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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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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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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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