Egypt’s Puzzling Dilemma: Escalating Challenges and Obstructed Mobilization

Source: Arab Center Washington DC

Author(s): Sahar Khamis

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When Egypt’s historic revolution erupted in 2011, stunning the world with its magnitude, peacefulness, organization, and solidarity, the popular demands chanted by the Egyptian people were “bread, freedom, and social justice.” These three aspirations, which were echoed by protesters in other Arab Spring countries, are far from fulfilled in today’s Egypt, nine years after this remarkable moment. In fact, it is fair to say that they are much less attainable today than they were under Egypt’s ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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