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Promises, Promises: Will The Egyptian President Deliver?

Less than a month into his rule as president, Mohamed Morsi’s 100-day plan, which covers a wide range of issues, seems more unrealistic than doable for many.

Waving goodbye to electoral promises? (Forcalgeria)
Waving goodbye to electoral promises? (Forcalgeria)
Heba Afify and Mohamed Adam

A few days before facing off with Ahmed Shafiq in the second round of the presidential election, Mohamed Morsi announced a plan promising to solve some of Egypt's most pressing problems during his first 100 days in office. The move added to the already-high expectations that Egyptians hold for their first post-revolution, civilian president. The day after his inauguration, protesters surrounded the presidential palace, maintaining the pressure on Morsi to deliver on his promises. But they also showed that the people need more than just a 100-day plan.

Unpacking his promised solutions, experts in the different fields Morsi has tapped into talk of the rather hasty propositions of Egypt's new president, who is seeking public approval through quick fixes that don't scratch the surface of deep-rooted problems.

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How Millennials And Boomers See Putin's Nuclear Threats Differently

Baby boomers who grew up under the threat of nuclear armageddon warn against a nuclear escalation of the war in Ukraine. But the younger generations are not cowed by Putin's blackmail. And that’s a very good thing.

Anti-nuclear bomb activists protest during Hiroshima Day Action in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2020.

Peter Huth

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BERLIN — It is a sentence that no German Chancellor had ever had to utter before. “I am doing everything I can to prevent an escalation that would lead to World War III. There must not be a nuclear war,” said Olaf Scholz.

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