Was the balloting as fair as Egyptian leaders promised it would be?

    (Source: theweek.com)


  3. A protester chants in Cairo’s Tahrir Square: Egyptians are back on the streets, and they vow to stay there until the ruling military council enacts democratic reforms. How did the country’s revolution go from success to stalemate in just four months? Photo: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


  4. This week’s In-Depth Briefing gives a detailed look inside Egypt’s biggest opposition group, and the world’s largest and most influential Islamist movement: The Muslim Brotherhood.

    While many of its older members are deeply conservative, many of the younger ones are modern and reform-minded. Khaled Hamza, a voice of moderation within the group and the editor of the group’s official website, says the Brotherhood would never support a rule by the clergy, as in Iran. We do not believe Islam requires a theocracy,’’ he says. “Democracy is the only way.’’

    Continue reading for more, including why the group was banned, whether or not it’s violent, and its potential rule in Egypt.