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What Egypt Needs Now

As Egypt faces a deteriorating security situation and ongoing political turmoil, there are concrete steps the country can take to ensure an improved quality of life and a successful transition to democracy.
A soldier stands next to an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square in Cairo, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTX13HEG

Many wonder at the contrast between Egypt's cultural and human capabilities — its prime location, wealth and history on the one hand, and its negative position among other nations on the other. At this historic time, Egypt may be ready to take a step toward a major breakthrough, if it can properly take advantage of the “moment.” Following two great revolutions, Egyptians should come together now around this new sense of awakened nationalism and capitalize on the widespread sentiment to preserve the Egyptian state, which suffered a severe existential threat under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood. Some may ask how we can talk about a breakthrough when one sizeable faction — the Muslim Brotherhood — is outside of the political process. While it may take some time to reconcile the Muslim Brotherhood with the new direction Egypt is heading into, taking immediate actions to improve the life of Egyptians will help the Muslim Brotherhood — among others — to join the rest of the Egyptians in their march toward an Egyptian “project” with specific pillars.

Determining a clear vision to improve quality of life.

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