The Egyptian government is currently in the midst of amending its constitution, with grave consequences for the political pluralism that blossomed in the wake of the 2011 revolution. The amendments, if passed, will allow President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi to pursue up to two consecutive six-year terms after his current term ends in 2022.
In one of the least surprising political developments in Egypt since 2013, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s allies are moving to amend Egypt’s constitution so that he can continue to rule the country until 2034.
On December 12, 2018, Emad Kamal Sadek, 49, and his son David Emad, 21, were shot and killed by Rabea Mustafa Khalefa, an Egyptian police officer and guard, in front of the Holiness Revival Church in Minya in Upper Egypt.
On February 9 last year, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the launch of “Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018.” The operation, which involved the army, navy, air force, border patrol, and
In late December, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi announced the formation of a committee to combat sectarianism in Egypt. On its face, Sisi’s decision is welcome, especially after a series
Earlier this month, Judge Muhammad Shereen Fahmy of the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma to 15 years in prison and a fine of six million Egyptian pounds
Last November, one of the Kurdistan Region’s few remaining judges seen as independent announced his resignation as a member of the regional judicial council. Judge Latif Sheikh Mustafa was protesting
In the four years since the truth commission was formed, Tunisia’s most prominent political forces—known among Tunisians as “the two sheikhs”—have worked to undermine transitional justice.
The exclusive monopoly on the practice of Islam and expression of ideas has not only been directed at the Shi’a but also at followers of other faiths that are not classified as “divine religions” according to the Egyptian Constitution.
Egypt’s Informal Settlements Development Fund has launched various projects to map out informal areas and plan related intervention policies. Such interventions, however, had a detrimental effect on the social and economic conditions of people living in these unsafe areas.
When Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited Cairo on the week commemorating the Egyptian 2011 revolution, receiving needed public support from Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi during a joint press conference,
In July, the IMF released its third review of the economic reform program, which, very much like the previous two reviews, was full of praise of the Egyptian authorities for the strong implementation of the economic reform program.
This week, Tunisia has started choosing mayors through newly elected municipal councils across the country, which Tunisians hope will end decades of economic regional inequality and poverty in the interior.
After seeing the Women’s March in Washington, Bassem Sabry Fellow Oumayma Ben Abdallah reflects feminism in the U.S. and the importance of continued progress in women’s rights.
TIMEP Research Assistant Brad Youngblood provides an overview of the ways that Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority has been used by the country’s government.
TIMEP Senior Fellow Hassan Hassan examines speculation about the son of al-Qaeda’s founder being positioned to replace its aging current leader.
The Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs released on September 6 a summary of its fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill.
Following mixed reactions to the Tunisian president’s call for full gender equality, Bassem Sabry Fellow Aymen Abderahmen emphasizes the importance of supporting Tunisia’s civil society.
TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Mai El-Sadany reacts to a court ruling on forced disappearances that iterated that the Ministry of Interior must disclose the location of all missing persons.
A bill in Tunisia that penalizes insulting the police and armed forces or publishing reports on their activities is a cause for concern, writes Bassem Sabry Fellow Aymen Abderahmen.