Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies and Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements and From Bad Cop to Good Cop: The Challenge of Security Sector Reform in Egypt.

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Showdown in Egypt

Massive anti-government protests across Egypt have challenged President Mohammad Morsi’s hold on power as never before. What will happen next, and what impact will the protests have on Egypt’s… read more

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The Algerian Tragedy

The origins of the recent attack on a remote gas installation in Algeria lie in the military coup that ended the “Algerian Spring” two decades ago. Indeed, as that episode has shown, the civil war… read more

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Egypt’s Democratic Dictator?

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi recently granted himself sweeping powers in order, he claims, to attain the objectives of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship. His opponents –… read more

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Libya’s Jihadist Minority

Libya's Ansar al-Shariah Brigade has been accused of orchestrating the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador and three others. But the picture is more complex,… read more

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Egypt’s New Old Government

Egypt’s first-ever freely elected president, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, has appointed his first cabinet, but 25 of its 35 ministers are either holdovers from the old regime or… read more

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Libya’s Defeated Islamists

In Libya's general election on July 7, liberal-leaning parties finished first in 11 of 13 electoral districts. Unlike their counterparts in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan, Libya’s Islamists… read more

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Egypt Holds Its Breath

Egyptians have defeated former President Hosni Mubarak’s regime and its remnants three times since January 2011: first with Mubarak’s ouster, then in the parliamentary elections earlier this year,… read more

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Egypt’s Innocent Murderers

Although Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib al-Adly, were handed life sentences at the conclusion of their trials, the generals who ran the Egypt’s apparatus of repression as deputy… read more

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