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Tewfik Aclimandos

Tewfik Aclimandos, Egyptian, has been historian and research associate at the Chair of Contemporary History of the Arab world at the College de France since 2009. He was researcher at the Centre français d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ, Cairo) from 1984 to 2009. Specialist in post-war Egyptian political life (1945-2011), he has published numerous articles on the army, the Muslim Brotherhood and Mubarak’s foreign policy.

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Egypt, Copts and Government reach agreement on Church Building Law

For months the Coptic Christians in Egypt have asked for non-discriminatory regulation of the construction of places of worship

02/09/2016 | Religions and the public sphere

If Egypt No Longer Controls Sinai

An overview of the origins of jihadism in the peninsula: from the quietist Salafism of the 90s up to the creation of "Wilayat Sina'", the group that claimed responsibility for the downing of the Russian plane

24/11/2015 | Jihadism and violence

Egypt Crushed between the Jihadists of the Sinai and of Libya

State forces and non-state forces threaten the country’s frontiers and the Sinai region. This is an unprecedented fact in the history of the country. The government is inclined towards a ‘security’ solution prior to a political solution which, indeed, is increasingly remote. But even the severest measures cannot deal with the threat of Isis and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood continues to provoke alarm.

18/03/2015 | Arab Revolutions

The Seeds of Failure in the Utopia of a Caliphate

Egypt. A central factor in the Muslim Brothers’ defeat can be traced to their foreign policy: their ambitious pan-Islamic project left no room for national interests. The army and part of the civil service and population could not accept this.

25/02/2014 | Arab Revolutions

Egypt: Politics Returns but the Violence Does not Stop

What was foreseeable has occurred. Faced with a hostile demonstration on a huge scale, the presidential guard reacted with too much force and perpetrated a massacre where more than fifty people were killed. This was foreseeable for two reasons: a) military men are not trained to maintain order but to destroy the enemy;...

12/07/2013 | Arab Revolutions

A Gigantic Building Site without Leadership and without Money

The army has deposed President Morsi. Popular mobilisation asked for this and the armed forces did not pull any punches, launching at the same time a wave of arrests which aimed at 300 leaders of the Muslim Brothers, amongst whom the Supreme Guide, the two vice-guides, the former president of the parliament, the advise...

05/07/2013 | Arab Revolutions

The Iron Struggle between the Army and the Brothers

Egypt /In the complex game of ‘Risk’ that is played out in electoral consultations, revolutionary demonstrations and appeals to the High Court, this great country, after being freed from the thirty-year regime of Mubarak, is torn today between the moves and counter moves of the two principal protagonists struggling for power.

01/12/2012 | Arab Revolutions

Anba Tawadros, a Pope for the Muslim Brotherhood/2

 In general, all the Copts that I have spoken to are very happy to have a new Pope and glad to have avoided the worst, or that is a Pope who is too conflictual or too passive. The fact remains that the new Pope is not very well known and he now finds himself having to face huge challenges. Most of the Egyptian ...

08/11/2012 | Eastern Christians

The protagonists on the Egyptian scene

The protagonists on the Egyptian scene On 25 January 2011 an invitation to demonstrate issued by the non-Islamist opposition and the youth movements succeeded beyond all expectations, mobilizing tens of thousands of persons in various large cities. At the same time an uprising inflamed the town of Suez. The demonstr...

28/02/2012 | Arab Revolutions

Mubarak and the Army: Divorce Egyptian Style

Egypt /2. Revolution, coup d’état or reform: what lies behind Tahrir Square? An answer cannot be obtained without reference to the influence of the armed forces in the political life of the country. A role often performed in the shadows.  

01/12/2011 | Arab Revolutions

Copts and Muslims of Egypt: How Today’s Emergency Came About

In our visual era, which images are to be trusted? Those of Tahrir Square in January and February, where Muslims and Copts displayed their brotherliness, the other was accepted, and National Union was sacred? Or, conversely, those of last October 9th, with raging six-ton armoured vehicles, mercilessly crushing and kill...

14/11/2011 | Eastern Christians

The idyll between Erdogan and the Arab peoples

The Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s tour of North Africa was addressed above all to the populations and public opinion rather than to transitory governments, even though he obviously met a number of politicians in charge (of Egypt: Field Marshal Tantawi, head of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces ‘In&acir...

11/10/2011 | Arab Revolutions

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