Abdelrahman ElGendy

Abdelrahman ElGendy is a writer and former Egyptian political prisoner who spent six years and three months behind bars between October 6, 2013 and January 13, 2020. Arrested at 17 and released at 24, he earned a mechanical engineering degree from Ain Shams University while in prison.His smuggled prison writings were published online until picked

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Thomas Carothers

Thomas Carothers is the senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity he oversees all of the research programs at Carnegie.  He also directs the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program and carries out research and writing on democracy-related issues. Carothers is a leading authority on international support for

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Ioannis Bournakis

Dr. Ioannis Bournakis is an Associate Professor in Economics at the American University in Cairo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kent, UK, and an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests are in the areas of Applied Macroeconomics, Productivity, Regional Economics, and Innovation.

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James Shires

James Shires is an assistant professor at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs, University of Leiden, a fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow with The Hague Program for Cyber Norms. James Shires is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs, University of Leiden,

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Daniel Brumberg

Daniel Brumberg is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC, Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). From 2008 through 2015 he also served as a Special Adviser at the United States Institute of Peace. In addition to his

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