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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 …

Crisis Highlights Urgent Need for Reforms

The latest crisis in Egypt highlights the urgent need for the government to finally begin reforming the security sector and ensuring accountability for past abuses, Human Rights Watch said today while releasing its World Report 2013. Egypt gained its first democratically elected president in 2012, but overall the year was marked by a …

Second Anniversary: On “Defending” or “Protecting” the 25th of January Revolution

Soon, the second anniversary of the 25th of January revolution will be upon us.  However, for many Egyptians there is not much to celebrate.  The socio-economic situation is deteriorating and political rights are not improving either. The country is in a mess socially, politically and economically. Unfortunately, ordinary Egyptians bear the brunt …