August 17, 2013
Riots in the streets, state of emergency, curfew: Egypt descends into
chaos. The military has taken over power. It is the return of the old
Mubarak guard, Egypt expert Cilja Harders told DW.
Deutsche Welle: Hundreds of people are dead, the elected president,
Mohammed Morsi is ousted, the country in chaos – has the Arab Spring
Cilja Harders: No, I don’t think so. But there is a danger that it
might. It was the Arab Spring that deposed Mubarak. Since then we’ve
seen a struggle between the three central powers: the military, the
Islamists and the secular opposition.