The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian State

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Affan Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-the-egyptian-state/ The 3 July military coup (2013) and the bloody events that that coincided with and followed it, most notably the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda sit-ins, marked the climax of the seven-decade long clash between the State and the...

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Egypt’s Counterinsurgency Success in Sinai

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ido Levy Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-counterinsurgency-success-sinai The military’s shift to tribal engagement has helped reduce jihadist attacks, but Cairo’s lagging efforts on development and human rights could leave the peninsula open to a future resurgence. Read more at original link

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: Old Problems and New Divisions

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/egypts-muslim-brotherhood-old-problems-and-new-divisions/ Since its removal from power in 2013, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt continues to face many problems and challenges. Having always prided itself on being the most cohesive, disciplined, and united Islamist movement, the group...

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The Muslim Brotherhood Sees Cairo’s Flirtation with Biden as an Opportunity

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/muslim-brotherhood-sees-cairos-flirtation-biden-opportunity Many Brotherhood members seem eager to exploit recent U.S.-Egyptian gestures on human rights, but there is little likelihood that the Sisi government will reconcile with the fractured, unpopular Islamist...

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Sisi’s Brand of Islam

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/85621 Sisi’s call for religious renewal falls within the regime’s attempt to centralize power in its hands, by creating a top-down version of state sponsored Islam, anchored in conservative social values. Read more at original link

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Brotherhood: Challenges of Reality & Options of Confrontation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/brotherhood-challenges-of-reality-options-of-confrontation/ With the outbreak of Covid-19 in Egypt and amid escalating calls for the release of detainees in Egyptian prisons, the crisis of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) with the current Egyptian regime has re-emerged, given that among...

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Behind the tense relationship between Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): AbdelRahman Khaldoun Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/behind-the-tense-relationship-between-sisi-and-al-azhar-grand-sheikh/ Al-Azhar Al-Sharif as a religious institution is central to the complex relationship between religion and politics in Egypt. Al-Azhar’s position in the political system is highly complicated and problematic due to...

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What Shapes Radical Youth’s Decision to Take up Arms in Egypt?

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Georges Fahmi and Nouran Ahmed Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/what-shapes-radical-youths-decision-take-arms-egypt-31605 On the 3rd of July 2013, the Egyptian military, supported by a large part of the Egyptian population as well as the judiciary, political opposition, and prominent religious...

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Islamic Institutions in Arab States: Mapping the Dynamics of Control, Co-option, and Contention

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Frederic Wehrey ; Nathan J. Brown ; Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2021/06/07/islamic-institutions-in-arab-states-mapping-dynamics-of-control-co-option-and-contention-pub-84647 The complex relations between the state and Islamic institutions in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco shed light on evolving...

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An Old, Ongoing Struggle: Domesticating Religious Institutions in Egypt

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/an-old-ongoing-struggle-domesticating-religious-institutions-in-egypt/ The relationship between religion and the state is controversial and problematic in the Arab world, particularly with the absence of clear demarcations that could define it. Historically, attempts by the state...

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Egypt-Turkey Rapprochement Is Constraining the Muslim Brotherhood

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypt-turkey-rapprochement-constraining-muslim-brotherhood Recent understandings between Cairo and Ankara have many of the group’s exiled figures worried about their future on Turkish soil. Read more at original link

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After the Egyptian Spring: Mainstream Islamism and the Move to Radical Movements

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Sherin Gharib Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/after-egyptian-spring-mainstream-islamism-and-move-radical-movements-29016 Ten years after the Arab Spring, Egypt has become more authoritarian than ever. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who came to power through a military coup in June 2013...

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