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Egypt’s junta has no intention of letting the people be free

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By Nasim Ahmed

My previous article on Egypt examined how “the heart of the Arab world” has been locked into foreign dependency since its formation as a modern nation state. I argued that Egypt, for decades, has endured “development of underdevelopment”; the process has fostered poverty and the impoverishment of Egyptian society and stunted its growth politically and economically. It’s a familiar picture reflecting the misfortune of fledgling countries struggling to survive in a globalised system dominated by a small number of powerful states.

Egypt’s eternal challenge is ridding itself of the elites whose self-interest lies in maintaining the country’s dependency status. With a population of 83 million, the largest in the Middle East, an open and free democratic Egypt is seen as a grave threat to the regional oligarchy.

If the regional power structure was somewhat hidden from view in the past, we have been given a full glimpse…

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