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Sisi Learned the Wrong Lessons From Mubarak’s Fall

After decades of political paralysis, economic discontent, and increasing repression, Mubarak’s 30-year rule ended swiftly in an 18-day popular uprising in 2011. Judging by the violence Sisi’s regime has unleashed on Egyptians in the past few years, it seems that his biggest fear is that the crowds will fill the …

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Did the Muslim Brotherhood fail politically during the Egyptian revolution?

During the course of the brief — just one year — Egyptian government led by President Mohamed Morsi, the opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood accused the movement of failure. Demands were made for it to admit its mistakes, conduct reviews, apologise and then disappear from the political scene altogether.

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Legacy of Egyptian revolution? Crackdown on dissent

Ten years ago, she was celebrated as a heroine for helping to spark the 2011 uprising that unseated then-President Hosni Mubarak. But Asmaa Mahfouz, a political activist and one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement (credited with mobilizing the mass protests that ousted Mubarak), is today struggling …

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