July 18 2013
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The establishment of a stable government in Egypt is an elusive goal that depends on finding ways to reduce seemingly intractable levels of political polarization, says Jeffrey Martini, a RAND Middle East analyst.
Speaking during a RAND international programs conference call, Martini said there is little cause for optimism that polarization will diminish any time soon.
“I do think that stability in Egypt is contingent upon some sort of credible national reconciliation process,” Martini said. Unfortunately, he added, “I don't see that moving ahead.”