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.
It is argued that several Western states currently similarly engage in such warfare, but without fully admitting as much or effectively adjusting their strategies, doctrines and force structures.
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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.
The military has no interlocutors with which to negotiate a transition toward broader participation in national decisions.
Sexual harassment charges against football player ‘Amr Warda caused a revealing rift among Egyptians.
The Sisi regime has cracked down on legal political activity, while the United States has remained largely silent about this.
The dramatic death of the former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, on June 17th, reignited debate about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and political Islam across the region.
The most obvious reason for the delayed release of Trump’s promised Middle East peace plan is Israel’s unsettled electoral politics. But Palestinian opposition and Arab apathy also limit its prospects.
The June 17 death of former president Mohammad Morsi should be a wake-up call to renew international attention to the condition of other Egyptian detainees whose lives are at risk but might still be saved.