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An Anatomy of Sisi’s Liberals

( Photo via AFP) Initially published in Fikra Forum Many self-proclaimed liberals in Egypt supported the military’s intervention in July 2013 that led to President Muhammad Morsi’s ouster. Their stance has baffled many Western observers, who wonder how anyone with liberal … 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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Morsi, the last caliph-president of Egypt

This piece is  written by Mbayo Lo for Mondoweiss. I read it here  when the former deputy PM of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim has re-blogged it today.    The ousting of Egypt’s now former President Muhammad Morsi, by popular protest in some interpretations, or … Continue reading

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Turkey Has a Role in Egypt

Originally published in  Al-Monitor On July 9, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador over Ankara’s calls for UN intervention in Egypt, following the controversial ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The sharp deterioration in the relationship between the two nations could not be … Continue reading

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