Brecht De Smet is an assistant professor at Ghent University, Belgium. Since 2008 he is conducting research in Egypt on the contemporary workers’ movement and its relation with political forces. He has published in international journals and is considered an opinion maker on the Egyptian revolution in the Belgian media. Follow his writings can be found on academia.edu
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From the revolution’s very beginning in January 2011, western diplomats were keen to reduce the demands of the...