Egypt: the pandemic undermines internal stability and regional ambitions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-la-pandemia-mina-stabilita-interna-e-ambizioni-regionali-26249 Like other countries in the region, Egypt is also committed to coping with the sudden and rampant pandemic spread of Covid-19, a health emergency that has...

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The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/the-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-the-unique-challenges-of-north-african-countries/ The countries of North Africa constitute a heterogeneous group from practically every point of view, from their political systems to their...

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Egypt between the Libyan crisis and the Middle East question

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi   Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-tra-crisi-libica-e-questione-mediorientale-25147 After the protests that broke out in September 2019 in the main Egyptian cities in protest against the rampant corruption within the Egyptian power system, the internal...

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Egypt’s latest protests are an alarm bell for Sisi

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-latest-protests-are-an-alarm-bell-for-sisi/ Egypt seems to be getting back to normal after a number of demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that began on September 20. This may be the consequence of the zero-tolerance approach...

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Egypt: why protests against al-Sisi

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-perche-si-protesta-contro-al-sisi-24050 From his voluntary Spanish exile he had launched the appeal to gather a million people in protest, “the million man march”, Muhammad ‘Ali , the entrepreneur and businessman who in...

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Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

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Challenges for Egypt’s Fragile Stability

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/challenges-for-egypt-s-fragile-stability The death of Mohamed Morsi on June 17, the only president ever instated through democratic elections, arrived as a reckoning in post-revolutionary Egypt. It can be easy to read this dramatic event as the ideal...

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Alessia Melcangi

Alessia Melcangi is TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary History of North Africa and Middle East and Globalization and International Relation at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Social Sciences and Economics (DiSSE). She collaborates with the Centre of Research on the Southern System and the Wider Mediterranean (CRiSSMA – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan)and

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