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The Rule of Law and the Egyptian Economy: Missing Connections

After years of political upheaval, the media reports news in Egypt in isolated streams. Two of the biggest stories of the past two months have been President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s economic conference at Sharm El Sheikh and the recent sentencing … Continue reading

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Minister of Defense Field Marshal ╩┐Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi has just announced he met today with the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) to resign his commission. As a civilian, he will now prepare for his campaign for president. By Egyptian … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Egyptian Interior Ministers are Popular Targets

Egyptian Minister of Interior Muhammad Ibrahim has just survived an assassination attempt by car bomb near his home in Nasr City. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but government security officials are already decrying “a new wave … Continue reading

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A Tactical Reconstruction of the July 8 Security Attack in Cairo

Considering there are so many decisions being made and deals being cut behind closed doors in Egypt right now, and so much nonsense from the talking heads of the domestic Egyptian media and foreign media analysis (see Time’s “World’s Worst … Continue reading

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Is this the end of the Egyptian state of emergency?

State media have announced that the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces allowed Egypt’s constitutional state of emergency to expire on Thursday, May 31, 2012. This decision came after a week of pressure in parliament and from NGOs like Human … Continue reading

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Mapping the Egyptian Presidential Election

Egyptians went to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to vote in the first open and genuinely contested election for president in Egypt’s history. Around 22 million Egyptians, about 40% of all registered voters, cast ballots for the twelve candidates … Continue reading

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On the Margins of the Constitution

Tamir Moustafa, author of one of the best monographs on contemporary constitutional law and the judiciary in Egypt, The Struggle for Constitutional Power, published a new paper this week about the current political landscape and the soon-to-begin constituent assembly: “Drafting … Continue reading

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