Egyptian Politics


Why Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood isn’t the Islamic bogeyman

Western fears of Islamist takeover in post-Mubarak Egypt are unfounded. During recent protests, the Muslim Brotherhood has demonstrated a commitment to peaceful political participation.

Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood

All eyes are on Egypt's biggest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood. What are the Brotherhood's goals?

Egypt’s Winners and Losers

The election results may not have been surprising, but what will be the long-term repercussions for the key players?

Where do the Brothers go from here?

Suppose that a person with absolutely zero knowledge of Egyptian politics just arrived into the country. Inquiring about all the colorful electoral banners, they would be told that an election

Background Report on Egyptian Civil Society Election Monitoring in Upcoming Elections

The Egyptian government has steadfastly refused to grant international election monitors access to monitor parliamentary elections this week. Senior Egyptian officials have rebuffed repeated requests from US government officials, claiming

Egypt’s Legitimacy Crisis in the Aftermath of Flawed Elections

The first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt has left behind a political scene that is simultaneously frustrating and puzzling.

Egypt: The new opposition and the ElBaradei factor

A tentative political alliance threatens to change the electoral calculus in the 2011 elections but the group is unwilling to announce its intentions without a guarantee of fair polls.

Participation revived

In the 30 years since the revival of political party politics in the mid-1970s, each round of parliamentary elections invariably produced a new dynamic out of the interplay between political

Finding Meaning in the Egyptian Elections

It would be easy to dismiss Egypt’s November 29 parliamentary elections as just one more chapter in Egypt’s rather sad recent electoral history.

The regime can fix the elections – but it can’t fix the Egyptian people

As Egypt moves towards its parliamentary elections in November, each day brings fresh evidence of the profound problems now endemic in our political life.