Senior research scholar at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
Items by Amr Hamzawy
- August 9, 2023 Amr Hamzawy
The repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war forced the administration of US President Joe Biden to back down from the policy of limited interest in the Middle East, and pulled the US back into a region that has changed dramatically in recent years. This region has now become a foothold...
- July 7, 2023 Amr Hamzawy
Once again, the extreme religious right in Israel demonstrates its never-ending racism, violence and inhumanity towards the Palestinian people. Once again, the current Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrates that it is the direct political expression of the madness of religious extremism, which considers settlement expansion in East...
- March 23, 2023 Amr Hamzawy
The global and regional echoes of Chinese mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran will reverberate for quite some time. China announced its first diplomatic breakthrough in the Middle East and it presented its credentials as a guarantor of good-neighbourly agreements, peace, cooperation and security arrangements that limit the magnitudes of proxy wars and violent conflicts...
- April 6, 2022 Amr Hamzawy
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met the foreign ministers of Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco and Egypt last week in an unprecedented summit in the Negev. The declared goal of the summit was to discuss regional security and economic cooperation in accordance with the Abraham Accords normalisation agreements....
- December 1, 2021 Amr Hamzawy
Governments are described as authoritarian when they do not grant people the right to choose them freely and change them freely through periodic and fair elections when they prevent the free circulation of information and refrain from being transparent in their management of public affairs, and when they evade...
- January 13, 2021 Amr Hamzawy
Arab governments, including Egypt’s, generally believe that citizens’ economic and social rights can be protected without a centralised commitment to safeguarding their civil and political rights. Government officials tend to give priority to the right to education, work, healthcare and social security rather than freedom of expression, freedom of...
- August 12, 2020 Amr Hamzawy
When Tunisia started what became a wave of Arab revolutions and uprisings in the winter of 2010, it confirmed the similarities between itself, Egypt and other countries in the Arab world regarding rampant corruption and the absence of democracy and social justice. While it influenced popular anger and increased...
- September 13, 2017 Amr Hamzawy
Over the past few weeks in Egypt there have been many clues regarding the country’s leaders’ adherence to their authoritarian approach and their insistence on wasting opportunities to distance themselves, even a little, from tyranny that they pushed the country towards since the summer of 2013. They have also...