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Coup, denial and myth-making

Steven Fish, professor of political science | July 17, 2013

One of the most remarkable things about the military coup d’etat in Egypt is the combination of denial and myth-making it has prompted. The U.S.  government denies that a military coup even took place. American law requires cessation of certain forms of economic assistance to countries that have suffered coups, and the Obama administration wishes … Continue reading »

The rapid encroachment of an Islamic state in Egypt: A timeline

Nezar AlSayyad, professor of architecture, planning and urban history | January 7, 2013

The election of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s first Islamist president, on June 24th, 2012, marked an important moment in the history of the country and promised to bring major change. In the past few months, as a popular uprising broke out against Morsi and his Islamization project, Egypt has inched closer to his vision.  When Morsi … Continue reading »