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Wisner: Mubarak Must Stay (?)

The BBC has a breaking news story stating that the US envoy to Egypt, Frank Wisner, is saying that Mubarak needs to stay in place to guide the transition into Septemeber: Egypt unrest: Hosni Mubarak must stay – US envoy.

If accurate, the report would seem to contradict reports that the Obama administration wants Mubarak out immediately.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Jeff Q. says:

    Wisner’s dad was the OSS chief for SE Europe in WWII and later was Deputy Director for Plans at CIA. He had a nervous breakdown after the Soviet crackdown in Hungary.

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