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Prof. William Martel Talks Possible Political Stability in Egypt’s Future

Boston Herald

William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Prof: Stability Could Emerge from Cairo Chaos

The chaos erupting in Egypt that left at least 30 dead yesterday is likely to lead to more violence in the aftermath of the military ouster of Islamic President Mohammed Morsi, but one local expert believes this key U.S. ally will settle on a secular government that could bring long-term stability to the Middle East.

“We could see a shift of the great middle of the societies in the Middle East to say no to more radicalized Islamist politics,” said William Martel, a Tufts University professor of international security studies.

“I think we’re seeing signs of this now in Egypt. I think it will spread across the Middle East in fits and starts much the way the Arab Spring did. It’s the most strategic shift in the Middle East in a long time.” 

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