Thanassis Cambanis (UNC ’96), journalist and author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel (2011), reports on the Egyptian presidential campaign. “Egypt’s first real presidential contest ever, for which the candidates met last night for the Arab world’s first-ever real presidential debate, has all the makings of a genuinely interesting fight,” he writes. “But enthusiasm about the debate should not obscure the unsatisfying circumstances of the presidential election, which itself does not guarantee a full transition to civilian rule or democracy.” Read more in The Atlantic.

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