Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has has obtained considerable popularity since coming to power, but he also has used unprecedented amounts of force to secure his rule. In an article for the Atlantic, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis asks whether Egypt is on the verge of another uprising:
There’s been a dramatic downsizing of expectations since Sisi came to power in a military coup in July 2013 (he retired from the military and was elected president without any meaningful challenger in May 2014). But if the mood is grim among the activists who so recently turned Egypt’s power structure on its head, historical trends suggest that the victorious military establishment has plenty to worry about as well.
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If you are interested in Thanassis Cambanis’s new book, Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story, go here.