Last July, President-Elect Joe Biden tweeted, “No more blank checks for Trump's favourite dictator” referring to Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi. While this tweet gives a clear indication that the relations between Washington [...]
About Mohammad AffanMohammad Affan is the acting director of Al Sharq Strategic Research, the coordinator of Al Sharq Program on Political Islam, and the managing director of Al Sharq Academia. A medical doctor by training, he holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Also, he obtained his MA degree in Comparative Politics at the American University of Cairo. His thesis was published in Arabic as a book titled: ‘Wahhabism and the Brotherhood: The Conflict on the Concept of the State and the Legitimacy of Power.’ In addition, he holds a post-graduate diploma in Civil Society and Human Rights from Cairo University, a diploma in Political Research and Studies from the Institute of Arab Research and Studies, and a diploma in Islamic Studies from The Higher Institute for Islamic Studies, Cairo. His research interests include Islamism and democratization in MENA region.
As events are still unfolding, it is too early to forecast the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic (CVP) on the already unstable region. Also, it is hard to make generalizations as the crisis is affecting [...]
The tragic death of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi in a courtroom cage elicited minimal reaction inside Egypt. Apart from small confrontations between angry protestors and police forces in his hometown and social media campaigns [...]
For a while, the Egyptians thought that the era of factious elections had become a thing of the past. For a while, they thought that they would never again see a president “win” an [...]
Abstract In this paper, many tools and methods commonly recommended by the literature of democratization are examined in the light of the failed Egyptian transition. “Pacted” transition, drafting a new constitution, popular engagement through elections, [...]