Supporters of Muslim brotherhood demonstrate in Alexandria City, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo (REUTERS/Nasser Nuri).
Don’t Create a New Al Qaeda
January 6, 2014,
Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon write that the Egyptian military’s massive crackdown on Islamist groups could lead to a radicalization spiral similar to the one witnessed in al Qaeda’s development. Recent developments are particularly worrisome since the leverage of the U.S. on the Egyptian military is significantly limited due to the need for continued security cooperation, Benjamin and Simon argue.