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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An Egyptian Court Just Struck Down Part of a Repressive New Law. Here’s What that Means

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Nathan J. Brown, Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/12/07/egyptian-court-just-struck-down-part-of-repressive-new-law.-here-s-what-that-means-pub-66380 Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) struck down a portion of the country’s protest law this week — one issued by decree by its own chief justice (then-interim president) in...

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New NGO Legislation Takes Egypt Down a Dangerous Path

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/12/06/new-ngo-legislation-takes-egypt-down-dangerous-path-pub-66379 Last week, an overwhelming majority of the Egyptian parliament passed repressive legislation regulating nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with virtually no debate. The vote once again emphasizes how the rubber-stamp role of...

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