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by Andrea Teti
ECIA Senior Fellow
on OpenDemocracy - 14 Mar 2013

The two and a half weeks between January 25 and February 11, 2011 proved that in Egypt there is a strong demand for social, political and economic justice, and that the established political elites – religious or secular – are badly out of step with those aspirations. In this article for OpenDemocracy, ECIA’s Senior Fellow Andrea Teti argues that two years after Egypt’s ‘January 25th Revolution’, the pro-democracy groups that were instrumental in bringing about the demonstrations find themselves isolated, both domestically and internationally. Their isolation is an indication of just how radical a threat the uprising represented.