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Setting the stage: The 2012 Abbaseya clashes

Although the political dispute between the State and the Islamists intensified after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the May 2012 Abbaseya clashes count as the first main bloody confrontation between the countries’ two political entities. In defiance of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ (SCAF) delay to hand power …

Adham Youssef

Searing saw: Sinai

By Amr Khalifa “Egypt is undergoing an existential battle.” That booming sound you heard was tantamount to a declaration of war by Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. “There will be blood…there will be a price to pay,”  said Al-Sisi after a day of devastating attacks in Sinai on the Egyptian army that saw at least …

Daily News Egypt

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

The responsibility of opposition

For months, from these pages and elsewhere, I have written a rather large number of articles criticising the conduct and performance of Egypt’s post-uprising political forces. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which resumed power after Hosni Mubarak, gave a good deal of material for me to work with. I knew at the …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

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