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Neither Erdoğan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

Published in Hurriyet Daily News Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has won in Turkey’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab world are selling to their … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 15 ( April 7-13)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists Egypt court sentences four gay men to prison Egypt arrests Islamistclose to Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri Egypt political parties and activists request open lists in parliamentary polls Egypt to announce renaissance … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood, and Britain. The “terrorists or us” theory

The British decision to launch an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood and its alleged links with radical militancy has sparked widespread controversy. Many people are justifiably surprised by the sudden decision and the possibility that it is politically motivated by … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 14 (March 31- April 6)

Main Headlines Monday Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release Egypt’s ex-army chief Sisi snapped cycling in Cairo Egypt announces arrest of Ansar al-Sharia members linked to shooting attacks Al-Azhar university expel 25 students for their alleged rules in riots Defense minister … Continue reading

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Egypt: The state, the army, and the future

Following months of speculation, leaks, and predictions, Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced his resignation, paving the way for a long-awaited presidential campaign. Sisi’s resignation, speech, and candidacy are unique in the history of Egypt. Although the country … Continue reading

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On Egypt’s Mass Death Sentences

I know it is a bit late, but here are my thoughts on Egypt’s latest Judicial fiasco…… Egypt _____, a court in Minya south of Egypt, sentenced five hundred and twenty-nine Muslim Brotherhood defendants to death for the murder of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 13 ( March 24-30)

  Main Headlines Monday A court in Egypt sentences to death 528 Morsi’s supporters to death Fast’ and ‘bizarre’ death penalty will be appealed: Defense lawyers Defense team to appeal the verdict Al- Jazeera’s Greste says charges are baseless Egypt court … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 12 ( Mar 17-23)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders Mohamed al-Shahat appointed chief of Egypt’s second field army Egypt court rejects request to replace judge in Morsi’s trial Egypt’s Presidential Election Commision issues regulations for upcoming polls Interim president Mansour: Egypt … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 11 (Mar 10-16)

Main Headlines  Monday Three prominent activists claim they were beaten while being transferred to court Brotherhood-led alliance has criticized Saudi Arabia for backing the coup in Egypt Arab foreign ministers discuss new counter-terrorism cooperation Assassination attempt on retired general Sami … Continue reading

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The three phases of Egypt’s popular protests

The trends of Egypt’s crowd politics since Tahrir Square can also be seen in Ukraine, Syria and Libya. Published in  Al-Monitor Behind every uprising are chronic frustrations from citizens betrayed by corrupt leaders, their repression, poor governance and a loss of … Continue reading

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