This Adelphi volume brings together senior scholars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the tumultuous period from the January 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, via the election and ouster of Muhammad Morsi, to the consolidation of presidential power under Abdel Fattah Al‑Sisi by late 2015. The nine authors provide a sober, in-depth look at the country’s contested politics, institutional and political players, struggling economy, constant foreign policy and evolving security challenges.
The nine chapters are written by Professor Nathan J. Brown, Professor Ellis Goldberg, Dr Zeinab Abul-Magd, Yasser El-Shimy, Michael Wahid Hanna, Dr H.A. Hellyer, Gamal Hassan, Hebatalla Taha and Mohamed El Dahshan.
‘A well-written and incisive account of an exceptionally turbulent period.’
James Watt, UK Ambassador to Egypt (2011–2014)
‘This timely and knowledgeable analysis of Egypt’s actors and factors – from the military and civil society to the present state of the economy and foreign policy – could help us understand not only where this country is heading, but the Middle East too.’
Bahgat Korany, Professor of International Relations and Political Economy, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
‘This welcome volume is a one-stop shop for understanding Egypt at a particularly turbulent period in its history. Authored by a group of the most authoritative scholars in the field, its broad range of articles illuminates the key players in Egypt’s drama, explains their motivations and details the events that have carried the most populous Arab country from revolution to counter-revolution.’
Max Rodenbeck, Middle East Bureau Chief, Economist