A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.
The military is woven into almost every part of Egypt’s economy. It runs businesses, produces goods, and manages huge infrastructure projects. What are the consequences of involving a country’s armed forces so deeply in its private and public enterprise?
In reforming Egypt’s personal-status law, how it’s done is as important as who does it.
Development, dissent, and the future of the Arab world.
Having long suffered from Cairo’s neglect, the governorate has never realized its potential.
The international community has hitherto broadly considered the government in Cairo to be stable for the long term. These protests, however, confirm that there is dissent beneath the surface that is likely to deepen, not dissipate.
A call on U.S. government officials to restate clearly the United States’ support for peaceful protests in Egypt.
Nearly all political and social movements active before the coup have been crushed, leaving few leaders to formulate coherent protest demands or to negotiate with the military and security apparatus.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Sisi prioritizes large-scale infrastructure projects to galvanize support, but these projects deepen the military’s hold over the economy and provide no tangible broad economic benefit.