The tragedy of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link:  https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/06/mohamed-morsi-and-end-egyptian-democracy/591982/ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/06/19/the-tragedy-of-egypts-mohamed-morsi/ Mohamed Morsi’s life, especially his later life, was the product of a series of accidents. When I first met him, he was a senior but...

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What Impact Would U.S. Designation of the Muslim Brotherhood As A Terrorist Organization Have?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Shadi Hamid, Nervana Mahmoud, Alison Pargeter, and Marc Lynch Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79067 A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. Read more at original link

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How likely is a significant split within the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood by 2020?

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid, William McCants Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/08/22/how-likely-is-a-significant-split-within-the-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-by-the-end-of-2020/ We recently put a set of questions to ten expert contributors participating in our Rethinking Political Islam initiative. (See here for the list of scholars.) They are...

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How likely is it that the Muslim Brotherhood will abandon its official nonviolent stance?

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid, William McCants Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/06/15/how-likely-is-it-that-the-egyptian-brotherhood-will-abandon-its-official-nonviolent-stance-by-2017-or-2020/ We recently put a set of questions to ten expert contributors participating in our Rethinking Political Islam initiative. (See here for the list of...

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Egypt is Trump country

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/04/04/egypt-is-trump-country/ In one of his first acts in office, President Donald Trump phoned his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. The symbolism was telling: Sissi wasn’t just another Arab autocrat but one of the region’s most repressive. The Trump-Sissi mutual...

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Rethinking the U.S.-Egypt relationship: How repression is undermining Egyptian stability and what the United States can do

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/rethinking-the-u-s-egypt-relationship-how-repression-is-undermining-egyptian-stability-and-what-the-united-states-can-do/ Editor’s Note: Shadi Hamid testifies for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on how repression in Egypt is undermining the country’s stability and what the United...

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Sisi’s regime is a gift to the Islamic State

Source: Brookings Institute Author(s): Shadi Hamid Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2015/08/07/sisis-regime-is-a-gift-to-the-islamic-state/ Editor’s note: By any measurable standard, Egypt is more vulnerable to violence and insurgency today than it had been before the Arab Spring. Since the overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, Egypt has seen shocking levels...

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