Sisi’s Brand of Islam

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/85621 Sisi’s call for religious renewal falls within the regime’s attempt to centralize power in its hands, by creating a top-down version of state sponsored Islam, anchored in conservative social values. Read more at original link

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Egypt 2011-2021: What Went Wrong?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypt-2011-2021-what-went-wrong-29015 It has been a decade since the mass protests that called for the overthrow of the regime in 2011. These protests triggered a process of deep structural change, in a manner that the protestors did not anticipate...

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Sisi’s War on the Poor

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/82772 The Egyptian government’s fiscal and economic policies are accelerating the transfer of wealth from lower and middle classes to itself and business elites, with likely devastating consequences. Read more at original link

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Sisi’s Vanity Projects

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79625 Since coming to power, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has undertaken various mega infrastructure projects with dubious economic benefits. Despite a worsening debt crisis, these projects remain a government priority. The debt crisis has grown with the percentage of the total debt of the GDP...

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