Hosni Mubarak’s risk-averse reign brought Egypt to calamity

Source: Brookings

Author(s): Tamara Cofman Wittes

Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/02/25/hosni-mubaraks-risk-averse-reign-brought-egypt-to-calamity/

On my first day as an Obama administration deputy assistant secretary of state in November 2009, I sat down with my boss Jeff Feltman and his principal deputy Ron Schlicher for a meeting. “What are your priorities for your time here?” they asked me. I said that, among other things, I wanted to help the U.S. government prepare for an Egypt after then-President Hosni Mubarak.

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