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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Egypt’s Invisible Executions

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78998 On the February 20, Egyptian authorities carried out the executions of nine defendants accused of assassinating Egyptian General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, prompting international accusations that their trials were unfair and that torture was used to extract confessions. The Egyptian government...

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Generalissimo Sisi

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mansour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78363 On February 3, Egyptian parliamentarians from Tahya Misr (“Support Egypt”), a coalition supporting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi that comprises one-fifth of parliament, submitted a proposal to amend the Egyptian constitution. Two days later, the General Committee accepted the proposed amendments...

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