After the Egyptian Spring: Mainstream Islamism and the Move to Radical Movements

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Author(s): Sherin Gharib

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Ten years after the Arab Spring, Egypt has become more authoritarian than ever. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who came to power through a military coup in June 2013, has reconstructed the country into a military-police state. Although Egypt has a long history  of authoritarianism, al-Sisi’s Egypt is carrying out the heaviest crackdowns on dissidents and civil society actors, targeting human rights and pro-democracy activists, journalists and Islamist opponents.[1] 

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