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Egypt

Brexit Britain and Egyptian nationalism: a comparative analysis

There are a lot of things in the world today that seem utterly upside down: right-wing nationalists claim the mantle …

Did ISIS “hijack” the Arab Spring?

Across the Middle East, ISIS emerged out of the ashes of failed aspirations. The Arab Spring promised so much and, …

Is Wahhabism responsible for atheism in the Arab World?

Wahhabism is an Islamic doctrine named after author Mohammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92) in Najd, Saudi Arabia. Incidentally, ibn Abd al-Wahhab …

Mubarak and Sisi: two sides of the same coin?

More than a million Egyptians took to the streets in the 2011 revolution to protest against autocratic governance, poverty, unemployment and …

How do religion and politics currently interact?

A few months ago, the Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, was visiting President Putin, attempting to illustrate a political …

Where does the term “Arab Spring” originate?

When I first moved to the Middle East, to Egypt in September 2010, the talk on the street was of …

The Arab Spring – 5 years on

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North …

Libya and Egypt’s unique relationship

After Egypt and Libya gained independence in the 1950s, the two respective states maintained a mutually cooperative relationship. With regards …