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Egypt’s Uprising One Year On

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ECIA Briefing - 26 Jan 2012

by Andrea Teti
ECIA Senior Fellow

A year after the uprising, the struggle for power between Egypt’s military and the Muslim Brotherhood, unexpected electoral gains of radical Salafis, and increasing support for the status quo from some GCC countries make a smooth transition to democracy unlikely. European governments find themselves caught between outdated democracy assistance strategies and the increasing influence of Gulf funding. The current re-evaluation of democratization assistance must focus on key issues and groups if they hope to be successful.