Egypt: the Revolution Continues

Politics Reconsidered

Today marks an important date in the Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. Nicola Pratt, Reader of International Politics of the Middle East and the current recipient of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, looks at progress so far. 

25 January is the third anniversary of the beginning of the revolution that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. For many of the activists who participated in the 18 days of mass protests that forced out a dictator, this year’s anniversary marks the failure to achieve the revolution’s goals of bread, freedom and social justice.  Since 3 July 2013, when Egypt’s first elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was deposed by the army, following huge demonstrations against his inept rule, activists have been concerned about the return of military dictatorship and the police state in the name of fighting a ‘war on terrorism’ against the Muslim Brotherhood. A report by a group of human rights organisations…

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About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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