On the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring, TRT World spoke with Gilbert Achcar, who has written extensively on the politics of the Middle East, to make sense of what transpired and what comes next.
The late Mohamed Morsi's rise to power represented an end to Egypt's kleptocratic free-for-all.
Morsi endured an institutional onslaught and propaganda campaign that undermined him at every turn – and ultimately buried Egypt’s short-lived democratic experiment.
International human rights groups warn that the Sisi regime is spreading fear amongst his critics and opponents by detaining and torturing the country's leading rights defenders.
The Egyptian government easily silences or dismisses critics but even President Sisi is having a hard time ignoring one wealthy exile sparking protests in Egypt.
The pro-Sisi judiciary in Egypt continues to pursue the family members of the former president Mohammed Morsi.
Amidst a controlled media narrative and a heavy blanket of government scrutiny, many Egyptians are questioning former president Mohamed Morsi's death in whispers and with discretion.
Former ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson said during a panel discussion that Sisi came through the military, and if he leaves, it will be through the same means.
It's been eight years since the revolt in Egypt and the irony is that the country is more authoritarian now then it's ever been - and so are its backers.
Egypt's Abdul Fatah el Sisi is preparing the ground to demolish constitutional term limits, and he will probably get away with it.
Egypt is a nation cocooned in a nightmare, its elite devoid of ideas and adrift in changing region and world.
Several TV channels linked to the Muslim Brotherhood operate from Turkey since the 2013 military coup in Egypt. They offer a critical viewpoint to people living under the rule of military strongman, Abdel Fattah el Sisi.
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