The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. H.A. Hellyer (@hahellyer) is a geo-strategic expert on the MENA region and Europe, with experience at Gallup, the Brookings Institution and Warwick University.
(Supporters of presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Khairat al-Shater, hold a banner of him in Cairo April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih )