Monthly Archives: August 2012

Religion and politics in Egypt today: Ideological Trends and Future Prospects

  Religion and politics in Egypt today:Ideological Trends and Future Prospects Elizabeth Iskander for the Institute Francais des Relations Internationales. Introduction: The sudden opening up of political space since the uprising of 25 January 2011 began has given visibility to the range … Continue reading

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Calme Renenvue a Dashour?

First published on Nouvelles du Caire, 10 August 2012 by Sophie Anmuth En juillet après des violences suite à une querelle au sujet d’une chemise abîmée par le teinturier copte, des Coptes avaient fui le village de Dahshour, en banlieue … Continue reading

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Region’s States to Tackle Syria Crisis Anew

First published in The National, 28 August 2012 by Elizabeth Dickinson Representatives of Arabian Gulf states will meet those from Iran today to discuss one of the thorniest issues to mar their relationship: Syria. The meeting is the second between … Continue reading

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Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges

Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges The strained Egypt-Iran relationship has long been marked by pragmatism by both sides. But with President Morsi gearing up to visit Tehran, how far will the Brotherhood go to open a new chapter with the … Continue reading

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Still no Sectarian Problem in Egypt?

On Monday, American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton voiced concerns about religious freedom in Egypt. Reacting to Clinton’s statements,   Mahmoud Ghozlan, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, stated; “Non-Muslims in Egypt receive equal rights to Muslims in terms of freedom … Continue reading

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