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  • Is the GCC Crisis De-escalating?

    While the GCC crisis seems to be de-escalating, there is no end in sight as yet.

    July 26, 2017

    Will the GCC Survive?

    It is unrealistic and naïve to expect Qatar to surrender. And it is not beyond diplomacy to work out a face-saving formula

    June 27, 2017

    2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

    2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

    It will be wrong to conclude that Egypt will remain unfree for too long. Did Napoleon’s accession to power put an end to the French Revolution?

    February 03, 2016

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    The Death Sentence on Former President Morsi

    With the death sentence pronounced on Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected President in Egypt’s history, it is difficult not to conclude that Egypt is moving away from a democratic destination at an accelerated pace.

    May 25, 2015

    Tunisia stands out

    Tunisia stands out

    With the conclusion of the parliamentary and presidential elections, based on a constitution that finely balances the country’s Islamic heritage with the need for modernity, Tunisia has done what Egypt has failed to do.

    December 31, 2014

    Mubarak’s Fall in Egypt: How and Why did it Happen?

    After nearly 30 years in power, the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt, considered by many to be the strongest in the Arab world, collapsed suddenly in February 2011 after a mere 18 days of street protests. In this article, we try to explain the puzzling collapse of the Mubarak regime using regime transition theory. We argue that the Mubarak regime’s collapse came about as a result of four key developments, none of which were sufficient to cause the regime’s collapse, but when coalesced together exposed the regime’s lack of coercive and persuasive powers, thereby hastening its demise.

    January 2015

    Egypt's Uneasy Transition: Internal and External Dynamics and Challenges for India

    Egypt's Uneasy Transition: Internal and External Dynamics and Challenges for India

    Amidst the ‘Arab Spring’ nations, the most keenly watched and followed developments have been in Egypt. Being one of the largest Arab nations, lynchpin of peace treaty with Israel, key US ally and a nation of potent and modern armed forces, Egypt deserved the attention. And so, the success or otherwise of the Arab revolutions hinged on the success or failure in Egypt. However the transition in Egypt has been far from smooth so far.

    Where is Egypt going?

    With Egypt’s reversion to military rule, even if it is sanctified through an election process less than free and fair, one can say definitely that the pro-democracy tide in the Arab world is subsiding. The only success story so far is Tunisia where the Ennahda, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, has shown maturity and superior political navigational skills .

    February 03, 2014

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