Tag Archives: 25 January revolution

“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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Arab-Iran Relations: discourses of conflict and cooperation

This Arab-Iran Relations Conference Briefing Paper is a follow up to an LSE conference held jointly by the Middle East Centre and the Department of International Relations with generous funding from the Dinam charity.  The conference entitled ‘Arab-Iranian Relations: discourses of … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Election Shambles

Today marks the first day of voting in Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak’s forced resignation in February 2011.  The run-up to the election was overshadowed by massive demonstrations against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) that … Continue reading

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Waiting for Tantawi

A million person protest has been called for in Tahrir on 22 November, and reports are that numbers today exceed those of the protest that took place on Friday.  Today’s march is called a day to save the nation. Chanting … Continue reading

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Egyptian Uprising, Part 2

Tahrir square in downtown Cairo has once more become the scene of running battles between protesters and police.  The major difference to the January 25th scenario is that alongside the police is the army. In one piece of footage soldiers … Continue reading

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Testimonies from Maspero

Journalists and activists in Egypt are consolidating the testimonies of eye witnesses to events in Maspero, Cairo on 9 October 2011 when the army violently attacked a protest march being held by mainly Coptic Christian protesters. On that night, state … Continue reading

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Religious Violence Plagues Post-Mubarak Egypt

originally published by LSE Africa Blog 11 July 2011 The national unity that emerged from Egypt’s 25 January Revolution is being threatened by a series of clashes between Christians and Muslims. Elizabeth Iskander, Dinam Research Fellow in LSE’s Department of … Continue reading

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