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Egypt's Muslim Brothers: Confrontation or Integration?

Middle East/North Africa Report N°76, 18 June 2008

The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system.

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Egypt's Muslim Brothers: Confrontation or Integration?, Middle East/North Africa Report N°76, 18 Jun 2008

The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system.

Egypt's Sinai Question, Middle East/North Africa Report N°61, 30 Jan 2007

Terrorism returned to Egypt in 2004 after an absence of seven years with successive attacks and the emergence of a heretofore unknown movement in Sinai. The government’s reaction essentially has been confined to the security sphere: tracking down and eliminating the terrorists.

Reforming Egypt: In Search of a Strategy, Middle East/North Africa Report N°46, 4 Oct 2005

Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential election, a response to U.S. pressure, was a false start for reform. Formal pluralism has never seriously limited the dominance of President Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP); extension to the presidential level is a token so long as the opposition is too weak to produce plausible candidates.

Islamism in North Africa II: Egypt's Opportunity, Middle East/North Africa Briefing N°13, 20 Apr 2004

Important changes in the outlook of Egyptian Islamic activism in recent years have opened up possibilities for progressive political development, but these have gone unexploited because of the conservatism of the Egyptian government's policies.

The Challenge of Political Reform: Egypt After the Iraq War, Middle East/North Africa Briefing N°9, 30 Sep 2003

On the eve of the American-led war on Iraq, commentators and officials in the West and the Arab world outdid one another with predictions concerning its probable ripple effects.

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Egypt's Sinai Problem

Hugh Roberts
The Independent (UK), 26 Apr 2006

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