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The winding path of Egypt’s revolution

By Dr Brecht De Smet There are many ways to interpret the 30 June protests and former president Mohamed Morsi’s exit. From a formal democratic perspective, the military intervention constituted a coup against a legitimate president. From the viewpoint of secularism, the fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood signals the end of Islamist encroachment. …

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The greatest act of treason

By Taher El Moataz Bellah 30 June is a day that is regarded by many as the second revolution and the first against the Muslim Brotherhood regime. However, it is useful to remember what has happened to Egyptians since 25 January up till now.  Even though legitimate demands were chanted, they were never transformed into …

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What does the future hold for Egypt?

Sunday night, during a late night call to the “Al-Hafez” television channel, I took part in a discussion with a prominent Egyptian political analyst regarding the country’s rampant political polarisation. For those who don’t know, Al-Hafez is a relatively extremist channel that plays host to a number of far right personalities, including a sheikh who …

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Review: Columnists critique Morsy’s administration and its opposition

Commentators discussed Morsy’s administration, the failure of Hesham Qandil’s government to solve the simplest problems and the opposition’s plans to protest on the second anniversary of the January 25th Revolution.   Opposition will not rule 25 January Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk newspaper The opposition needs to understand that the path towards democracy is a long …

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