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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Covid-19 in Egypt: Global Pandemics in Times of Authoritarianism

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/covid-19-egypt-global-pandemics-times-authoritarianism-25653 The spread of COVID-19 has hit countries and regimes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at a time already characterised by deep-seated issues, such as ongoing conflicts...

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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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Eugenio Dacrema

Eugenio Dacrema is an Associate Research Fellow for the MENA Centre at ISPI. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Trento. He completed his bachelors at the University of Pavia and his master degree at the University of Bologna in International Sciences with a specialisation in development economics. He studied Arabic for

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The Long-Term Revolution: Protest Participation in the Arab World From 2011 to 2019

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Eugenio Dacrema Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/long-term-revolution-protest-participation-arab-world-2011-2019-24895 Over the last eight years, contentious actions such as street protests and sit-ins have been a constant presence in news reports from the MENA region. While a...

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Egypt: why protests against al-Sisi

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-perche-si-protesta-contro-al-sisi-24050 From his voluntary Spanish exile he had launched the appeal to gather a million people in protest, “the million man march”, Muhammad ‘Ali , the entrepreneur and businessman who in...

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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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Eleonora Ardemagni

Eleonora Ardemagni is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow. Teaching Assistant at the Catholic University of Milan (course “History and Institutions of Asia”), Gulf and Eastern Mediterranean Analyst for the NATO Defense College Foundation. She is also regular analyst for the Aspen Institute Italy (Aspenia online), AffarInternazionali and the peer-reviewed journal Storia Urbana...

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Morsi’s Death Is yet Another Sombre Milestone in Egypt’s Transition

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Lucia Ardovini Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/morsis-death-yet-another-sombre-milestone-egypts-transition-23329 Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, collapsed and died on June 17th after addressing a state court during his trial for espionage charges. The ex-president...

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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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