The Great Brotherhood Divide

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Mostafa Hashem

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Two factions within the Muslim Brotherhood are dueling for control, diminishing the group’s ability to address challenges  from the regime and driving its supporters to other actors, among them the Islamic State.

In February 2014, the youth—who were increasingly calling for revolutionary action—successfully pressured the group to hold internal elections to restructure its governing bodies and address the leadership vacuum. This allowed them to take a more active role in internal leadership, especially on the “crisis management committee.”…

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