Thousands of dissidents have been jailed in Egypt in recent months, including Egyptian writer and academic Ismail Iskandarani. In a Washington Post article discussing Iskandarani's detention and Egypt's continuing crackdown, TCF senior fellow Michael Wahid Hanna commented on the increasingly erratic actions of the Sisi regime.
“The current regime is a paranoid regime,” Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at the Century Foundation in New York, said in a recent article.
See the full article at the Washington Post.
Five years after the Egyptian Revolution transpired in Tahrir Square, Egypt remains in a delicate state, causing it's leaders to instill a yet unprecedented level of repression.READ MORE
January 25th marks the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising when thousands of Egyptians converged on Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo to protest the then 30 year presidency of Hosni Mubarak. The run-up to today’s anniversary has seen a major crackdown that has included arrests, disappearances and random searches.READ MORE
TCF fellows Michael Wahid Hanna and Thanassis Cambanis spoke with the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science about the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution and the challenges that Egypt continues to face today. Check out the full recording of their conversation below.
Monday evening Lebanon’s two most powerful Christian political bosses set aside decades of enmity – including many years when the two men’s militias were locked in a death match whose collateral damage included much of Lebanon itself – to join forces in the race for the country’s presidency.READ MORE
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