Adam Morrow


IPS News journalist Adam Morrow discusses the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s surprise presidential candidate; why former Egyptian spy chief Omar Suleiman, the “CIA’s man in Cairo,” has a chance of winning the presidency; the Egyptian military’s continued dominance of civilian government, pending a revised constitution; and why the Egypt/Gaza border crossing at Rafah still hasn’t opened to regular trade and commerce.

MP3 here. (13:41)

Adam Morrow writes for Inter Press Service News Agency.

8 thoughts on “Adam Morrow”

  1. Half of Egypt is uneducated laboring-class and not are they so stupid as waste time voting for their next set of dictators.

    So, the 51% most wealthy is the voting majority and all torture expert Suleiman has to do to win is appeal to the 26% most wealthy. Is that not doable or is that not doable?

  2. I respect Adam Morrow and always enjoy his interviews, but I'm surprised that he barely touched on Hazem Abu Ismail, the Salafi candidate who was surprisingly popular across Egypt. That was the biggest story, until the Muslim Brotherhood announced that they were going to nominate a candidate, and it seems to be that you can't talk about why they suddenly made that decision without mentioning him. Then there was the news that Abu Ismail's mother had gotten U.S. citizenship before she died, which would make him ineligible to run, and thousands of people rallied to protest the possibility that he would be disqualified. (Now the Ministry of Interior says that there's no proof that she did get the citizenship – although it seems pretty clear that she did – so he can run.)

    Ignoring this man and talking about the possibility that Omar Suleiman – who is despised by so many Egyptians – could win gives a pretty skewed picture of the situation.

    As for the liberals whining about the 'Islamists' having so much power – that's because the Islamists are supported by the majority of Egyptians, and the 'liberals' aren't!

  3. Adam Morrow has been a good narrator. We have seen the script of the "Arab Spring" change. Bahrain and Syria come to mind now after Tunisia and Egypt. Libya and the Gulf States/NATO interference injected in the middle.
    I am reminded of the Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times". Who can predict Egypt's future?
    This democratic transition, the haves & have-nots, and the top 15% of the military who are wealthy are observations. Hopefully – confusion, economic deterioration, and prolonged political instability will not rule the day. Given four decades of rule by Mubarak, how can anyone blame them.

  4. A101:PST local tribesman to talk. this a world of contract, no wise man contract not knowing whom,what,when,why,how right?

  5. And why shouldn´t the Brotherhood run for president in a democratically held election? They said they wouldn´t but changed their minds – so what?

  6. I missed Adam and was wondering what happened to him. Welcome back! Wish people like him would appear on the mainstream media. Can't he get a booking on NPR? He's way smarter than most of their talking heads, like their pet Arab, Fouad Ajami.

    But, yeah, the question of the rise of Salafism and the possible Salifization of the Ixwan is a troubling issue which I hope he'll address in more detail… SOON!

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