Maged Mandour

Maged Mandour is a political analyst who writes openDemocracy’s “Chronicles of the Arab Revolt” column.

Maged Mandour is a political analyst who writes openDemocracy’s “Chronicles of the Arab Revolt” column, which covers the affairs of the Arab world with a special focus on social change in the post-Arab Spring Middle East. He research interests include political violence, state repression, class formation, and capitalist development in the Arab world, as well as the international relations of the Middle East, with a special focus on Egypt. He has also made a number of media appearances as a commentator on Egyptian affairs. He has an M.A. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where his thesis explored Egyptian policy toward Hamas using Gramsci’s theory of hegemony.

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  • Generalissimo Sisi

    Generalissimo Sisi

    Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution will enshrine the military’s position above the state by giving it greater legal means to intervene against elected governments and prosecute political opponents.

  • The Primacy of Torture in Egypt

    The Primacy of Torture in Egypt

    In addition to escalating tensions with Italy, Egypt’s response to the murder case of Giulio Regeni shows how the security services rely on torture as the primary tool of repression.

  • Sisi’s Debt Crisis

    Sisi’s Debt Crisis

    Egypt’s current attempt to reduce public debt through austerity measures ignores the problem’s roots in uncontrolled military spending.

  • The Military’s Immunity in Egypt

    The Military’s Immunity in Egypt

    A new law regarding the Egyptian military gives the president greater ability to shield select senior officers from prosecution and strengthens his control over the military.

  • Behind Egypt’s New Wave of Arrests

    Behind Egypt’s New Wave of Arrests

    Recent arrests in Egypt aim to preempt public anger over planned neoliberal economic reforms and enhanced presidential powers.

  • Egypt’s Evolving Alliance with Israel

    Egypt’s Evolving Alliance with Israel

    Growing cooperation between Egypt and Israel will have direct implications on Cairo’s ability to play its traditional role as a mediator in the Palestinian peace process.

  • Egypt’s Comprehensive Military Operation

    Egypt’s Comprehensive Military Operation

    The launch of a large-scale military operation across Egypt is well-timed to give President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a boost in popular support ahead of elections in March.

  • Sisi’s Expanding Authority

    Sisi’s Expanding Authority

    The Egyptian regime’s attempt to expand the presidential term to six years is another move to consolidate the power of the presidency.

  • Sisi’s Pyrrhic Victory

    Sisi’s Pyrrhic Victory

    The legal battle over Tiran and Sanafir has exposed opposition from among Egypt’s elites even though the parliament’s and judiciary’s approval of the transfers represents a victory for the regime.

  • The Heavy Civilian Toll in Sinai

    The Heavy Civilian Toll in Sinai

    Egypt’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics in Sinai have led to a dramatic rise in civilian casualties that is turning more residents against the military.

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