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What Has Changed in Policing since the Arab Uprisings of 2011? Surveying Policing Concepts and Modes of Contestation

Since 2011, the police have been at the centre of the contestation rocking the Arab world. This paper maps out some of the main modes of contestation and provides a preliminary assessment of their impact on police practices. It argues that mass mobilised contestation succeeded in changing such practices only …

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Ten new ministers, 11 deputies to ministries, take oath in front of Sisi: Parliament Speaker

Ten new ministers and 11 deputies to the ministers took oath on Sunday in front of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following the approval by the House of Representatives on the cabinet reshuffle, according to the speaker of House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal on Saturday.

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Egypt as an Authoritarian Vanguard

Among the hundreds of chants by Arab protestors in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, and Lebanon during recent months of demonstrations, in what may be considered a second wave of the so-called Arab Spring, those directed against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have been particularly prominent.

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Up Without Arms: The Arab uprisings of 2019 are stages in a political struggle that is likely to continue.

While some may see the region-wide protest wave currently sweeping the Middle East as a pale imitation of 2011, the uprisings of 2019 are in many ways more impressive. They have lasted longer, demonstrated tremendous resilience, and made significant achievements. But, outside of Sudan’s tenuous success, these new protest movements …

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