No Deal After Egypt Coup

Over two weeks after the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the government of President Mohamed Morsi, there is still no sign of a deal between the generals and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement Morsi led. Morsi’s supporters are demanding his release as a precondition for talks, leading to a stall in the process. Morsi and other senior officials have been held since the coup without being allowed to communicate with supporters. Intermediaries believe the Muslim Brotherhood is under the illusion that Morsi will be reinstated, and that their persistence could lead to their being frozen out of a future government, likely bringing on violent protests.