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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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Report: Mohammed Morsi, Opportunities and Challenges (in German)

Präsidentschaftswahlen in Ägypten: Chancen und Herausforderungen für Mohammed Mursi Elizabeth Iskander und Annette Ranko Am 24. Juni 2012 erklärte Faruk Sultan, der Vorsitzende der ägyptischen Wahlkommission, den Kandidaten der Muslimbruderschaft, Mohammed Mursi, zum Sieger der ersten Präsidentschaftswahl des Landes seit … Continue reading

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al-Masry al-Youm: “Morsi Wins” in Second Round of Egypt’s Presidential Election

Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm has reported that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi has won Egypt’s presidential elections.  According to their figures, Morsi showed strongly in Upper Egypt, whereas Ahmed Shafik gained more votes in Lower Egypt but Morsi gained 51.13 … Continue reading

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Polling Stations Open in Egypt

by Dr Elizabeth Iskander Voting has begun in Egypt for the first post-Mubarak president.  Voting will take place over two days and follows weeks of expatriate voting around the world.  The results of the expat vote have been mixed and … Continue reading

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Fissures Grow Between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Army over the Constitution

Muslim Brotherhood clashes with Army over Egypt’s Constitution MARCH 26, 2012 BY DR ELIZABETH ISKANDER AND MINA MONIR (Originally published by the Conservative Middle East Council) Before presidential elections are due to take place in May 2012, Egypt’s transition timetable dictates that … 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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