On March 30, 2011, Egypt’s 1971 constitution—born out of hopes for the rule of law and in place longer than any similar document in modern Egyptian history—met an undignified end. Its replacement, in the form of a constitutional declaration, was announced on Facebook by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), the country’s interim military leadership.
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.
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