Triumph of the Bureaucracy: A Decade of Aborted Social and Political Change in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/2015/01/31/triumph-of-bureaucracy-decade-of-aborted-social-and-political-change-in-egypt-pub-58924 The developing military-backed regime under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signals the triumph of the Egyptian bureaucracy, with all of its military, security and civilian components, over three processes of political...

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Egypt’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections: Weakened Parliament, Weakened Parties

Source: German Institute For Security and Counter-Terrorism And International Affairs Author(s): Nadine Sika Original Link: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/egypt-parliamentary-elections/ Snapshot: According to the roadmap for political transformation announced in July 2013, Egypt’s parliamentary elections should have taken place six months after the constitutional amendments. Yet...

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The Egyptian Parliamentary Elections 101

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Ahmed Morsy Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/egyptian-parliamentary-elections-101 Long-awaited elections for Egypt’s parliament, which has been dissolved since 2012 as the result of a court order, have been scheduled in a two-phase process beginning this March. What will the process involve? Why are these elections important? Ahmed...

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Power, the January 25 revolutionaries, and responsibility

Source: Madamasr Author(s): H. A. Hellyer Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2015/01/24/opinion/u/power-the-january-25-revolutionaries-and-responsibility/ Tahrir. 2011. January 25. Egypt. Revolution. Four years ago, a fledgling movement of revolutionary activists accomplished in a few days more than the Egyptian opposition had in years. Yet, for those revolutionaries, the “revolution”...

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Egypt’s Long Walk to Despotism

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Amro Ali Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypt-despotism/ There is a menacing wind sweeping through Egypt engulfing bureaucrats, journalists, judges, celebrities, and the average “patriotic citizen” in its path, remolding them into carriers of despotic ideas. This system is not a clear-cut case of top-down power...

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Is Sisi Islam’s Martin Luther?

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michele Dunne, Katie Bentivoglio Original Link: http://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/57738 U.S. commentators have hailed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s January 2 call for a “religious revolution” in Islam as potentially Nobel Peace Prize-worthy, asking whether Sisi might be “Islam’s Martin Luther” and noting that he made the remarks at al-Azhar, “the...

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Tel Aviv Notes: The “Sisi-Meter” is Ticking: ʿAbd al-Fattah al-Sisi and the Challenges Facing Egypt

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies Author(s): Mira Tzoreff Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-%E2%80%9Csisi-meter%E2%80%9D-ticking-%CA%BFabd-al-fattah-al-sisi-and-challenges-facing-egypt In ʿAbd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s first television interview during the 2014 presidential campaign, he promised Egyptian citizens that they would begin feeling...

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Tel Aviv Notes: Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections: The Death of Politics?

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies Author(s): Joyce van de Bildt – de Jong Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-egypts-parliamentary-elections-death-politics Egypt is in the midst of its first parliamentary elections since the army’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi more than two years ago. These elections constitute the third and...

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