Mohammad Affan

About Mohammad Affan

Mohammad 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.
23 Nov, 2020

The New American Administration and the Limitation of Hope

Mohammad Affan | 23 November 2020 | TR | AR

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 [...]

The New American Administration and the Limitation of Hope2020-12-31T12:40:33+03:00
10 Jul, 2020

Concept Paper – Political Islam in the Second Wave of the Arab Uprisings

Mohammad Affan Ismail Yaylaci | 10 July 2020 | AR | TR

In December 2018, eight years after Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation in Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia sparked the Arab Uprisings in 2011, fuel and bread riots erupted in the North-Eastern Sudanese city of Atbara
Concept Paper – Political Islam in the Second Wave of the Arab Uprisings2020-11-23T13:43:50+03:00
10 Jul, 2020

 Searching for A Second Chance: The Dilemma of The Islamists In Post-Bashir Sudan

Mohammad Affan Rawan Hamoud | 10 July 2020 | AR | TR

The political history of Sudan since its independence in 1956 can be divided into two phases with distinctive features and dynamics: the first phase lasted from 1956 to the military coup of 1989
 Searching for A Second Chance: The Dilemma of The Islamists In Post-Bashir Sudan2020-08-19T16:53:16+03:00
5 Apr, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic poses a real challenge to MENA states’ capacities and legitimacy

Mohammad Affan | 05 April 2020 | TR | AR

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 COVID-19 Pandemic poses a real challenge to MENA states’ capacities and legitimacy2020-12-31T13:10:09+03:00
2 Jul, 2019

Morsi’s Death Throws the Brotherhood into Further Turmoil

Mohammad Affan | 02 July 2019 | AR

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 [...]

Morsi’s Death Throws the Brotherhood into Further Turmoil2020-08-11T12:52:44+03:00
5 Jul, 2016

Comparing the failed coup attempt in Turkey with the coup in Egypt

Mohammad Affan | 05 July 2016 | AR | TR

Different patterns of military hegemony and different strategies adopted by elected governments in resistance to this hegemony may be the main factors that explain the different outcomes between the successful military coup in Egypt 2013 and the failed coup attempt in Turkey 2016.
Comparing the failed coup attempt in Turkey with the coup in Egypt2020-08-10T18:54:32+03:00
3 Apr, 2016

What Can Be Learned From The Failed Egyptian Democratic Transition?

Mohammad Affan | 03 April 2016

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, [...]

What Can Be Learned From The Failed Egyptian Democratic Transition?2016-06-29T01:57:09+03:00
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