July 2nd, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Harvard's Masoud on Egyptian President Morsi: 'he is a fighting personality'

For the Sunday, July 1 edition of FAREED ZAKARIA GPS, host Fareed Zakaria spoke with the Council of  Foreign Relations' Steven Cook,  author of The Struggle for Egypt, and Dr. Tarek Masoud, Harvard University professor and frequent interviewer of Egypt's now-President Mohamed Morsi about this week's historic presidential election.  They discussed the newly-elected leader's fragile coalition:

TAREK MASOUD, PhD, Harvard University:  Mohamed is - he's a very - the one senior Muslim Brotherhood member described him to me is that he is a fighting personality, which I think is absolutely right.  He is absolutely a fighter and he was one of the best Muslim Brotherhood members of parliament from 2000 to 2005 in terms of standing up to the regime, in terms of ferreting out its corruption and holding it to account for its corruption and failures.  A fighting personality is a fighting personality.  This is not a person who is seductive in the way that you expect politicians to be.  He's not a glad-hander.  He's not somebody who can really win over people.  A lot of people have talked about his lack of charisma. FULL POST

June 29th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

R. Nicholas Burns: This is a big moment in Egyptian history

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns talks with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux during 'Newsroom International' about the struggle for power between the Egyptian military and the President-Elect.
June 20th, 2012
01:04 PM ET

Jimmy Carter on Egypt and Syria

Jimmy Carter talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux during 'Newsroom International' about the Egyptian elections, the crisis in Syria, and what steps the U.S. should take in both situations.

May 16th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Egyptian presidential candidate sounds off on U.S. presidential campaign rhetoric

Egyptian presidential frontrunner Dr. Amr Moussa joined CNN International's Christiane Amanpour for the Wednesday, May 16 edition of Amanpour.  Dr. Moussa discussed what he thought about the potential policy implications for a Romney Administration for his region.  This was his response:

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, HOST OF "AMANPOUR":  What do you make of the challengers, the Republican challengers. Now it’s basically boiled down to Mitt Romney. Their potential policy in your region.

DR. AMR MOUSSA, EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  Well, I take what Mr. Romney says as electoral rhetoric. And I hope that if elected he will reconsider such positions that if, really, he means what he says, will be detrimental to the interests and prestige and relations of the United States with the whole of this region.

AMANPOUR:  Specifically what?

MOUSSA:  Well if, if, if his position is that aligned to the, the, the most fanatic Israeli current policies, Israeli current policy, so it will be very negative I must say.

Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm with a replay at 5:00pm Eastern in the U.S.  and at 21:00 CET, with a replay at 23:00 CET.  The full transcript for this program will be posted here later today.

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