The Role of Egypt′s Armed Forces: A Military Empire

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Nathan Brown and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/role-egypts-armed-forces-military-empire-27403 Since 2011, the Egyptian armed forces have played an unusual political role, at the center of Egyptian governance on a very wide range of matters. The set of crises imposed by the COVID-19...

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How Much Will the Pandemic Change Egyptian Governance and for How Long?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Amr Hamzawy and Nathan Brown Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/07/23/how-much-will-pandemic-change-egyptian-governance-and-for-how-long-pub-82353 In Egypt, coronavirus response efforts were led by the prime minister and other technocrats. What does this change mean for Egypt—and how long will it last? Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/03/29/egypt-s-political-exiles-going-anywhere-but-home-pub-78728 While Egyptians have expatriated to find work abroad for decades, something different has been going on since 2011: thousands have expatriated for political reasons. Some have left based on a general sense that the...

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Seven Years On: Why Egypt Failed to Become a Democracy

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/12/12/seven-years-on-why-egypt-failed-to-become-democracy-pub-75037 Next January, it will be seven years since the popular uprising that ended the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, unleashing an unprecedented wave of political turmoil in Egypt’s recent history. And as the country...

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Egypt’s Resilient and Evolving Social Activism

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/04/05/egypt-s-resilient-and-evolving-social-activism-pub-68578 Snapshot: With the decline of party politics in Egypt, social activism is becoming increasingly relevant in the fight against the government’s new authoritarian policies and tactics. While Egypt’s ruling generals have developed a...

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How Sisi Is Destabilising Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/04/02/how-sisi-is-destabilising-egypt-pub-68518 Since 2013, Egypt’s new authoritarian government has systematically widened its repression of the opposition to targets beyond the Islamist spectrum. Voices of dissent have been targeted, including businessmen whose refusal to provide...

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Egypt’s Secular Political Parties: A Struggle for Identity and Independence

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michele Dunne, Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/03/31/egypt-s-secular-political-parties-struggle-for-identity-and-independence-pub-68482 Snapshot: Secular political parties in Egypt have always been caught between an overbearing state and a largely Islamist opposition. The brief, chaotic political opening from 2011 to 2013...

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Legislating Authoritarianism: Egypt’s New Era of Repression

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/03/16/legislating-authoritarianism-egypt-s-new-era-of-repression-pub-68285 Snapshot: Egypt’s new authoritarian regime is rapidly closing the public space—cracking down on autonomous civil society and independent political parties, asphyxiating the practice of pluralist politics, and thwarting...

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Egypt Campus: The Students Versus the Regime

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/03/06/egypt-campus-students-versus-regime-pub-68207 Following the 2013 military coup, students affiliated with-and sympathetic to-the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrated in public universities to demand the return of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Their demonstrations turned universities into a...

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The Tragedy of Egypt’s Stolen Revolution

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/01/25/tragedy-of-egypt-s-stolen-revolution-pub-67809 Six years after its democratic revolution in January 25, 2011, Egypt’s political realities are back to square one. Once again, a military officer has been installed in the presidential palace after an election that lacked any measure...

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