Egypt

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    Russia in the Middle East: Trust no one, but sign business deals

Russia in the Middle East: Trust no one, but sign business deals

by Agathe Demarais
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and the RAND Corporation looking at Russia’s strategy in the Middle East on 28 March 2018. 

Over the last few years, Russia’s foreign policy objectives have appeared twofold: first, President Putin wants to re-assert Russia’s role on the global stage, if possible on par with the US. […]

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    Everyday ‘Lolitics’: The Power of Political Memes in Egypt

Everyday ‘Lolitics’: The Power of Political Memes in Egypt

by Sandra Sfeir
 

In the age of social media, the meme is king. Put simply, a meme is a ‘faddish joke or practice…that becomes widely imitated.’ Commonly taking the form of comics, captioned images or videos, memes are a popular, accessible and satirical means of engagement with the issues of the day, whether serious or light-hearted. They represent, in many […]

The Influence of Islamist Rhetoric on Women’s Rights

by Courtney Freer

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Views on Women 

The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, was initially conceived of as a social movement seeking to re-Islamise Egypt. Its first bylaws even explicitly listed the goal ‘to raise a generation of Muslims who would understand Islam correctly and act according to its teachings.’ As a result, the group, and its […]

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    An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

An Uprising in the Social Sciences? The Study of Middle East Politics in Transformation

by Florian Kohstall
This article is part of a 7-part series assessing the prospects and challenges for the study of North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

The ouster of two long-term presidents through popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 quickly became a milestone event for scholars of Middle Eastern politics, very similar to the fall of […]

Book Review – H. A. Hellyer’s ‘A Revolution Undone’

by Moritz Schmoll

As Egypt approaches the end of President Sisi’s first term, the country’s politics bear the marks of years of ruthless repression: oppositional movements of various political orientations are decimated after mass recourse to jail sentences, torture, intimidation, forced disappearances and exile. The regime has already begun devising ways to make sure the 2018 election is ‘under control’, […]

October 30th, 2017|Book Reviews, Egypt|1 Comment|

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