Egypt's Referendum Redux

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January 16, 2014
Once again Egyptians have gone to the polls to vote on a constitution. But what this is really about is legitimizing a coup argues Bessma Momani.

From Coup to Chaos

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July 25, 2013
Bessma Momani on the call by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi for Egyptians to rally in support of the military.

A Warning to Egyptians

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June 30, 2013
Protests against President Morsi have taken Egypt back to the edge. Bessma Momani on why the opposition is playing a dangerous game.

Egypt's Fiscal Cliff

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April 2, 2013
Bessma Momani on why Egypt is on the verge of a real fiscal cliff, and the consequences for the region if it goes over.

A Crisis of Confidence

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January 29, 2013
The latest round of protests reveal the continuing fragility of post-Mubarak Egypt, and the increasing frustration of Egyptians with the current regime.

Ideological Ceasefire

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November 23, 2012
Ideology isn't something that any leader can turn on and off at will, but that does not necessarily lead to irrational policy making.