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Vengeful Justice in Egypt

Given Egypt’s current political climate, interest in transitional justice has been growing—it has beenportrayed as lifesaving and vital to the country “moving forward” in its shift to more democratic rule. Yet many of those proclaiming Egypt’s “dire need” for transitional justice have so far failed to properly analyze the interim government’s …

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Egypt's army chief: Will he? Won't he?

Mr Sisi has so far been coy, shying from the limelight. His reticence has made other potential candidates hesitate to step forward, though two former presidential hopefuls, Hamdeen Sabahi, a Nasserist, and Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a centrist Islamist, have both lately aired pointed ‘advice’ that it might be better …

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Egypt’s army chief: Will he? Won’t he?

Mr Sisi has so far been coy, shying from the limelight. His reticence has made other potential candidates hesitate to step forward, though two former presidential hopefuls, Hamdeen Sabahi, a Nasserist, and Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a centrist Islamist, have both lately aired pointed ‘advice’ that it might be better …

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Whither Egypt’s Democracy?

On July 3 I walked down the Nasr City autostrade toward the Raba‘a al-‘Adawiyya mosque, where the Muslim Brothers of Egypt were holding a sit-in. Two and a half hours would pass before the defense minister, Gen. ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, addressed the nation to announce the end of Muhammad Mursi’s …

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