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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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: 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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Egypt of al-Sisi: Militarization and Repression

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Guiseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-di-al-sisi-militarizzazione-e-repressione-23190 In continuity with the trend of preventive repression re-launched with greater force in the aftermath of the presidential elections of 2018, the head of state Abdel Fattah al-Sisi marked a new...

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Egypt: al-Sisi increasingly powerful, increasingly weak oppositions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-al-sisi-sempre-piu-potente-opposizioni-sempre-piu-deboli-22358 2019 will be a very important year for Egypt facing old problems and new political challenges. After the clear electoral success of March 2018, which gave Abdel Fattah...

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The Battle for Sinai: The Inside Story of Egypt’s Political Violence

Source: Al-Jazeera Centre for Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2018/04/battle-sinai-story-egypts-political-violence-180401105807265.html In the wake of the killing of more 300 Muslim worshippers by allegedly Jihadist militants during al-Rawdah massacre in November 2017, President Sisi launched a new military campaign, “Comprehensive...

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