Getting Democracy Promotion Right in Egypt

Author
Amy Hawthorne
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Atlantic Council
Abstract
Three years into Egypt's post-Mubarak transition, the near-term prospects for democratization are bleak. The military-security alliance that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, in July 2013 is consolidating power. Government repression against the Islamist opposition, and more recently against secular dissenters, is harsher and society is more polarized than in any point in recent memory.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, Democratization, Diplomacy, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
Middle East, North America, Egypt