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Al-Sisi on list of ‘press freedom predators’: RSF

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi made it onto the list of “predators of press freedom”, issued by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) last week. The list comes amid continuous crackdowns on Egyptian journalists, and includes 35 presidents, politicians, and religious leaders.

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Egypt’s El-Baradei called on to give evidence on allegations of crimes by Sisi regime

Former interim Vice President of Egypt, Dr Mohammed El-Baradei, is called on by an international investigation team to provide evidence into crimes against humanity perpetrated by the military backed government in the 2013 Egyptian coup.

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Egypt’s Shift from Saudi Arabia to Russia

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two previously staunch allies, have recently soured. This can be attributed to Egypt’s inability to perform its role as a guarantor of regional Gulf security against growing Iranian hegemony and its desire to cultivate other, less demanding, international allies—most notably Russia.

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The Military and The Egyptian Revolution: Resistance to Reform

Prior to the Arab Spring, scholars studying the endurance of authoritarianism in the Middle East had a tendency to take civil-military relations for granted. The security sector was, in their view, wedded to the civilian government. Most scholars have thus ignored studying of the role of the military establishment in the authoritarian …

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A question of human dignity: Arguments against the death penalty in Egypt

Egyptian politics is like a rollercoaster ride, with perhaps a few high points but certainly a lot of low points. And, given the (often directionless) speed with which the cart is moving, it is difficult for anyone to keep up with political developments in Egypt – let alone, make sense …

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