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The Economist: Egypt is again under military rule, but Sisi lacks Nasser’s appeal

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi invites comparisons to his charismatic predecessor, another military man who led a coup and smashed the Brotherhood. But unlike Nasser, he is no ideologue. He has core beliefs—an abiding faith in the army and a mistrust of civilians. Yet he shows no interest in regional leadership. Instead he …

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Appointing military advisers to oversee civil life in Egypt stirs anger

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued July 29 Law No. 165 of 2020, amending some provisions of the Law on Popular Defense Organizations No. 55 of 1968. Controversy arose in political and human rights circles due to the introduction of new articles, including one stipulating the appointment of a military adviser for …

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Relinquishing the Driver’s Seat: Egypt’s military has allowed civilians to lead the coronavirus response, but some things are troubling.

For well over a month after the World Health Organization warned that the “whole world needs to be on alert” to fight the new coronavirus, the Egyptian authorities denied that the country was at risk.

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