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About Gennaro Gervasio

Gennaro Gervasio is a Lecturer in Middle East Politics and History at the British University in Egypt. Follow him on Twitter @masritali

Articles by Gennaro Gervasio

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Egypt and the Arab uprisings

Three years on, the global significance of the Arab uprisings lies in the reminder of how brittle the seemingly invulnerable machinery of state can be. They remind us that another world is possible, and not just in the Middle East.

The Army’s coup in Egypt: for the people or against the people?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s atrocious record in government has obscured the nature of the army’s coup, directed against the Egyptian people and the revolutionary potential of their deep disaffection with the old regime. As for the remnants of that regime – these elites are playing a game in which instability is a vital ingredient.

The revolution continues: Morsi’s miscalculations and the Ikhwan’s impasse

After President Morsi’s Constitutional Declaration providing him with unprecedented sweeping powers, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt faces unprecedented protests. Is this a sign of its political weakness?

Egypt’s presidential run-off: legal limbo and the transition to nowhere

The best way for the military to retain its privileges would be to step back from its high-visibility role. The more time that passes, though, the higher the cost of doing this will be — as the military’s iron grip on institutions drives opposition forces towards, and not away, from each other

The politics of Egypt’s elections

The military may wish to maintain its economic and political stranglehold, the Brotherhood may feel its time has come, and progressive groups may want to push for real change. But for the time being the Egyptian people remain an enigma.

Egypt's post-democratic elections: political meaning beyond the menu of manipulation

Egypt's recent elections went very much as expected. This, however, doesn't mean they were insignificant.

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