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“The Arabness of Middle East regionalism”, New Article in Contemporary Politics

The Middle East is often considered to demonstrate a case of weak regionalism. This article suggests that the continued prevalence of Arab identity as the hegemonic component of regional consciousness contributes to this. The dominance of a discourse of ‘Arabness’ … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood: Implications for Egypt

A new article published in the Middle East Policy journal looks at the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since the Arab Spring.  It sets out the underlying factors and shows how domestic and regional challenges were … Continue reading

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The Implications of Counterterrorism Strategies for Human Security in Europe: The cases of Germany, France and the United Kingdom

Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks The University of Warwick is part of a major project entitled GR:EEN. GR:EEN is a global collaborative research project (16 institutions) engaged in academic research that impacts upon EU Policy and practice, seeking to … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Crisis and Its Polarised Narratives

How a crisis is simplified and framed can say a lot about the strategic choices being made by certain actors, as can be seen from the polarised narratives arising out of Egypt’s crisis. click here for the full article on … Continue reading

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The ‘mediation’ of Muslim–Christian relations in Egypt: the strategies and discourses of the official Egyptian press during Mubarak’s presidency

Originally posted on The Iskanders Review:
This article, which appears in the journal of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations  Vol. 23, Iss. 1, 2012, analyses the representation of Muslim–Coptic relations in the Al-Ahrām newspaper between 2005 and 2010. The primary goal is to assess the strategies and discourses…

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Renewed Sectarian Violence Reported in Egypt

According to this AFP report, a violent clash broke out on Friday 5 April in Qalyubia, Egypt. Five people are believed to have been killed so far.  Egypt has suffered regular incidents of violence between Muslim and Christian citizens for decades. … Continue reading

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Police Brutality as Egyptians Protest Against Morsi

Two years on from Egypt’s uprising of January 2011 and it seems little has changed.  In the ongoing protests in Egypt sparked by the anniversary of the uprising on January 25, Egyptian security is cracking down hard on protesters. For … Continue reading

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