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    Alexander Neill: Xi makes economic inroads in Middle East

    22 January 2016.  As China seeks to gain greater economic leverage in the Middle East it may find itself drawn into the region's security problems, despite Beijing's long-held policy of non-alignment, says Alexander Neill.

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    Chapter 7: A revolution without a revolutionary foreign policy

    12 January 2016. 

    Gamal Hassan explains the remarkable stability of Egypt’s foreign policy during a period of upheaval, and traces its fundamental drivers back to a consensus built during the Mubarak era. He contends that despite fears of a potential realignment, Egyptian foreign policy continues to fall back on positions that Mubarak established.

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    Chapter 9: The Egyptian economy

    12 January 2016. 

    Mohamed El Dahshan analyses Egypt’s difficult economic conditions. He notes that, despite a popular desire for reform, every government since 2011 has avoided hard decisions, and bowed to political expediency rather than pursuing a strategic vision. Although the Sisi-led government’s apparent economic dynamism appears to have been well received, El Dahshan finds that government policies remain flawed and unlikely to reverse the effects of five years of stagnation.

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    Chapter 8: Militarisation and security challenges in Egypt

    12 January 2016. 

    Hebatalla Taha examines Egypt’s security challenges and argues that the state response is designed to bolster Sisi’s strategy of consolidation, rather than provide holistic approaches to complex problems. She argues that continuous and escalating militarisation has exacerbated the insurgencies plaguing Egypt.

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    Introduction

    12 January 2016. 

    This Adelphi volume attempts to make sense of the changing dynamics, shed light on the period between 2011 and 2015 and determine the factors that will shape Egypt’s trajectory under Sisi. It provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of every aspect of contemporary politics and policy, insights about the workings of society and government, and indications about what lies ahead for the country.

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    Chapter 6: Civil society

    12 January 2016. 

    H.A. Hellyer looks at the role of civil-society groups in Egypt's political transformation, and their often painful adjustment to less-than-satisfactory outcomes. He details the role of the media, youth groups, labour unions and non-governmental organisations, as they have struggled to overcome yet another wave of marginalisation.

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    Chapter 5: Egypt’s non-Islamist parties

    12 January 2016. 

    Michael Wahid Hanna analyses the disparate array of non-Islamist political forces that have struggled to position themselves and ensure their relevance to the ever-changing politics of Egypt. He discusses several stages of fracture within non-Islamist parties, which have ultimately led to the demise of a genuine political opposition.

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    Chapter 2: Courts and police in revolution

    12 January 2016. 

    Ellis Goldberg provides an in-depth analysis of two of Egypt’s core institutions: the security forces and the judiciary. He illustrates how they have inserted themselves into the politics of the transition to secure their interests.

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    Chapter 4: The Muslim Brotherhood

    12 January 2016. 

    Yasser El-Shimy looks into the thinking and behaviour of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the transition period. He explains how within the space of a year the Islamist organisation went from dominating Egypt to being banned and falling into disarray.

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    Chapter 3: The military

    12 January 2016. 

    Zeinab Abul-Magd addresses the core of the Egyptian state, the military, and sheds light on its complex involvement in the country’s economy and politics. She shows how the military has continuously adapted to the different stages since 2011, and reveals the extent of its institutionalisation, and how deeply it has penetrated the state.

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