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Army units outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Getty Images)

After the Ousting Mohammed Morsi

Egypt on the Brink of Collapse?

Following the military coup on 3 July, institutional order in Egypt is teetering on the brink while most of the country's political elite stand by and watch. Thomas Demmelhuber analyses the situationMore

Egypt's president Mohamed Mursi, 23 November 2012 (photo: EPA/Egyptian Presidency)

The Egyptian President's Power Gain

Morsi Cannot Govern Against His People

When Mohammed Morsi assumed his presidential duties six months ago, he was derided as a "spare tyre". Now Time Magazine is running a front-page story on the man it calls "the most important man in the Middle East". But despite his burgeoning power, Morsi will not be able to govern in a way that ignores the interests and concerns of a highly politicised nation. Commentary by Thomas DemmelhuberMore

Supporter of Mohammed Mursi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Presidential Elections in Egypt

A Duel That Nobody Wanted

The Egyptian presidential poll enters its second phase: On 16 and 17 June Egyptians must decide between the rather colourless and uncharismatic Islamist Mohamed Mursi and Ahmed Shafik, an overt representative of the old regime. An analysis by Thomas DemmelhuberMore

Soldiers and demonstrators face each other in Tahrir Square (photo: AP)

Political Upheaval in Egypt

The Mubarak System without Mubarak

Mubarak may be gone, but the remaining elites will try to use his structural and political heritage to suit themselves, ensuring that Egypt's road to democracy will be a difficult and open-ended one. By Thomas DemmelhuberMore