By Tammy Swofford, Daily Times Pakistan
The blessing of security is tied to the maintenance of vital geopolitical alliances with countries of the Nile Valley and the Muslim world
An intellectual flare was sent up to Washington, D.C. for an English-language translation of the document. A professional colleague graciously expedited the request. There is an initial need to acknowledge the obvious, prior to examining this nascent and hastily scrambled constitution. Translation of documents defining legal governance can be lacking. I do not presume the translation provided is accurate, but I do consider it adequate to address the ‘look’ of a new Egypt. This newly minted constitution now stands as the foundational capstone of the Tahrir Square revolution. Bloodshed requires careful consideration and honour.
Law, theory and conceptual models remain my great love. By the time the two-part commentary hits the page I will have read the constitution several times. But it only took a few minutes of initial reading (to Article 50, to be exact) for a theoretical base to emerge from the shadows with shocking clarity. There is little doubt as to what is easily recognisable. The Egyptian constitution is not an ink blot. The hidden architecture of the document reveals an understanding of affinity analysis.