Muslim Brotherhood

10th Anniversary Interview – HA Hellyer

E-International Relations • Dec 8 2017 • Features

To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

Hassan al-Banna: A Starting Point for Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism

Mona Saleh • Jan 18 2016 • Essays

Al-Banna’s ideas of Islam’s superiority, of his conception of Islam to others, and the monopoly of the absolute truth are the first steps to judge Others as unbelievers.

Interview – Fawaz A. Gerges

E-International Relations • Aug 3 2015 • Features

Professor Gerges discusses Islam and nationalism, the way the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to radicalisation, and explains grassroots activism after the Arab Spring.

Fascism in Interwar Egypt: Islam, Nationalism and Political Modernization

Panos Kourgiotis • Jan 28 2015 • Articles

Fascism taught Egyptian activists how to use modern symbols and rituals in order to transform their internal political struggles, but it proved completely incompetent.

Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy: Was Political Culture a Major Factor?

Abdeslam Maghraoui • Apr 29 2014 • Articles

Why did Egypt miss the chance to build democratic governance? What does the astonishing popularity of another military strongman tell us about Egyptian politics?

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Year of Living Dangerously

Malik Mufti • Apr 20 2014 • Articles

It has been a difficult year for democratic Islamists across the Middle East. The past year’s events constitute a test of the Brotherhood’s commitment to democracy.

What is Political Islam?

Muqtedar Khan • Mar 10 2014 • Articles

Regardless of the success or failure of political Islam, Muslims will seek to politicize Islam in search for cultural independence and authenticity in social structures.

Egypt’s New Constitution: A Mixed Bag

Aly El Shalakany • Mar 6 2014 • Articles

The new Egyptian constitution is a mix of progressive and regressive elements. Its success depends on the willingness of the judiciary and military to support reforms.

Mourning, Narratives and Interactions with the Martyrs through Cairo’s Graffiti

Mona Abaza • Oct 7 2013 • Articles

Graffiti, public insult and public display of anger remain an effective way of coming to terms with a harsh and draining daily life in contemporary Cairo.

Egypt’s Crisis and Its Polarised Narratives

Elizabeth Iskander Monier • Aug 30 2013 • Articles

How a crisis is simplified and framed can say a lot about the strategic choices being made by certain actors, as can be seen from the polarised narratives arising out of Egypt’s crisis.

Egypt’s Popular Coup: When Follies are Committed Despite Yesteryear’s History

Ehsan Abdoh • Jul 24 2013 • Articles

Egyptian seculars fail to comprehend the dangerous predicament they have created by inviting the military to remove a democratically elected president, jeopardising Egypt’s democratic transition.

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Samantha Cooke • May 13 2013 • Articles

Based on the approaches and opinions which have been purported thus far by the Egyptian government, it appears unlikely that gender equality in Egypt will improve any time soon.

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