Egypt as an Authoritarian Vanguard

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen and Noha Khaled Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80585 Among the hundreds of chants by Arab protestors in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, and Lebanon during recent months of demonstrations, in what may be considered a second wave of the so-called Arab Spring, those directed against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have been...

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Photo Essay: Aswan, an Egyptian Border Region in Waiting Mode

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link:  https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80060 The Egyptian governorate of Aswan is situated along the Nile River and borders Sudan. Its capital, Aswan city, is the southernmost urban agglomeration in Egypt and has the distinction of having remained stable during the uprising of 2011, when much of the rest of the country was plunged into...

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Recent Official Figures Suggest That 32 Percent of Egyptians Live in Poverty. What Are the Likely Impacts of This?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Osama Diab, Beesan Kassab, Amr Adly, Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79687 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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An Own Goal in Cairo

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79507 The early exit of the Egyptian national team from the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt was considered a double loss by many people in the country. It was a sporting loss, given Egypt’s elimination by South Africa on July 6. But it was also a loss in terms of morals, because

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Hosni Mubarak Was Overthrown Eight Years Ago. Should Egypt Miss Him?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Sherif Mohy El Deen, Dina al-Khawaga, andTamer Badawi Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78388 Dina al-Khawaga Eight years after Hosni Mubarak’s departure, I am inclined to think that most Egyptians miss the days of the former president’s rule. This does not mean that a majority favors his return as president, nor does it

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Sherif Mohy El Deen

Sherif Mohy Eldeen is a Researcher and Coordinator on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights on EIPR (Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights) organization. He is finishing his MA on Political Science from Cairo University. He worked also as the head of Political Department of the Civilized Change Project, and the coordinator of Transitional Justice & Security

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Executing Justice in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Sherif Mohy El Deen Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/71596 On June 7, the Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court, issued a ruling reaffirming the death penalty for six young men from Mansoura who have been in jail since 2014. This is part of a surge in executions over the past few years. Executions increased from 15

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Egypt Back Under Emergency Law

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Sherif Mohy El Deen Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/69886 On April 9, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a decree imposing a three-month state of emergency for the entire country. This move came the same day bombings at the St. George’s Church in Tanta and the St. Mark’s Church in Alexandria claimed around 45 lives

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